SERVICES

Bank and Fund Monitoring – Safeguarding Investment

RLF have a nationwide team which provides monitoring services to banks and other investors to assist in the reduction of these risks.

With a dedicated team and a network of regional offices we take a personal approach, forming strong relationships with lenders and their borrowers and developing a deep understanding of their requirements.

While our focus is on protecting the lenders’ interests, we also help them to provide a better service to developers and other borrowers by liaising with legal and valuation teams and guiding borrowers through the process as necessary. This ensures that initial funding adheres to agreed financial timescales and that the draw-down of funds is approved efficiently throughout to maintain project cash flow.

We are able to provide advice to a wide range of funders including institutional investors, banks, development finance companies, PFI/PPP and grant funders such as Heritage Lottery Fund, ERDF and Scottish Enterprise, as well as advising on numerous PFI/PPP projects.

We provide bank/fund monitoring services for major financial institutions including:

  • National Westminster Bank
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • United Trust Bank
  • Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander
  • Close Brothers
  • Barclays
  • Allied Irish Bank
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Clydesdale Bank
  • Halifax Bank of Scotland

Cost management, project management building surveying and health and safety expertise is at the heart of our business. This knowledge, combined with our wider understanding of development and construction processes, allows us to inform the investment decision. Initially we provide due diligence to assess risks and advise on the level of lending requested. Then, once the investment is made, we not only monitor and report on compliance, but we also use our commercial and programme knowledge to counsel clients on the issues and risks arising.