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The Octane team is growing fast!

Mark Posniak Mark Posniak
Posted on Dec 07, 2017 | in Blog

And it bloomin' well needs to given the amount of interest we're receiving from brokers. As with any new business, we were all expecting to be busy in the early days, but not this busy!

Since we launched earlier this year, we've already had to hire 10 senior people just to keep on top of the demand for our product (which just so happens to be product-less). All I can say is that the office is starting to feel a lot smaller.

The latest recruit to the Octane team is Nicky Pack, who is an experienced underwriter. And good job, too: Nicky will be helping Matt and the rest of the credit team put together some of the most complex loans we've ever worked on.

I'm pleased that we're already becoming the go-to lender for any loans that have big question marks hovering over them — the loans that most lenders won't go anywhere near because they are so complex or non-standard.

With all the broker interest we've been getting, we've also brought in Oli Greenspan as Head of Internal Sales. Oli's role is to support the sales team out in the field, and ensure we get deals across the line as efficiently as possible in-house.

Thankfully the experienced team we have comes into its own when the clock is ticking. Deadlines are part and parcel of what we do — and have to be given that we're often picking up deals that have fallen through at other lenders because of their complexity.

Anyway, if you know your onions and want a new challenge, why not drop us a line? We're always keen to speak to people who understand the sector and want to test themselves each day - rather than simply tick boxes.

While 2017 was the year we launched, 2018 will be the year the Octane team really finds its stride. If you'd like to be a part of the team as it goes through the gears, please send me an email at In the meantime, a big Merry Christmas to you all.

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