Art Secured Financing: What You Need to Know

Ashley Lockwood, UK Business Development Manager for lender Borro, agrees, adding that demand for art-secured lending is increasing. "As the value and frequency of art transactions increases, so does the need for alternative financing solutions that enable clients to seize opportunities," he says. "Much like a property portfolio, an art portfolio can be utilized to... Read More

Stop dreaming and start buying with a little help from Borro

Tired of just dreaming about adding the classic and collectable cars in the Classic Driver Market to your garage? Borro offers a loaning opportunity that might make your dreams a reality. We spoke to the company's executive vice-president and managing director of global originations, Claire Hillier. How long has Borro been offering classic car and... Read More

Borro Makes Top 20 of SME Export Track 100

Luxury asset and property lender Borro has been ranked 20th on the Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100. The Export Track 100 ranks Britain's SMEs by their international sales growth over their last two financial years. Borro maintains offices in New York and Los Angeles, allowing it to service clients and their advisors across the... Read More

Borro helped Star Wars designer battle George Lucas

Borro funded original Star Wars industrial designer Andrew Ainsworth as he fought director George Lucas in court for distribution rights. Ainsworth needed £100,000 to pay for legal fees as he wrestled for the right to sell Stormtrooper sets of armour in the UK using the mould he created in 1976. Borro raised the funds against... Read More

Evaluating the Current Art Market – Part 4 of 5

Continuing our art market series, we researched how blue-chip artists are performing in relation to the rest of the Contemporary market and found an interesting fact about Andy Warhol’s sales. Warhol outsold the bottom 46k Contemporary lots at Christie’s in 2014 by $3M. View our mini graph below to see how Warhol’s superior sales compare... Read More