As of 1st April 2023, Asset Finance Man Ltd proudly incorporates Babb & Green Finance.
Agricultural and Commercial Finance Brokers
Babb & Green have always specialised in agricultural and commercial business asset finance, farm finance, finance for land, mortgages and loans. Based in South West England, Peter Green and his wife Alison enjoyed a thriving business for 12 years.
In early 2023, Peter took the decision to step back from business to concentrate on early retirement and so the search began for the right person to lead Babb & Green into the future.
Peter always had the best interests of his customers at the forefront of his mind, and so the search was not easy. Balancing financial considerations with someone Peter could really trust and who he knew would work in a similar way was the key.
And so with a lot of time and effort, and a little dash of luck, Peter reconnected with Colin Chastey – somebody he had known from the finance world some 10 years ago.
Colin had been successfully running Asset Finance Man Ltd since May 2022 and so the progression for him was natural and very exciting.
Peter and Colin remain in constance communication and have organised for a seamless handover of customer responsibility. Both parties are committed to doing everything they can to support existing and new customers.
Open letter to Babb & Green customers
I am delighted to introduce myself now that I have acquired Babb & Green from Peter and Alison Green.
I have known Peter for a number of years, and it is a privilege to have been given the opportunity to take on his business. I will do my very best to provide the same service and understanding as Peter has done over the years.
A bit of background about me; I’m a ‘Devon boy’ from Folly Gate, my mother grew up on a family farm which her brother ran until foot and mouth hit. I spent many days helping out on the farm during school holidays. My father worked all his life for BOCM Pauls as a lorry driver delivering animal feeds and collecting grain, and again, I loved travelling all over the county to help him with his work in my free time. My parents are still in Folly Gate and very much part of the community.
With a love for numbers as a youngster, I always wanted to get into finance and so worked at Barclays in Okehampton initially and then across various branches in Devon, most of which are shut now!
I was a local Business Bank Manager for over 10 years, then I joined an asset finance company based in Exeter for 8 years, then another nationally based business for 7 years before deciding in May 2022 to become self-employed as an Appointed Representative with EFT Finance Limited, an independent finance broker.
This is the best of both worlds for me – I am responsible for exceptional customer management but with EFT on hand to support the best partnerships with lenders and ensure regulations are met.
My passion is meeting people, understanding their businesses and finding the best solutions for them to achieve their growth plans. Being an independent finance broker, I get to do this every day and with access to almost the whole market through EFT, I am able to source the best deal for each customer.
I look forward to meeting you in the near future – I will be in touch in the weeks and months ahead but if you have a pressing need for finance, please feel free to give me a call.
All the best,
T: 07760 454 244