About Us

Who we are

We are a principal lender providing residential and commercial bridging loans throughout the UK.

Since we were established in 2013, we have consistently supported borrowers and brokers regardless of economic and political events. We provide support that can be relied upon.

What we stand for

Expertise

We focus on quality.

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We are proud of what we do. We set high standards and deliver results. We invest in our people and as a result our team is knowledgeable and experienced. With Ortus, you can be confident that whatever our brokers bring to us we will have the expertise to deal with it. 

Integrity

We do the right thing in an honest, fair and responsible way.

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We are committed to integrity, trust and respect. We are proud to treat each customer with fairness and courtesy. This means you will find our approach consistent, our terms transparent, and our communication clear.

Reliability

Reliably supporting brokers. Always.

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We’re in it for the long-haul.  Time and time again we have a proven record of being there for our brokers and clients when it matters most.

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We’re proud of what we do, we set high standards and deliver results.  It means we invest in our people and as a consequence have a team with a diverse skill set.  Our team are hugely experienced so you can be confident whatever our brokers bring to us we will have the expertise to deal with it.

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We have a commitment to integrity, trust and respect within our team and also pledge to treat each customer with fairness and courtesy. This means you will find our approach consistent, our terms transparent and our communication clear.

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We’re in it for the long-haul.  Time and time again we have a proven record of being there for our brokers and clients when it matters most.

Local

From offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast we have you covered.

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We have the local market knowledge and physical presence to make quick and decisive evaluations. We know the market and the unique challenges our customers face and we are here to help.

Innovation

We love complexity and
think differently.

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We love innovation, not imitation. Thinking differently is one of our founding values and we are proud to think outside the box. We are innovative in our problem solving and always put the needs of our customers at the centre of everything we do.

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We have the local market knowledge and physical presence to make quick and decisive evaluations.  It means brokers will always speak with someone who knows their market and the unique challenges they face.

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We love innovation not imitation. Thinking differently is one of our founding values, we think outside the box and always approach each case with a can do, problem solving attitude. Innovation is about taking initiatives and it’s why we’ve always given priority to the individual rather than the process and so can often see the deal where others can’t.

a timeline of our history

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april 2013

We were established by our current management team. We operated from a small office in Charles Street, London

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june 2013

We secured our first loan in Scotland

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march 2015

We secured our first loan in Northern Ireland

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december 2015

We secured our first loan in Northern Ireland

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june 2016

Our HeadQuarters moved to a larger office in Wimpole Street, London

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june 2017

We opened our office in Manchester

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January 2018

We launched our second fund

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August 2018

Institutional investors invest in our business to create a balance sheet lending capability

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december 2018

We opened our office in Belfast

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june 2020

Our Belfast office moved to larger premises to accommodate our growing team

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August 2020

We opened our office in Glasgow

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now

We provide a mainstream offering across 4 locations throughout the UK

Why Ortus is right for you?

With so much choice out there, choosing a lender that’s right for you can feel overwhelming. You can talk to us. We lend to small and larger property developers, residential and commercial landlords, trading businesses and professional investors. And we would be delighted to answer your questions.

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The need for speed.

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Speed is critically important in bridging finance.  It’s what makes it an attractive option for so many who need to raise finance within a short timeframe.  Mainstream lenders adhere to a more time-consuming process which can hinder those requiring the fast access to funds that many property purchases and business opportunities rely on.

At Ortus, we are able to make decisions within hours of an initial enquiry.  The due diligence process is quick and efficient with a dedicated Lending Manager handling the entire process.

We are also accustomed to solving unusual problems … and solving them quickly. It breeds a solution-driven mentality which is invaluable and anyone who likes or needs 9-5 predictability is perhaps not ideally suited for the bridging finance sector.

We like to think it’s a creative part of the financial sector – where things are changing all the time.

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Computer says yes.

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Many traditional lenders aren’t set up to deal with complex cases or cases that don’t necessarily fit a typical tick box process and as a result, it’s a case of “computer says no”.     

At Ortus, it is important to us that our brokers, introducers and clients know they are dealing with people and not a computer system.  Thinking differently is one of our founding values and it’s why we always give priority to the individual rather than the process and approach each case with a can-do problem-solving attitude.  We look at the borrower, their experience, analyse their business plan and take a pragmatic view. Our team are hugely experienced so you can be confident whatever our brokers bring to us we will have the expertise to deal with it.

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Go local.

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We at Ortus believe that having someone local to you who knows the market and the unique challenges you face is critically important.  It’s why since we started in life in 2013, we have focused on setting up offices across the UK to make sure we have the physical presence to ­­­make quick and informed decisions. 

We have offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, giving us the local market knowledge and physical presence to make quick decisions.

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Speed is critical in bridging finance. It helps raise the funds you need within a limited timeframe. Unlike most mainstream lenders, with their time-consuming and complicated applications, we provide fast access to the funds you need. 

 

Our process is quick and efficient, ensuring we can provide you with our decision mere hours after your initial enquiry. What’s more, you will have a dedicated Lending Manager who will handle the entire process. 

 

Things are changing all the time. At Ortus, we are accustomed to solving even the most unusual finance problems…and solving them quickly. We have a solution-driven mentality that gets the results you need.

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Many traditional lenders aren’t set up to deal with complex cases or those that don’t necessarily fit and as a result, it’s often a case of “computer says, no”.  

 

At Ortus, it is important to us that our brokers, introducers and clients know they are dealing with people and not computer systems. We pride ourselves in thinking differently and that’s why we always put our customers first. We analyse each borrower, their experience, and their business plan individually to ensure a pragmatic approach. With our experience and customer-based approach, you can be confident in our ability to deliver results.

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At Ortus, we believe that someone who knows your market and understands the unique challenges you face is invaluable. That’s why, ever since we began in 2013, we have prioritised having a physical presence in each of the locations we serve.

We are proud to be based in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, serving the areas we know best.