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Thank you so much for your excellent and professional service, I would not hesitate to recommend Paragon Bank Technology Finance to others in the film industry. It's been a pleasure dealing with you - your clear understanding of the erratic nature of the film industry really helped pull everything together with ease.

Gerry Vasbenter
Cinematographer, Freelance

When it came to putting together the finance for the Sony camera deal, the decision to use Paragon Bank Technology Finance was as much about people as numbers. Paragon Bank Technology Finance has a very good relationship with Sony, as authorised finance partners to Sony’s Financial Services, but it also has a very good relationship with us, which was very important.

Doug Urquhart
MD, Electra TV

I’ve dealt with Paragon Bank Technology Finance for a long time. They have an understanding of how our business works and are familiar with the types of kit we buy and sell. It’s good to deal with people you trust and like.

Mike Thomas
Sales Director, Top Teks

We’ve used numerous finance companies over the years, but we find Paragon Bank Technology Finance to be very efficient and streamlined. Also they understand the business.

Matt Marner
Head of Finance, Video Europe

I have dealt with Paragon Bank Technology Finance for over 25 years - initially as a freelance cameraman, and subsequently with CVP fulfilling the role of both client and equipment suppliers to clients for whom Paragon Bank Technology Finance are providing finance. All you need to know is that Paragon Bank Technology Finance have on every occasion provided a truly first class service. They are trusted and highly recommended.

Phil Baxter
CEO, CVP

We’ve used Paragon Bank Technology Finance from day one. Their rates are competitive and the company is very flexible.

Kevin Harvey
MD, Filmscape

I was very impressed at the speed with which things were agreed and moved forward...[Paragon Bank Technology Finance] quickly approved all the finance and allowed me to draw down when needed so that I wasn’t having to purchase kit before it was required. Gareth Wilding from Paragon Bank Technology Finance also understood the business and kit requirements, so was much easier to deal with than the usual banks.

Richard Boote
MD, Strongroom/AIR Studios

Paragon Bank Technology Finance was able to help me in several ways. They helped with the financial planning, but also by being in tune with the market and understanding the business very well. Dealings were always very transparent, there was no smoke and mirrors, and there was no need to make anything more complex than it needed to be. It wasn’t about a heavy sell, just facilitating the finance.

Andrew Hale
Keyboard player, songwriter, Sade

Why use Paragon Bank Technology Finance? I met with Gareth Wilding a few times and was always impressed that he understood the industry – he knew the products and he knew the vendors. The rates they offered were similar or better than what we could get with major banks, plus along with that I didn’t have to explain what a Baselight was. It’s the ease of working with them that makes them special.

Anshul Doshi
MD, Prime Focus London PLC

I have a long standing relationship with Paragon Bank Technology Finance and it was around Christmas time, we were in mid production and needed kit in a hurry. Duncan at Paragon Bank Technology Finance and Paul Brown at Visuals together were able to sort all this out while I was using a hired camera on locations such as USA, Israel, Oxford and Turin.

David Crute
DoP, Rock Steadi Pictures

I found that Paragon Bank Technology Finance were excellent to work with in that they understood the need for speed, understood my business plan and my financial analysis of the market sector and were able to confirm the finance in a very short time. They were also very flexible when it came to adding the cost of extra kit to the original purchase price. John Bartlett was very helpful and knowledgeable and made a very stressful transaction as easy as possible.

Stuart Clarke
MD, Wild Dream Films

Whether you’re making programmes or supplying people who make programmes, we’re all in the same boat, we’re all doing sums about profitability and productivity. But at the point you’ve made the decision and you want to go forward and get things done, you want to do it quickly. Paragon Bank Technology Finance do that. They’re in the industry, they understand the industry, and we trust them.

David Johnson
MD, Altered Images

We’ve known Paragon Bank Technology Finance pretty much since we set up and they’ve financed something like 80% of our leasing stock. So they’ve had a big chunk of our business over the years, and we’ve done that purely on the relationship and the trust that we have with them. They will always be our first port of call and their advice extends all the way to how to deal with accounts and develop a proper accounting system and how to move onto the next phase of the business too.

Mike Smith
MD, Alias Hire

It was a very comfortable, non-pressure situation, it all happened very fast, we installed the eQ, had two days training, and immediately we were editing a very high profile job for Blink TV producing a James Bond Film style intro for the giant screens on the current Westlife tour. We didn’t hear from Paragon Bank Technology Finance while that was underway, even though we still hadn’t signed the papers, and they didn't contact us until they knew we’d finished the production. They understood that I couldn’t have dealt with anything else that week, so they gave us some space... that quiet professionalism impressed me a lot.

Barrie Williams
Proprietor, Pixelfantastic

Throughout BPS’ 10 years of operation, we have enjoyed a very good relationship with Paragon Bank Technology Finance. When customers are looking for finance to expand their businesses, we are safe in the knowledge that they will always receive a quick and professional response, the best possible advice, and a very good rate. The depth of industry knowledge within the Paragon Bank Technology Finance team is unsurpassed, and this expertise means that our customers feel comfortable in making the investment they need to move forward. We would always recommend Paragon Bank Technology Finance for both existing and new customers.

John O'Reilly
MD, BPS

Speed was one of the main things about them, they deal with broadcast and film equipment a lot so they’re familiar with the industry too, which helps. Unlike other kit, the Talos is both expensive and portable and designed to go on location around the world, and it can be hard to find finance companies that are happy to take the risk on that as there is more to go wrong. But Paragon Bank Technology Finance was happy.

Assaff Rawner
MD, Mark Roberts Motion Control

This is the first deal we have concluded with Paragon Bank Technology Finance, it was painless and won’t be the last. Their industry knowledge is definitely an advantage and they demonstrated a flexible and accommodating approach to the financing, working with the supplier and Telegenic to reach an agreement within what turned out to be a pretty tight schedule.

Peter Bates
MD, Telegenic

We have known the Paragon Bank Technology Finance team for many years and trust them implicitly, nothing is too much trouble for them whether it be a small item of kit or a complete studio, they know and understand the industry inside out and are only too happy help. As a result they are our go to guys for any sort of finance required.

Martin Joannou
Director, 3D Broadcast Ltd


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We’ve used numerous finance companies over the years, but we find Paragon Bank Technology Finance to be very efficient and streamlined. Also they understand the business.

Matt Marner
Head of Finance, Video Europe

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