Alternative lending now a commercial option for FAST brokers

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Alternative lending now a commercial option for FAST brokers

When FAST’s brokers need speedy turnaround on complex, high-stakes deals, they now have a new alternative: Assetline Capital.

As one of Australia’s leading commercial and asset finance aggregators, FAST (Finance and Systems Technology) is committed to giving its brokers access to the best solutions for their clients.

With the appointment of Assetline Capital to its panel, FAST’s commercial brokers now have direct access to a diverse range of non-bank bridging, long-term horizon mortgages and construction loans. 

And this should give them an advantage given the growth opportunities in the year ahead. According to FAST’s recent Business Lending Index Report, brokers believe the appetite for commercial property investment lending and refinancing will remain strong. Just over half say they expect to write an increased volume of deals in that sector.

The appointment follows an extensive due diligence and signals a new milestone in the strong relationship between the lender and FAST.

“We have been proactively focusing on partnerships with like-minded brokers – and with groups who value our ability to make sensible business decisions, at speed,” says Paul Munt, Assetline Capital’s Managing Director – Property Lending.  

“As an established non-bank lender, we know these relationships give brokers and borrowers confidence in taking complex scenarios to us,” he adds, noting the value that brokers bring to every deal conversation. “For us, it’s important to collectively find a solution – to meet with the broker, the client and their advisers.”

Fast turnaround and flexible solutions

FAST’s Group Executive, Commercial & Asset Finance, Stephen Scahill says Assetline Capital’s commitment to delivering results makes it a good fit for the aggregator group. 

“The diversity of Assetline’s products and solutions, and the speed of its decision-making will fill an important gap for our network,” says Mr Scahill.

“Over the last two years, business owners and investors have been looking to expand operations, review their finance structure and diversify their portfolios. The addition of Assetline Capital to FAST’s lender panel creates more opportunities for brokers when servicing their commercial clients,” he adds. 

Specialists in property-backed lending

With PEXA reporting an incredible 57% growth in nationwide property settlements in 2021, the pressure has been on lenders to keep pace – and non-bank lenders are now taking a greater share of the market as a result.  

With a strong balance sheet, in-house property expertise and fintech capabilities, Assetline Capital has spent 10 years proving its model, and is able structure deals without the constraints of traditional bank processes. This has made the non-bank a ‘go to lender’ for Australian brokers, especially for complex or time-pressured opportunities. 

“Not many lenders can step up with $30 million in bridging finance, or are willing to structure construction lending without pre-sales for the right scenario,” notes Mr Munt. “With the support of our in-house valuation and credit teams, we assess every deal on its own merits and have developed products to solve problems other lenders can’t even see.” 

Assetline Capital also has a reputation for delivering on its promises, having continued to turn around deals in as little as 48 hours throughout the challenges of the last two years.

“Our broker partners value that level of responsiveness and transparency, and it gives their clients an advantage in this market,” adds Mr Munt. 

As a major sponsor of FAST’s 2022 Professional Development and conference, Assetline Capital’s leadership team is also looking forward to sharing their insights as part of the network. 

“People are often surprised by the size and scale of our business, and the depth of analytics and property insights that we offer,” says Mr Munt. “The partnership with FAST allows us to share that with a greater number of experienced commercial brokers.”

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