An encouraging six months with increased interest in Synergy commercial lending broker opportunities

July already … and we can hardly believe just how quickly half the year has simply flown by.  Yet despite the enormous difficulties that the entire country has faced over the past three months or so, we’re delighted to report that for Synergy Commercial Finance at least, we have lots of good reasons to be optimistic not only for our own future, but also for the future of our expanding commercial lending broker network.

So with the first six months of 2020 already ticked off, we thought that this would be a suitable opportunity for us to look back at the first half of the year and also to summarise the unprecedented challenges we have all faced along with plenty of encouraging achievements that make us feel extremely positive for the future.

They say that one man’s problems are another man’s opportunity and for us that has proved to be perfectly true.  Sad as it may be, because of the strict coronavirus pandemic restrictions many businesses, across all sectors, have been severely challenged.  Many have needed financial support simply to survive and fortunately, Synergy has been perfectly placed to provide that assistance.

Our unique funding panel, the biggest and most comprehensive in the UK, has enabled us to provide the very best, most affordable and most competitive commercial finance support … just when it was needed most.

The other rewarding aspect of the past half-year has been the remarkable increase in the number of experienced commercial finance professionals who have contacted us to enquire about our commercial lending broker franchise opportunities.

The recruitment of new franchisees throughout the lockdown has remained encouragingly strong and over the past couple of months alone, we have held no fewer than eleven induction sessions.  Because of the circumstances, instead of our usual face-to-face meetings, these have been arranged via Zoom technology.

What we have discovered is that many people with outstanding commercial lending broker experience have unfortunately been made redundant.  While there is no doubt that this is a daunting experience, we are seeing that for many people it is viewed as a new opportunity to kick-start a new chapter in their career by establishing their own commercial lending broker business.

Thanks to Synergy’s unique ‘Broker in a Box’ total support programme no one offers more assistance, provides greater back-up, affords more opportunities or guides a young commercial lending broker enterprise on the road to success and profitability.

So, all in all, and despite the difficulties, the first half of 2020 has to be regarded as successful.  Now with the easing of lockdown, we believe that this success will continue to develop.  Not only for ourselves but also our expanding network of commercial lending broker franchisees.

If you would like to know more about how to become a franchisee along with information about the unbeatable support facilities we provide, then please do not hesitate to contact us.  You can call us on 01904 481 786.    You can also email: or you can send a message using the online form on our Contact page.

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