Omni expands into retail finance

Following the acquisition, Logical Finance has been re-branded and will trade as Omni Capital Retail Finance.

OCRF will operate as a separate CPC Group business with its own management team, staff and IT platform but will share group infrastructure services with the Omni Capital business.

Colin Sanders has been named chief executive officer for both Omni Capital brand businesses.

Michael Bevan has been appointed as managing director of OCRF and will be responsible for the day-to-day executive management of the new business and its seven employees.

CPC Group confirmed that Omni Capital’s bridging business is wholly unaffected by the acquisition and that its in-house funding arrangements, team structure and distribution policies remain unchanged.

Colin Sanders, Omni Capital group CEO, said: “It has long been our intention to expand the highly-successful Omni Capital brand into new financial services sectors.

“Retail finance provides us with the perfect opportunity, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome Michael Bevan and his excellent team to the group.”

He continued: “While an exciting next step in our planned expansion, I want to assure our loyal brokers and distributors that the acquisition in no way alters Omni Capital’s commitment to short-term lending.

“It is this sector in which we have made our reputation and it remains our bedrock. Accordingly it will continue to receive our full attention and significant future investment.”