Introducing : Richard Grainger

Richard Grainger

Richard is the founder and director of Clear Idea Finance, based in Ipswich.

Clear Idea is a specialist finance broker for property investors. It helps property investors and developers find the finance they need to fund their next project, grow their property business and achieve their goals.

Richard is a CeMAP-qualified mortgage adviser and can help property investors with all types of property finance, including:

· BTL/HMO mortgages (including SA, holiday let, MUFB, etc.)

· Refurb loans, conversion loans

· Bridging loans, including auction finance

· Commercial mortgages (investment or owner-occupied)

· 2nd charge loans for business purposes

· Finance reviews for portfolio investors

Richard has almost 30 years’ experience in banking and finance. He began his career in the mid-1990s with Credit Suisse in New York and London, before spending 12 years with Barclays Bank in London and Hong Kong. He lived in Hong Kong for 13 years and was a Director of Debt Finance at Barclays Investment Bank for almost 10 years.

Richard is also an experienced property investor and developer. He bought his first BTL property in 1997 and has owned more than 20 properties in 5 countries on 3 continents.

Richard’s qualifications and professional affiliations include:

· MA and BA (Hons) degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge

· Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

· CeMAP-qualified mortgage adviser (passed with distinction)

· Member of the London Institute of Banking and Finance

· Member of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB)

· Member of the Financial Intermediary and Broker Association (FIBA)

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