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BlueZest is a lending company, with technology at our core, that is on a mission to modernise lending. We’re working hard to reinvent the end-to-end secured lending process making access to funds pain-free through the use of modern technologies and innovative solutions, with a vision to deliver a new mortgage within 60 minutes.

Sector: Consumer Finance
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Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of BlueZest

BlueZest Snapshot

We’re changing the way home and business secured finance works in the UK. Arranging finance for your home or business can be very stressful and time consuming. We are using technology, supported throughout by a real customer support team, to make the entire process faster, fully transparent, and seamless from start to finish. We will continue to keep you updated from the time you complete your secure online application, throughout our fast valuation process, to the minute your funds arrive.

Your mortgage, our service principles…

  • Provide a robust and seamless digital service
  • Use digital capabilities to commit to decision times and stick to them
  • Say no quickly when an application doesn’t meet our credit risk profile
  • Remain transparent across all aspects of the process
  • Provide honest and transparent costs

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  • Buy to Let - for more information click here
  • Development Loan - for more information click here
  • SME Secured Business Loan - for more information click here


Intermediaries: BlueZest lending criteria 

To be simple and clear, please find below a guideline of our lending criteria. This allows you to see the requirements for the products we have on offer and any particular specifics you may wish to know. Please note; this is not our full mortgage lending policy.

  • Buy to Let - for more information click here
  • Development Loan - for more information click here
  • SME Secured Business Loan - for more information click here



Chris Slater
Chief Executive Officer
Chris is responsible for the strategic and day to day direction of BlueZest.
With over 20 years of experience in exploiting credit and marketing data, Chris brings extensive experience of the automation of mortgage application processing and customer management. Chris was a founding partner at IRP (purchased by BlueZest). He is a Chartered Systems Engineer.


John Robinson
Chief Technology Officer
John leads, develops, builds and manages all of our websites, systems and IT. He ensures the application process is tip-top for our customers.
He has 30 years of experience building and delivering credit risk and fraud decision making capabilities to lenders. John co-founded IRP (purchased by BlueZest), helping both lenders and credit bureaus to develop and enhance their data and decision capabilities.


Robert Ainscow
Director of Funding
Robert ensures we have access to the right funding to provide great products and cost effective mortgages to our customers.
A founding member of BlueZest who manages its subsidiary, BlueZest Funding Limited. Rob entered banking in 1999 and developed a strong expertise in funding and refinancing of mortgage assets at Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Investec Bank.


Simon Baum
Chief Risk Officer
Simon ensures we make the right decisions in the right way when it comes to credit risk and that we work with our customers responsibly.
He was Mortgage Risk Director and Deputy Chief Credit Officer at Santander. Previously Simon was Credit & Risk Director at Alliance & Leicester. He established his credit risk analytics expertise at Experian as UK Consultancy Services Director. He has an MA from Oxford.


Sue Colquhoun
Director of Risk & Compliance
Sue uses her regulatory and governance experience to ensure we always do things the right way for our customers.
She has worked in financial services for over 25 years in a legal, compliance or risk capacity. She has held Director level and FCA approved positions, has extensive experience of lending, outsourcing, and governance.

Head Office

16 Castle Boulevard

Nottingham NG7 1FL

Tel: 0115 6 977 955

Email: [email protected]


BlueZest Timeline


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