London-based Borro has lent more than £170m – secured against fine art, luxury watches, jewellery, fine wine and classic cars – since it started in 2008. It has offices in Manhattan and Beverly Hills to be near customers who include Hollywood celebrities. Founder Paul Aitken, 43, has raised more than £35m to date, helping it to cover large losses. Transatlantic sales were £3.8m in 2014.
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