Colin Campbell, private banker, and John Williams, head of wealth planning.
Governments, corporations and other institutions often routinely borrow as part of the management of their affairs. However, the potential advantages of borrowing are often overlooked by private clients. Suitable levels of borrowing can be an integral part of the financial and life planning process, but many wealth managers do not have the experience or in-house capabilities to provide the right advice and services.
In addition, the past five years have seen a raft of changes and innovation in the private client lending space, and it can be difficult to keep abreast of the current opportunities.
Whether it's a mortgage on a home or investment property, an investment-backed loan to provide liquidity, or for succession planning, having access to the right type and quantum of borrowing, over an appropriate time frame, is crucial to any robust wealth plan. In the right circumstances, it can support your short, medium and longer-term goals and aspirations.
John Williams, head of wealth planning, joined Colin Campbell, private banker and lending adviser, in a conversation moderated by Karen Bennett of the marketing team, to explore the changing lending landscape, the options available to high net worth borrowers and the considerations and potential pitfalls to keep in mind.