The Specialist Finance market has been an ever-changing landscape over the past ten years. With high street banks becoming more selective in their real estate lending, property professionals have increasingly relied upon specialist lenders to help them fund construction projects and property purchases within timescales demanded by the market.

At Arbuthnot Specialist Finance we don’t see these projects as a transaction; they are the beginning of a relationship which we will develop with the client and introducer over time.

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Short-term lending. Long-term relationships.

  • A full range of property finance solutions including purchase, refinance, light and heavy refurbishment and construction finance.
  • A partnership-led collaberative approach with clients and introducers.
  • Tailored lending rather than set products which can be structured and designed around client’s needs.
  • Specialist Lending delivered with ‘private banking’ attention.
  • An ability to deliver within tight timescales with certainty of execution.
  • Dedicated Relationship Managers and Underwriters with significant real estate experience to support through the transaction and onto the next project.

Meet the team

Yasin Patel

Managing Director

With over 12 years’ experience in the specialist lending industry, Yasin has led high performing teams and delivered some of the most innovative transactions in the market. An authority in bridging finance, he has strong experience in all aspects of the lending cycle, from originations to collections. Most recently, Yasin was Divisional Director of Amicus Finance Plc, and he launched Mayfair Bridging with Shoaib Bux in 2007.

Shoaib Bux

Managing Director

Shoaib’s specialist lending industry experience spans over 12 years. Recognised and respected for his innovative contributions in the industry, Shoaib has strong experience in all aspects of the lending cycle and has held multiple FCA regulatory roles.  Before joining Arbuthnot Specialist Finance, Shoaib was Divisional Director at Amicus, and launched Mayfair Bridging with Yasin Patel in 2007.

Office: 82 King Street (8th Floor), Manchester M2 4WQ

Registered in England and Wales no. 11103603. Arbuthnot Specialist Finance Limited’s registered office is Arbuthnot House, 7 Wilson Street, London, EC2M 2SN. Arbuthnot Specialist Finance Limited is not authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.