Ollie Long Joins Synergy Commercial Finance as a Franchisee!

Prior to establishing ‘ORL Finance Ltd’ Ollie gained a range of experience in both managing client relations and Commercial Lending, with 22 years working for NatWest support SMEs within the business and commercial bank.

Ollie created ‘ORL Finance Ltd’ to work with his clients closely, enabling him to provide the right funding solution. Working independently, he can determine the appetite efficiently and understand funder requirements and how proposals should be presented. Ensuring the most competitive deal from across the market. Ollie will be the main conduit between clients and the funder wherever possible so they can continue to focus on their business priorities.

“Whilst some banks will still offer a form of manager service you would need to fulfil their criteria – this would likely be a higher turnover, large debt quantum or both.

Due to advances with technology many aspects have been digitalised and whilst we must try to embrace it, many businesses have lost access to their ‘traditional bank manager’ over the years. This was someone who understood business, you could approach them with a funding need and have a rounded conversation – perhaps some out of the box thinking or even challenge you on ‘what if’ scenarios or ‘plan b’ options.

Is it a capital requirement, cash flow issue or would a consolidation/restructure be more appropriate? You might know exactly what you need and would just like to know if it were possible and if so, for it to be arranged quickly with minimal fuss.” Says Ollie.

Choosing to join the Synergy Commercial Finance Network as a franchisee felt right, with Synergy having a vast range of funders, enabling them to obtain the best terms for their clients.

“The franchise offers excellent support and ensures we remain compliant and adhere to FCA principles which is extremely important within the finance brokerage arena.” Adds Ollie

Having worked for the bank for many years, Ollie has the opportunity to work with hundreds of clients and is sure to keep in contact with many of them. Also looking forward to building new business relationships in 2023 and beyond, especially at a time of economic uncertainty. During times like these the support of a broker will be even more important as potential clients look to expand, invest or refinance to improve terms.

Ollie has expertise in a range of specialist areas including Healthcare businesses (General Practice, Dental, Veterinary, Pharmacy, Opticians, Care Homes, Domiciliary Care, Day Care Nurseries) and Agriculture.

“I appreciate the complexities enabling me to bring a depth of understanding to your business. My network includes strong relationships with other professionals like valuers, accountants and specialist lawyers.” Says Ollie.

Welcome to the Synergy Commercial Finance Network, Ollie! We’re delighted to have you on board.

If you would like to know more about how to become a franchisee, the unique Synergy Commercial Finance broker franchise opportunities and to discover how we can boost your commercial broker business without any need to compromise your independence, please do not hesitate to contact us.  You can give us a call on 01904 481 786. You can also email: enquiries@synergy.finance or you can send a message using the online form on our Contact page.

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