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On the 1st day of Christmas, Hope Capital sent to me…

23 Dec 2021

Miriam Howarth

by Miriam Howarth

As we wrap up 2021, we are reflecting on the past year, remembering all of the key things which shaped Hope Capital over the past 12 months.

 

Over the course of 2021, we have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with many brokers, clients and stakeholders and we are now really looking forward to what 2022 has in store.

 

With Christmas just around the corner, it felt very fitting for us to create a Hope Capital twist on the classic 12 Days of Christmas, which is why this year we are bringing this well-loved carol to life….

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Hope Capital sent to me:

 

Twelve months of excellent service

We are renowned for delivering competitive rates and loans for all property types and purposes, with exceptional service, transparency and speed. Excellent service and putting the customer first is at the forefront of everything we do, which is why we believe we have had such a successful year in business!

 

Eleven members invited to The Hope Capital Club

The Hope Capital Club (HCC) provides a range of benefits and opportunities for selected brokers who we want to acknowledge and recognise for their dedicated support to the company. We have been lucky to build and maintain fantastic relationships with various brokers over the years, which is why we wanted to offer exclusive benefits to those selected, as a way to show our gratitude. The HCC has been a huge success and we are looking forward to onboarding new members in 2022.

 

Ten years in business

Since being established in 2011, we have achieved exponential growth and achieved multiple milestones. Reaching our 10th birthday in September this year is a testament to our success and we are looking forward to the future.

 

Nine months fuelled by stamp duty madness  

Reflecting on 2021, there is no doubt that leading up to the stamp duty deadline in September, was one of our busiest periods at Hope Capital. As the window of opportunity began to close, investors and developers felt the pressure to complete on time, resulting in a fantastic opportunity for us to step in and ensure funding could be provided quickly to meet  borrower’s needs.

 

Eight charitable donations

Giving back is extremely important to us. This is why we decided to support and donate to several local charities throughout 2021, which are also important to the Hope Capital team. This included The Sunshine Group, Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, just to name a few.

 

Seven new starters

Owing to an extremely successful year in business, we have been able to make some fantastic additions to the team. With our new recruits, we are better positioned to take on increased business volumes and are looking forward to welcoming even more people on board in 2022.

 

Six new product enhancements

At Hope Capital, we design products to meet borrowers’ diverse and individual needs, affordability, and aspirations. After we have launched a new product, we continue to listen to the feedback of our brokers and their clients, to ensure what we our offering matches what they are looking for.

Trends in the bridging industry change on a regular basis, which is why it is essential we constantly review our product range to ensure they continue to match the needs of brokers and borrowers.

During the past year we have enhanced a number of our existing products, including: Seventies Collection, Discounted Rate Loan, Refurbishment Range and so on.

 

Five hours of non–stop partying

In October, to mark Hope Capital’s 10th birthday, we threw a fantastic party for the team who has helped us get the business where it is today. It was a great night and gave us an opportunity to celebrate an amazing team effort and reflect on our success.

 

Four successful quarters

We are very proud to have experienced such a successful year in business. Of course, there were challenges along the way, however owing to our resilient team and our ability to deliver innovative solutions, we were able to achieve numerous records. For example, in the past six months we have effectively doubled our loan book and almost trebled the number of AIPs issued, which continue to escalate monthly.

 

Three product launches

As well as revamping a number of our existing products and launching various offerings throughout the year, we also introduced three new products to the market. This comprised the Development Exit Loan, Finish & Exit Loan and Scottish Collection.

 

Two award wins

We were very proud to have won two fantastic awards in 2021! The first was when our Director of Sales, Roz, deservedly won the Woman in Specialist Lending category at the Women in Finance Awards and secondly, we achieved Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Mortgage Introducer Awards.

 

And One fantastic, brilliant team

There is no doubt that the people within the business will ultimately determine the success or failure of a company. During 2021, the Hope Capital team have been resilient, hardworking, and determined to overcome any barriers we have faced. Each employee has played a huge part in ensuring that every broker and borrower receives a service that is quick, flexible, specialist and transparent. We are so proud and grateful of our wonderful team!

 

If you are interested in finding out more information about Hope Capital, speak to the team on 0151 523 5998 or email: hello@hope-capital.co.uk

Miriam Howarth

Miriam Howarth

Miriam is responsible for developing the overarching marketing strategy and implementing the strategy across all marketing channels. This will both expand and deepen the relationships with brokers and key partners within the industry.

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