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SMG celebrates its 20th anniversary

Specialist Mortgage Group (SMG) is celebrating the company’s 20th anniversary this month.

Founded in September 2001 as Y3S before becoming SMG in 2017, the Cardiff-based group has grown over the past two decades and now includes packaging companies Y3S Loans, Y3S Private Clients, B2B Financial and Chaseblue Loans .

The group covers a range of specialty products, including complex first and second mortgage lending, buy-lease, bridge finance, trade finance and development finance.


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SMG acts as a prime broker and packager to introduce advisors, providing advisory services to clients on behalf of these companies.

Barney Drake, Managing Director of Specialist Mortgage Group, said: “It has often been a roller coaster ride over the past 20 years, but we are absolutely delighted that the group is reaching this milestone and looking forward to a future where we foresee. to grow stronger.

“We feel a long way from the excitement of the initial launch all those years ago, but our focus remains to provide all of our partner and client advisors to ensure they get the right financing for their needs.

“20 years in this space gives us an incredible amount of experience and know-how, and we are very fortunate to have a team of people who believe in what we do and work hard to make sure we stay faithful to our core business values ​​and offer excellence to all those who use us.

“I would like to thank everyone who has worked with SMG over the years, who trusted us and helped make us the kind of company we are today. We couldn’t have done it without you, and today we toast all of our stakeholders. “