Commercial Lending Specialist
Darren’s area of expertise is commercial mortgages, property lending, as well as SSAS and SIPP loans
He graduated in law before fighting off 12,000 candidates to join Lloyds TSB on their business and corporate graduate scheme. He then went onto become a business manager looking after a multitude of clients. Latterly he became the youngest business development manager in the bank and a constant top 20 performer nationally.
Darren works with a wide variety of introducers across the length and breadth of the UK, advising a multitude of professionally introduced clients as well as direct introductions. Last year he lent just over £51 million and is delighted to have teamed up with London Money to offer his expertise to our clients.
Darren takes great pride in making deals happen and ensuring customers get the right funding solution at the best possible rate.
Get to know Darren
First record ever bought? ““I would really like to say something cool here, but sadly it was either “Snooker Loopy” or the “Anfield Rap”, performed by the Liverpool football team before the 1988 FA Cup Final, which resulted in a one-nil loss to Wimbledon.”
First car? “White A reg Vauxhall Nova with Yellow seats. It cost me £997 to buy and insure.”
Favourite film? “Tough one. I has to be a toss up between the Godfather Trilogy and The Shawshank Redemption.”
Who would play you in a film? “I have more lookalikes than almost anyone I know. It would have to be either Brian Conley , Noel from the pop band hearsay or Robert Downey jnr.”
Ideal night out? “A sporting event and few beers, or a nice Italian meal washed down with a Bottle of Rioja.”
Favourite biscuit? “Cranberry and White chocolate cookie ….delicious!”
Last holiday? “The rock and roll days are well and truly over, as a proud father of a two year old it was a 10 day break at Eurocamp in Spain.”
What do Darren’s clients say about him?
“We are a young business that Darren and his colleagues helped to secure a mortgage at a great rate and term. Throughout the process Darren was in contact keeping me up to date with everything. His service was fantastic, for which we can’t thank him enough. Thanks again Darren.”
“Everything has gone through and I now have the keys. Just wanted to offer my thanks once again. I’m thrilled and wanted to share my gratitude. Without your persistence this would not have happened. Darren gave very clear and concise advice to me regarding products which were available and financial advice. He gathered accurate information about my business and my personal circumstances in order to obtain a satisfactory offer from the lender. I would have no issues with using Darren again to obtain funding or in recommending him to other organisations.”
“We cannot emphasise how much help we received from Darren Willoughby. There were many issues regarding completion – none of which were the responsibility of Darren but his help meant we had someone on our side to speak with the bank at every step. We are certain that if they had not been as conscientious throughout, the purchase almost certainly would have gone wrong. We would highly recommend Darren to assist with arranging finance to anyone.”
“I would like to take this opportunity in thanking Darren for organising the loan for my development. The banks I deal with through my businesses were not interested in funding this project so I was really pleased that you not only sourced the loan but got me really good terms. Thanks again and I will contact you on my next development.”
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