First and foremost, it’s about you. We take pride in offering a personable and personalised service tailored to your specific needs.
As a new provider of short-term bridging finance, Tuscan Capital recognises that you’re spoilt for choice. That’s why we’ve designed a lending proposition and product palette we think stands out from the rest.
Working with Tuscan Capital, you’ll enjoy direct access to fully-mandated decision makers and a process free from the credit committee hassles so often encountered elsewhere in the bridging sector.
You’ll also be secure in the knowledge that our funding lines are real, substantial and available for immediate use.
Our bridging finance packages start at just £150,000 and from 0.75% per month.
Meet the team
The team at Tuscan Capital comprises some of the best-known names and faces in UK bridging. With years of experience between us, you can be assured of dealing with people who know and understand the intricacies of the short-term lending market.
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Chief Executive Officer
With a career in financial services that extends over 30 years (and counting), Colin has held a number of high-profile senior roles and is a specialist in entrepreneurial start-ups.
He was a founding director of the breakthrough non-conforming lender iGroup, and helped oversee and manage its sale to GE Capital in 2001. Soon after, Colin was appointed CEO of GE Home Lending, a new entity comprising the former iGroup and First National Bank businesses.
Colin left GE in 2004 to become a founding director and CEO of Money Partners Limited, another specialist lending business that was sold in 2008 to global investment banking giant Goldman Sachs.
In 2011, Colin was headhunted to become CEO of Omni Capital Partners, a new short- term property lender that was renamed Fortwell Capital in 2017. Under his stewardship, Fortwell became a leading player in the real estate development and structured finance worlds.
Away from the office, Colin likes nothing better than a relaxing day fly-fishing, playing a round of golf, and (less relaxing) lending his support to ‘The Eagles’ (aka Crystal Palace FC).
Chief Financial Officer
Ed has 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting, including ten years in which he specialised in corporate and structured finance.
He trained as a Chartered Accountant - qualifying in 2000 - after which he focused on preparing ambitious companies for stock market Initial Public Offerings.
Ed made the move from professional practice in 2007 and joined a high-profile family office in central London. In this role, he was part of a highly-qualified team of professionals tasked to broaden the office’s offering away from a single asset class.
As part of this brief Ed formed, structured and organised the funding lines for bridging lender Omni Capital Partners which launched in 2010. With Colin Sanders’ appointment as CEO the following year, Ed and Colin proved a formidable team in the subsequent growth and success of Omni.
Much as he enjoys his spreadsheets and ledgers, Ed’s life extends beyond the balance sheet and P&L account. In his spare time, he enjoys a round of golf and following the fortunes, or otherwise, of his beloved West Bromwich Albion FC.
Head of Business Development
Matt began his long financial services career as a junior banker in the City of London. However, he soon tired of the routine, restrictions and repetition then endemic in British banking so decided to try his hand at something a little more exciting.
In 1985, he played an instrumental role in helping establish a new financial services arm for the Arcadia Group, one of the UK’s most successful retailers encompassing major brands such as Burton’s and Debenhams.
Matt left Arcadia several years later to help set up a new brokerage business offering mortgage, insurance and investment products. He then spent several years with an investment company in Dubai before moving on to establish and run a major packaging company for finance brokers.
After spells with well-known UK-based mortgage and secured loan lenders, Matt joined the Omni Capital Partners/Fortwell Capital team in 2011 where he successfully specialised in courting family offices and well-heeled property investors.
Ever the country boy at heart, Matt gets his kicks from game shooting and fly-fishing. He’s also known to be partial to the occasional grape product (suitably fermented, of course).
Client Services Manager
As Client Services Manager, Andy takes point position for speaking with introducers about potential deals, structuring new business applications and building and maintaining our all-important key relationships with brokers, advisers, valuers, solicitors and real estate investors.
In a career that has embraced similar roles, Andy was previously a pivotal part of the Client Services team at Fortwell Capital and, before that, Omni Capital Partners. He also gained valuable field experience as a Business Development Manager with the specialist mortgage lender Money Partners.
Like Colin and Ed, Andy gets his sporting kicks out of a day on the golf links and a bit of footie - particularly when it involves his team of choice, Chelsea FC. But he’s partial, too, to dining out and overseas travel.
Client Services Manager
Re-united with Andy Reeder, his former running-mate at Omni Capital / Fortwell Capital, John is on hand to lend his considerable experience to help guide our brokers and advisers through every step of the application process.
In a career (thus far) spanning two decades, John has earned his financial services ‘stripes’ in a range of roles that have included underwriting (iGroup, GE Capital), sales (Money Partners, Omni Capital, Fortwell Capital) and broking (Specialist Financial Services Ltd).
Ever the grafter, he took advantage of that little post-2008 ‘lapse’ to set-up and run his own courier service and business.
Now back where he really likes to be, John mixes family time with his support for ‘The Gunners’ and occasional snowboarding excursions. But his real outdoor passion is reserved for the golf course, where, as often as possible, he likes to teach CEO Colin Sanders a good lesson (!!).
Head of Credit & Risk
Reporting to CEO Colin Sanders, Dena has overall responsibility for the swift underwriting and efficient credit management of our bridging loans - from their origination through to final redemption.
She has more than 18 years’ lending experience across a range of funding institutions but has concentrated her expertise in the bridging sector for the last 11 of these.
Before joining Tuscan Capital, Dena was director of credit at real estate development lender Urban Exposure. Prior to this, she held senior underwriting and credit positions at Alternative Bridging Corporation and Fortwell Capital.
When not having fun hosting family and friends at home, or cheering on her young children in their various frenetic activities, Dena likes to kick back with a large G&T in the company of a good film or book. Nice.
With over a decade’s experience in property-focused financial services - the last four of which have been in bridging - Jade brings to Tuscan Capital a keen eye for detail and a willing aptitude to work with our broker partners to ensure a smooth passage for their clients’ deals.
Previously with short-term lender Alternative Bridging Corporation, she has successfully passed CeMap 1 and is currently studying hard to complete parts 2 and 3 in the near future.
When not buried in her text books Jade likes to travel, watch movies and spend time with friends and family. To her great credit, she is also an active fund-raising volunteer for charities and orphanages - both in the U.K. and overseas.
Jade’s keen to learn a second language too. But having recently become a mother of a “cheeky little bubba”, recognises she’ll first need to master the art of Baby-Speak.
Good luck with that one, mum.
Head of PR & Marketing
Beginning his financial services career during the never-ending summer of 1976, Bob is the senior time-server among the Tuscan Capital team.
He began as a trainee company secretary for a City-based investment firm before joining finance house Lloyds & Scottish in 1979. In this role, he underwent a thorough apprenticeship in the art of lending money that was to stand him in good stead throughout his career.
In 1984, Bob joined the new financial services division of retail giant Arcadia Group before moving to secured loans lender Heritable Finance Group in 1990. Heritable was acquired by iGroup in 1996, and it was here he joined Colin Sanders for the first time, subsequently serving under him at both Money Partners and Omni Capital Partners/Fortwell Capital.
Bob has specialised in PR and corporate communications since 2001.
In his spare time, Bob (alone) fancies himself a bit of whizz on the alpine slopes and enjoys classic cinema and frequent foreign excursions.
Sales & Marketing Analyst
To be announced.
At our core
Integrity. Flexibility. Understanding. That’s what we believe you want. And that’s why we’ve put them at the very heart of the Tuscan Capital offering:
We’re uncompromising in applying the highest standards of behaviour in everything we do.
We think both inside and outside the box to provide you and your clients with the best options.
We understand real estate finance and how important it is to deliver on our word - each and every time.