Obtaining finance cross border into France has many pitfalls. Let our experienced team help you to identify your options and to navigate the often stringent French banking system. Since 2005 our team, led by John Busby,  has gained all the experience and expertise necessary to become the largest France only brokerage in the UK. All this experience is yours to command.

John Busby

Managing Director

John Busby acts as a Director and is based in London from where he is also the voice of French Private Finance in the press. He is regularly quoted across international media and has also appeared on TV as an expert spokesperson. John specialises in Private Banking clients and supervises all large applications.

Matthieu Ragon

Senior Credit Analyst

Holding CEMAP & CERER qualifications Matthieu is French Private Finance’s in-house credit analyst and he works hand-in-hand with clients and the banks on a huge variety of mortgage applications. He is an expert in making the French mortgage process as simple as possible for his international clients and is known for his scrupulous attention to detail.

Romeo Belli

Client Services

Born in France’s smallest department, Romeo travelled during his studies before settling in the world’s #1 financial center. Romeo’s graduated from Adam Smith Business School at Glasgow University with Msc in International Financial Analysis. Most recently, he took a keen interest in technical analysis & risk management.

Konrad Janiak

Credit Analyst

Having lived in the French Alps for over 2 years working in a small real estate agency in Chamonix, Konrad has joined FPF in October 2017.  Holding CeMAP qualification from the London Institute of Banking and Finance, Konrad combines his understanding of the French Alps property market and geographical location with the acquired financial knowledge.

Lloyd Hughes

Head of Communications

Lloyd Hughes is Head of Communications at French Private Finance and is the central point for all outgoing marketing and communications. He is an internationally experienced marketing and communications professional with a background in establishing full-service PR and marketing functions within existing companies. Lloyd also heads up French Private Finance’s press and research teams, which help the media with French property and finance stories on a daily basis.

Theresa Saliba

Finance Director

With a BA in English and an MSc in Physical Science, Theresa has held key positions within various organisations across the UK. Theresa is a key member of our business and her vast financial knowledge and experience enable her to be one of the rare Financial Directors who actually make finance fun. She is also a published author and has written books for a number of publishers including Arcturus, STS Education and Fourcourt.

Olly Holovchenko


With over 10 years of design experience across diverse range of sectors, Olly has played a fundamental role in the branding of French Private Finance. Olly studied at the ‘Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow’ and holds a BA in economics.

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