We are thrilled to announce that Ian Thain and Robin Murray have joined the Asset Finance Solutions network trading as Allied Business Finance Ltd.

The duo has formed a strong professional bond over the past 30 years having initially met at Barclays Mercantile Business Finance and later working together at White Oak. Ian’s primary focus continues to be asset finance for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies, whilst Robin has centred on asset finance, providing leasing services to SMEs, in particular sole traders.

Their decision to join the network was driven by their desire to independently support their clients. Being AFS Appointed Representatives has given them the freedom and empowerment to establish a business with a shared vision. With AFS behind them they can now take full ownership of their client relationships, whilst receiving the necessary support and guidance to operate in a fully compliant manner.

Ian and Robin greatly value the freedom of running their own business and setting their own strategy and direction. At the same time, they can be confident that the compliance burden is taken off their shoulders, by working with the AFS Compliance team enabling them to fully concentrate on delivering exceptional services to their clients. They place a high degree of importance on meeting and engaging with their customers in person, utilising their extensive experience to learn their business and propose the best finance solution.

The business is joined along with Rob Murray, Ian Thain, Conor Fitzsimmons, Brian Kilpatrick, Duncan Murray & Willie Smith.

They are genuinely excited about their new beginning and we look forward to supporting their growth journey.

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  • Greenbank Court, Challenge Way, Greenbank Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 5QB
  • Tel: 01254 958777
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  • Unit 2, Foxoak Park, Common Road, York, YO19 5RZ
  • Tel: 01904 481786
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