SPF opens new offices in Hong Kong and Singapore

SPF Private Clients (SPF) has opened new offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Scott Mitchell, with a career spanning more than 25 years assisting non-residents and expats purchasing or refinancing UK property, is heading up the Singapore office.

In Hong Kong, Becca Pickard has joined SPF to run the office. Pickard has worked in the mortgage industry for more than a decade, firstly as a mortgage broker in London before relocating to Hong Kong five years ago. 

Mitchell said: “I’ve spent many years guiding individuals and businesses through the 30-plus lender choices for UK real estate financing, ensuring optimal solutions tailored to their unique needs.

“Having the reputation and unparalleled market reach of SPF behind us, our aim is to be the go-to adviser for those navigating the intricate process of securing a mortgage in an ever-evolving and competitive mortgage market.”

Pickard added: “Opening an office in Hong Kong with SPF is hugely exciting opportunity.

“Hong Kong remains one of the world’s most thriving financial hubs and the demand for UK property remains high.

“The need for a trusted and knowledgeable mortgage broker who can guide clients through the range of UK mortgage options tailored to their specific needs, which can be more complex, is essential.”

She continued: “Our aim is to provide exceptional service to our clients, working closely with existing stakeholders and forging new relationships to enhance the SPF brand across Hong Kong and Asia as a whole.”

In addition, Chloe Ho is relocating from SPF’s head office in London and will be based in Hong Kong, acting as client relationship manager across both offices. Ho is also a trainee broker.

Mark Harris, chief executive of SPF Private Clients, concluded: “We are delighted to continue our international expansion with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, and others in the pipeline. 

“We are not new to this part of the world, having served this market remotely for some 26 years.

“It feels good to put our feet on the ground on a more permanent basis and we look forward to growing these offices over time.

“We will also be developing our long-established relationships with a number of leading agents in the region, as well as utilising our position as part of the Howden Group, taking advantage of their extensive connections throughout the Far East.”