With over 18 valuable years in the finance industry, Mike Campbell is far from a newcomer.
During his successful career, Mike thrived at numerous companies. Most recently Mike worked for Santander, where he was Director of Asset Finance and he has been maximising income and balance sheet growth at Santander since his early days in 2013.
During his career, Mike Campbell has dealt with everything from “start ups“ to FTSE 250 businesses and has significant credit underwriting experience.
When Santander decided to exit the Asset Finance industry in early July, Mike was not short of job opportunities from a range of funders and large brokerages, but felt the timing was right to use his experience and network to create his own independent brokerage.
When he was asked what attracted him to Asset Finance Solutions (UK) Ltd, Mike strongly expressed that if we didn’t offer our compliance service he would have simply have accepted a position with another funder/bank, acknowledging the work involved in regulatory compliance would inhibit his ability to create and grow his business. By having an in-house team to take care of the compliance, it allows Mike to “have free time” to start initiating more live deals. He also admired how flexible being a Broker allowed him to be. Being able to actively manage his work life balance was ideal for Mike.
Mike Campbell launched ‘Lane Commercial Finance’ as he discovered that banks and finance houses do not provide a consistent approach to commercial lending, and their processes and procedures often don’t meet client needs….or expectations!
Mike’s consultative approach means he will work with clients, building longstanding relationships to fully understand their goals and strategy for the long term. By operating in this way, he can create a partnership with the client – allowing him to utilise AFS (UK) Ltd’s extensive list of funders to act proactively to secure the funds required to aid company growth and success.
Mike will be building on his existing relationships whilst obtaining new customers through referrals and networking events. We are delighted to welcome Mike Campbell to our broker network, and we are confident that with the help and support of our unique ‘Broker in a Box’ services, Mike is set to build an extremely successful business.
If you would like to discover more about the benefits of joining one of the largest independent finance brokerages, please call us at 01254 958777. You can also send a message using the online form on our Contact page. Asset Finance Solutions (UK) Ltd. Can provide access to a wide range of funders, from automotive finance to agricultural finance and beyond. Get in touch to find out how we can help you and your business.