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The Silly (and Serious) Season is almost upon us

Mark Posniak Mark Posniak
Posted on Nov 23, 2018 | in Blog

These days, there’s something terrifying about the protracted build-up to Christmas.

The moment the pumpkins, fake blood and plastic spiders and bats are off the supermarket shelves, they’re piled up with Yuletide logs, brandy butter, chocolate oranges and Xmas crackers.

As for Black Friday, don’t even get me started. It’s commercialism gone mad.

But even if it’s not approaching as quickly as retailers would have us all believe, Christmas is coming. We’re now just a week or so off December and the start of the silly season is in sight.

Or silly season is what it might be for some. For the bridging sector, the Christmas period generally involves burning the candle at both ends. It’s both a silly and a very serious season.

Not only are there endless events and parties to attend, but there’s a huge amount of pressure to get deals across the line before things shut down before Christmas.

After all, no client or broker wants to go into the Christmas break with a deal on the cusp of going through, but not quite there due to some outstanding issue or other.

They want it put to bed so they can enter the New Year with purpose and clarity, all their ducks in a row. Much the same applies to lenders. It’s nice to have your loan book shipshape before entering a New Year.

That’s where we like to think we stand out. At Octane, we pride ourselves on going the extra yard, even if it involves long hours at the office while the rest of the industry is winding down (translate: getting smashed).

Yes, we love a good Xmas bash as much as everyone else but completing on deals against the odds, and to tight deadlines, is embedded in our lending genetics. For us it’s the biggest buzz of all.

So if you’re worried that a lender might let you down on a deal this Christmas, and want certainty rather than uncertainty of lending, drop us a line and we’ll take a look and see what we can do.

And if it involves us missing out on a few drinks, it’s a sacrifice we’re prepared to make. Now how about that for dedication to the cause….!

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