West One Loans has reported that it completed £392m of gross lending in 2015.
Te latest West One Bridging Index said the total size of the market was around £3.2bn for the year to October 2015.
West One added that it lost no capital on the loans it originated.
During the second half of the year the gross lending run rate of the business was closer to £500m, the shoer-term lender said.
Stephen Wasserman (pictured), managing director of West One Loans, said: “The bridging market continues to grow as an increasingly wide sphere of borrowers recognise the usefulness of short-term finance. But far from being left behind as the sector expands and new entrants seek their slice of the pie, West One continues to lead the charge. We were one of the originators in this space and we remain one if its most flexible innovators.
“2015 was our first full calendar year as part of the Enra Group and the support and guidance they have afforded us has allowed West One Loans to operate on an even higher level than we were previously. Being part of the same group as a specialist loans distributor in Enterprise Finance has widened our reach and influence.
“Bridging looks set to enjoy a similarly stellar 2016, so there is no reason to believe we can’t replicate – or even better – these figures in the coming 12 months. Businesses and developers know that short-term finance is secure, speedy and can be the difference between success or failure for a variety of projects. As the market grows, we will continue to evolve with it and be at the very forefront of what modern bridging looks like. With the latest West One Bridging Index showing that the sector is worth more than £3bn every year, we look forward to helping push it towards the £4bn mark.”