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05 December 2017 | Commercial Finance

Helping business buyers and owners find the right funding for 40 years'

Specialist commercial finance broker, Christie Finance has recently reached the 40 years milestone of helping business buyers and operators secure commercial finance to aid their plans.

The commercial funding environment as changed significantly since Christie Finances' inception in 1977, back then the High Street Banks ruled unopposed and finance was difficult to acquire for many prospective business buyers.

Over these 40 years, the company has used a variety of trading names from RCC Business Mortgages, Christie First to Christie Finance in 2007 but has always kept its clients at the very core of its business. In recent years, the business has continued to experience success, with it in the last two years winning the award of Business Moneyfacts Commercial Introducer of the Year and also growing its portfolio of services into corporate and unsecured finance brokerage.

Managing Director of Christie Finance, Nicholas Baker said of the anniversary, "Reaching this landmark year is a great achievement for Christie Finance and signs off a great 2017, where our team of nationwide consultants have acted on behalf of over 300 clients to secure finance, as well as expanding our range of brokerage services."

David Rugg, Chairman & Chief Executive of Christie Group commented, "Christie Finance was established to help save first time buyers from futile searches for funding, losing their desired business in the process.

In 1977 business purchase finance was very expensively provided by the Finance Houses at typically 5% above FH base rate. We educated centralised lenders about our specialist trade sectors, in return for a commitment to lend on clearing bank terms. These successful partnerships continue through successors to the current day."