ABOUT US

Why VAST? 
VAST – the one stop shop for your commercial finance needs

At VAST our focus is on finding you the most suitable finance for your needs while you focus on running your business. With nearly 40 years’ experience and a huge panel of lenders we focus on removing the time and complexity involved in sourcing funding while also working hard with our lenders to get you the right deal. We blend a dedicated and personal approach with the latest technology to give you the following benefits:

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V A L U E

As a whole of market independent commercial finance broker we have access to over 250 banks and lenders, which means that we are able to find the best deal for your business or project. Our huge panel includes high street lenders, challenger banks and specialist lenders giving you access to competitive rates and terms.

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A C C E S S

High Street Banks and other lenders have specific and often fluctuating credit appetites. This is why around half of funding requests from SME’s are initially declined by their own bank, or often end up with lending conditions that don’t suit the borrower or project. VAST have relationships with over 250 banks and specialist lenders that provide everything from general loans through to property finance. From simple transactions through to the most complex property development, we offer a wide array of solutions.

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S E R V I C E

At VAST you always deal with an experienced director which means that that you always receive the highest level of focus on your needs. Like you, we are entrepreneurial and innovative and will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure you receive the right solution at the right price. Our directors look to understand your business and your aspirations so that we can work with you to achieve your goals.

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T I M E

We understand that sourcing the right commercial finance can be complex and time consuming. Form filling and repeated conversations can be a distraction from running your business. We combine our deep understanding of your business and the lending markets with the latest technology to get you from quote to approval in the shortest possible timeframes. Our dedicated directors will also work with the lender to provide a smooth experience through to completion, ensuring your time is spent where it is most valuable... on your business.

OUR FOUNDERS

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LUKE CURTIS

Luke has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, previously having worked for Barclays Commercial Bank, Bank of Ireland and First Rand Banking Group/Aldermore Bank where he launched and headed up the MotoNovo Commercial Finance business. Prior to this Luke worked in construction and retains a passion for supporting construction, property development and commercial real estate businesses.

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DAN CHOLEWINSKI

Dan has 18 years financial services experience at Lloyds Banking Group and First Rand Banking Group/Aldermore Bank. By the age of 19 Dan had an underwriting mandate at Lloyds Banking Group, and his experience thereafter with MotoNovo Finance includes supporting trading businesses to increase their sales with both retail and wholesale finance solutions. Dan more recently held a position as a member of the senior leadership team of a division of Aldermore Bank, where he was responsible for overseeing sales distribution whilst leading several strategic projects.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS

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The team at VAST are proud to announce that 5% of profits each year will be donated to chosen charity partners.

 

For 2022/23 we’re delighted to confirm that we’ll be supporting Ty Hafan, a local charity whose vision is to ensure every life-limited child and young person in Wales lives a full family life. This involves offering a wide range of free care and support at their hospice in Sully, Vale of Glamorgan, and in the community.

 

The difference the team at Ty Hafan make and the journey they’ve been on is incredible and inspiring. To find out more about who Ty Hafan are, what they do, and to read about their amazing story please click here.

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