Our Specialist Lending Expo 2015

During May 2015 the UK's top lenders in the second charge, bridging, commercial and asset finance sectors made their way to Cardiff City Stadium for the Specialist Lending Expo.

The event was the first of its kind in Wales giving mortgage advisors & IFA's an opportunity to hear from and meet over 20 specialist lenders.The specialist lending industry has exploded over recent years with many borrowers not fitting the mould of mainstream, high street lending criteria.The event was attended by over 100 mortgage advisors & IFA's who learned more about the specialist lending market. Presentations were made by industry experts covering all aspects of specialist lending including Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations affecting the sector.

The event also provided a great networking forum with lender feedback confirming that those in attendance were serious about the sector. Intelligent Loans Director, Rob Coles, said: "This was first event of its kind to be held in Wales with the idea developed as a result of regular introducer feedback.

"The specialist lending market continues to grow rapidly and presents excellent earning opportunities for those involved. The event succeeded in reducing the knowledge gap among our introducers and improved the profile of second charge, bridging finance and challenger bank lenders.

"The event was a huge success, please keep a close eye out for the dates of our quarterly seminars and of course next year's expo."

Intelligent Loans is an award-winning specialist lending packager established in 2005 by Alun Winter and Rob Coles.

For further information please call one of our dedicated sales team on 02920 433922.

Key Sponsors


Second Charge Loans

  • Prestige Finance
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • Blemain Finance
  • Masthaven
  • Evolution Money
  • Nemo

Bridging Finance

  • West One Loans
  • Masthaven
  • Roma Finance
  • Mint Bridging
  • Affirmative


  • Interbay
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • Liberty Leasing
  • Catalyst
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Aldermore
  • Source Insurance

Running Order 14th May 2015

  • 09.00 - 09.30 - Registration & Coffee
  • 10.00 - Introduction to Intelligent Loans, agenda for the day
  • 10.30 - Blemain finance Limited- Secured Loans
  • 11.00 - Exhibitor Stands & Coffee
  • 11.30 - WestOne Loans Limited - Bridging
  • 12.00 - Interbay - Commercial
  • 12.30 - Exhibitor Stands & Coffee
  • 13.00 - Lunch and Pinders Presentation
  • 14.00 - Exhibitor Stands
  • 16.00 - Close & Cash Bar


Andy Reid - National Key Account & Relationship Manager

"InterBay Commercial is delighted to be a key sponsor for the first Specialist Lending Expo in Cardiff and wish to convey our gratitude and support for our key partner, Intelligent Loans, in making this essential event happen. Through our partnership with Intelligent Loans we'll demonstrate how the commercial mortgage market has evolved considerably over the last few years so that brokers can now access and harness the innovation and expertise available to provide their clients with informed and fast mortgage applications. We'll also demonstrate the key factors you need to be aware of when choosing a commercial mortgage provider."

Nicholas Jones - National Sales Manager for Blemain Finance

"Blemain Finance is pleased to be attending the inaugural Specialist Lending Expo in Cardiff in conjunction with Intelligent Loans.com. We have had an excellent working relationship with Intelligent Loans for many years, with everyone across the business from directors to underwriters. Both companies can demonstrate synergies across secured loans, commercial and short-term lending products. This Specialist Lending Expo is timely as lending markets continuing to grow with customers in need of alternative financial solutions. Now has never been a better time to understand and learn more about how you can best serve your clients' needs".

Duncan Kreeger, Director of West One Loans

"The specialist lending sector has never been so important to the UK's financial landscape. With high street lenders failing to do their bit for the economy, bridging finance, second charge loans and commercial finance have become critical to funding the property market and businesses across the country. It was only natural that we would want to partner with Intelligent Loans and sponsor the inaugural Specialist Lending Expo, given our long standing relationship with Intelligent Loans, shared values and commitment to service. The scale of the event and its prestigious location are entirely in keeping with the importance of the South Wales region in the growth of the sector and we look forward to addressing the delegates and offering them an overview of the role bridging finance has played to date and insights into the sector's future growth."


Cardiff City Stadium,
Leckwith Road,
South Glamorgan
CF11 8AZ

There is ample free parking provided onsite at the stadium.