Synergy Commercial Finance have entered Strategic Partnerships with a select number of Property and Alternative Finance Lenders for the financial year ending April 2023. These partners have an already established relationship with Synergy and a common ethos which is to build a strong commercial offering to the Synergy Network and in turn, their clients. The arrangement allows these lenders to build stronger relationships with our individual Appointed Representatives and Head office Sales Team via a platform that includes direct access, communication and events across the year to support knowledge building for our brokers. This more coordinated and strategic working arrangement, will support our brokers in developing and maintaining great industry knowledge, ultimately benefiting client relationships.
We are pleased to announce our Gold Partners for the Year are Together and Funding Circle and our Silver Partners are Allica Bank, Alternative Bridging Corporation, Castle Trust Bank, Fleximize, LendInvest, Merchant Money, Reward Finance Group and Shawbrook Bank. Our Bronze Partners will be attending our Meet The Funder event in December and a full list of these will be available at that time.
Commenting, Synergy Commercial Finance Managing Director, Piotr Twaits said: “We are excited to announce this strategic partnership with carefully selected partners, which will provide significant prospects for all of us. It represents another significant step ahead in Synergy Commercial Finance’s seven-year growth journey. We are excited to collaborate with Lenders and make this cooperation a true success story.”
Here’s what our Strategic Lending Partners said:
Sundeep Patel, Director of Sales at Together, said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen as one of Synergy’s Gold Partners. We’ve worked in partnership with them from their inception in 2015, and know as well as they do how important it is to forge strong relationships between lenders, intermediaries, brokers and their clients for the benefit of all. We look forward to attending Synergy’s future events, so we can promote Together’s brand and award-winning products to an even wider audience.”
Commenting, Jeremy Crinall, Head of UK Introducer Partnerships at Funding Circle, said: “Today’s announcement further cements our partnership with Synergy. Together, we can support more small businesses with the finance they need to drive the post-pandemic recovery. Powered by our machine learning capabilities, we’re excited to be able to offer Synergy customers a fast and hassle-free lending experience.”
Nick Barker, Chief Commercial Officer at Allica Bank said, “Synergy Commercial Finance believe in the ethos of ‘Stronger Together’ which aligns with one of our own core values, collaboration. We are therefore delighted to be a Synergy Commercial Finance ‘Silver Partner’ and are focused on ensuring that, together, we continue to deliver an unparalleled service.”
James Bloom, Director of Alternative Bridging Corporation commented, we have admired the Synergy network for many years and aligning ourselves closer with them is an integral part of our expansion plans. We are delighted to be a Silver partner and very much look forward to enhancing our excellent relationship with Synergy and their brokers. Our ethos towards the industry is very much mirrored by Piotr, his team and their broker members, we believe that longevity and expertise are fundamental to a successful outcome for the borrower who we put at the heart of everything we do and have been doing for 30 years. Very exciting times ahead and we look forward to working even closer with the excellent Synergy network.
Paula Dowson, Castle Trust Bank comments: “Castle Trust have had a strong relationship with Synergy Commercial for a number of years, as with any business its about partnerships. The strategic partnership has now been formalised between the two companies and it makes complete commercial sense. Castle Trust is a Specialist Bank and working together with the team at Synergy will bring mutual success. We are proud to be a part of the initial launch of the partnerships and look forward to the success it will bring both companies.”
Peter Tuvey, Fleximize comments “For the past 5 years, we’ve worked closely with the Synergy Commercial Finance to nurture collaboration, increase knowledge sharing, and improve access to finance for the network’s clients. Fleximize is delighted to be entering this strategic partnership with Synergy following a significant period of increased deployment through its appointed representatives. As a lender seeking to support more SMEs with industry-leading products in 2022, this partnership presents an exciting opportunity to strengthen key relationships with our introducer panel. Through this, we hope to improve our understanding of the financial landscape and client’s needs, and to educate further on Fleximize’s funding solutions.”
Sophie Mitchell-Charman, Sales Director at Lendinvest said “We are delighted to be a Silver Partner with Synergy this year and excited by the opportunity this brings for us to build on our strong partnership through 2022 and beyond. I have worked closely with Synergy for many years and seen them go from strength to strength. This new Strategic Partnership is a fantastic way to take our relationship to the next level and allow us to support the ARs in the very best way we can.”
Commenting, on behalf of Strategic Lending Partner Merchant Money, Luke Jooste, CEO said: We are really looking forward to extending our relationship with the Synergy Network. Our work to date has been mutually beneficial and we see many growth opportunities ahead as a result of the enhanced partnership.
Nick Smith Group MD of Reward Finance Group said: “Reward is an established SME lender providing short term asset backed facilities to SME’s from £50k to £5m across the UK from its network of offices. We have been working with Synergy for many years and look forward to strengthening our partnership now and in the future.”
Darrell Walker, Shawbrook Bank comments: “We are excited to be partnering up with Synergy and having the opportunity to build stronger relationships with their network. We have been working closely with Synergy for many years and we’re thrilled be part of the next step in their journey.”