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20 minutes | May 12, 2021
Wellbeing is not just a buzzword
The last year has been a struggle for everyone - we have been in a big storm but everyone has been in a different boat. Businesses supporting colleagues with their mental health was always important but has now become paramount. Lockdown is easing and the world is generally a brighter place, but this is not the time to become complacent. Check out our podcast with Mental Health Champion, Amy Shaw.
32 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Putting the adviser at the heart of the market
In this episode of the RomaPod, Scott chats to mystery man Danny Belton of Legal & General Mortgage Club about life, work, sport and the plan for the new bridging panel recently launched. There are many challenges and also exciting times ahead as we navigate the future of borrower requirements. Check it out.
34 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
ROMAPOD SPECIAL - Putting Scott in the Hot Seat
To mark the launch of Roma's new look and the second series of the RomaPod we asked Ying Tan of Dynamo for Intermediaries to guest host our podcast in a RomaPod Special! Find out about Scott before Roma and where this business really came from. Also get a look into where we are looking to go in the next 5 years.
31 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
The Opposite of Property Pawn Broking
In this, the first RomaPod of 2021, Scott Marshall talks to Matt Glew of Natwest, a major funding line partner for Roma Finance. In a very interesting discussion around funding and risk in the current climate, we get an insight into what funders are looking for right now. We also touch on the lighter side of life with football, commentating and beavers! Check it out.
25 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Back to the Future
In this, the twelfth episode of RomaPod we welcome Phil Gray of award winning business, Watts Commercial. There is a lot of talk about wellbeing, communication and whether COVID-19 may have actually set technology back a couple of years. It is a fun and very insightful listen - we hope you enjoy it.
29 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
A game of three halves
Hear from Phil Jay, Director of Complete FS Limited, on the world of packaging in 2020. The specialist market was in a state of growth pre-COVID with the high street becoming increasingly strict. This growth has now been heightened in the pandemic as more people try to invest in property and better their prospects. The packaging and specialist distribution perspective is certainly an interesting one.
21 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Keep your eye on the ball
In this episode Scott talks to Mark Pretty who joined Roma Finance just before lockdown. We meet every customer to develop a mutually beneficial relationship and enable us to support them on their property journey. Find out how we have supported customers throughout the pandemic and get some insight into development projects.
23 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
Volatility creates opportunity
In this episode Scott chats to Alice Williams of Pilot Fish Group. The rules of planning and the future of the high street as we know it hang in the balance. The unknown is approaching and there will be some significant opportunities for those waiting in the wings to create the 'new now'. Alice and Scott talk through what they think these will be and Alice gives an insight into how she is educating the market on bridging. We hope you enjoy it!
17 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
A warm welcome
In this episode Scott welcomes Nick Jones, as Roma's new Commercial Director, to the family. We learn a bit more about Nick and his career, what he has been up to on leave and that fact that he has known Scott since the early noughties! As a huge advocate of intermediaries, find out what his predictions are for the economy and the specialist industry. We are absolutely delighted to have you with us Nick!
29 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Wearing different hats
In this episode we have looked inside Roma Finance - you will find an interesting chat between Scott and one of our Senior Underwriters, Samantha Williamson, who has a very wide knowledge of property finance and development because of all the 'different hats' she wears! There is a bit of 'girl power' in this which you've got to love! You can hear about some real cases we have going on and exactly how underwriting have navigated the storm this year! Check it out......
33 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
A unique first encounter
This episode is definitely worth a listen. Andi and Scott's first meeting involved a beer shoot, the police and mistaken identity - years later and it is still going strong. We take a deep dive into development and what the plans are for the industry with the support received from the Government. Check it out!
38 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
The Liquidity of Lenders
In this episode Scott chats to David Coleman, Business Development Manager at Positive Lending. Specialist lending is certainly becoming the norm especially in the current circumstances. Security and lender liquidity is of the upmost importance. This is a great episode with two people very passionate about helping their customers.
30 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
A Townhouse on King Street
This is a fantastic episode with Clair Moran and Samuel (not L) Jackson from Kuits. It has been great to get a legal perspective of the COVID pandemic, the challenges law firms have experienced and overcome. We have a chat about the road ahead - what the cities will look like and what working life will be like - enjoy!
26 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Specialist Property Finance – A Westminster Viewpoint
In this episode Scott talks to Adam Tyler of FIBA. This episode gives a great insight into Westminster and Government loans and the various ways it seems those funds are being used. Scott and Adam also talk about lenders and lending and manage to get a bit of chat in about football or course and the leisure and travel industries. Check it out!
25 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
In this episode, Scott Marshall talks to Joe Lane from GPS Financial about the mortgage market at the moment - what can borrowers do, what are we expecting to happen...This episode covers bounce back loans, HMOs and exits and the best way forward.
25 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
We were COVID ready....
In this, our first episode, Scott Marshall, MD of Roma Finance is joined by John McNamara of Focus Commercial for a frank and fun discussion about how they feel the business and market has changed in the wake of the COVID pandemic.The future of city centres, the impact of home working and what good support has looked like are all covered. Check it out!
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