Our Business Credentials

Lochend Finance is an Independent Specialist Consultancy and we provide Commercial and Business Finance support to SME clients throughout the whole of the UK. Managing Director, Stuart Cruickshank, has over 30 years financial services experience in banking and a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of both commercial & residential finance. Stuart is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (FCIBS) and a Chartered Banker. He is also a Council Director of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and has held this position for over 10 years. He was a Pension Trustee for many years looking after a £5bn company pension scheme.

Lochend Finance is a member of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) which means they are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and carry the required level of Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Whether your business is well established or a new start we can help you with Commercial Mortgages, Property Development Finance, Property Investment Loans / Buy to Lets, Business Loans, Short Term ‘Bridging’ Finance, Factoring, Invoice Finance, Asset Finance or Leasing and advice on Grant Funding and how to secure funds via the Government Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (EFGS).

Why Use A Specialist Commercial Broker?

We are genuinely independent, wholly impartial and we offer straightforward honest advice, given freely and without obligation. Through our established Lender Partner network we give you immediate access to over 250 UK based Commercial Lenders and Private Banks. All of these Partners have funds available to lend and are keen to support the right proposition. We deal with high street lenders through to many of the new alternative & specialist funding providers. At Lochend Finance, we will quickly assess all the available funding options for you or your project and we will do everything possible to find a workable and affordable business solution.

Time and again we prove to our clients that we can secure funding where others fail and, in the majority of cases, our advice will save you very significant amounts of money over the course of the loan. The majority of specialist lenders in the marketplace will only accept qualified and packaged mortgage and loan proposals from Specialist Brokers such as ourselves.

An Unbeatable Level of Client Service and no up-front fees

We offer all our clients a true ‘one stop shop’ facility, our focus is to provide you a fully managed and professional service to secure the most competitive funding offer available from the entire market. In addition we can, if required, organise any property valuations, insurance and legal support necessary to complete the transaction. We will package and submit the proposal to ensure your funding application is positively sanctioned and approved with funds being made available in the fastest possible time.

Whatever your Commercial Funding requirement we offer you a free, impartial and totally confidential initial consultation and we will quickly assess the funding options available to you. We guarantee there are no ‘up front’ fees to pay until we have secured your Agreement in Principle for the required funding.

Please call us today to see how we can help or submit an enquiry and we will contact you. Our advice is given freely, in confidence and without obligation.


We look forward to being of assistance and securing you the finance that you need.

Stuart Cruickshank
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
Chartered Banker