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Banking and Finance support for our clients

Posted on 11 Mar 2021 - News


We are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between Martyn Shakespear (Banking and Finance Consultant) and Streets Financial Consulting plc.*

A wealth of experience

Martyn is an experienced banking and finance specialist with a long-standing track record of providing banking and funding support to businesses, large and small, across a wide range of sectors.

During his 39-year career, Martyn has held senior positions with a number of leading banks such as NatWest Bank, Bank of Ireland and the Co-operative Bank. For seven years, until late 2020, he undertook these duties as the national head of a Banking & Finance team with a top 10 accountancy firm and so is well versed to support us. His knowledge and experience allow him to understand the funding marketplace, criteria of the various lenders, the needs of the client and fundamentally, bridge the gap between both parties.

Proactive advice

In the current climate many businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to get access to banking and lending facilities. Using his network of banks and other lenders, Martyn has been able to secure funding where businesses have been declined and/or negotiate better rates and terms even for the most credit worthy clients.

When asked how his service benefit businesses, Martyn said: “The funding marketplace has never been more diverse and dare I say challenging to navigate for professional advisers, let alone businesses. As we come out of this pandemic, the high street banks are likely to be more risk averse whereas a lot of businesses are likely to need to access additional or innovative financial support to revive and thrive.

“My reach into lenders extends far beyond the major players across the challenger banks; asset-based lenders; peer to peer funders; specialist property finance providers and more. Even if a client does not require additional finance then there is considerable merit in allowing me to benchmark their current lending facilities to ensure they are getting a fair deal. I would like to think the client would thank you for this.”

Martyn is very passionate about the service he provides and offers a bespoke and in-depth approach to each business he works with.

Commenting on how passionate he is about his work, Martyn added: “Client satisfaction and service is always at the heart of everything I do. I thrive on making a real difference and during my many years in the banking profession I adopted the mantra of being ‘the bank manager I would want if I was in business myself’.”

If you would like further information or require advice on this service please email or speak to your usual Streets contact.

*Streets Financial Consulting PLC is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is entered on the Financial Services Register ( under reference 116445.

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