Stratosphere is a peer to peer lending company. We provide a channel to help businesses and individuals access competitive & flexible finance quickly by directly connecting them to individual lenders who want a better return on their money.
The two co-founders (husband and wife) decided to set up this business due to the personal frustrations they experienced in not being able to access the funding they required from an inflexible banking system. This was compounded by the reality of getting very poor returns on their savings due to low interest rates.
Ben Beitler – Director
Ben has been a property investor since 2002 building a portfolio covering many regions of the UK and recently expanded into the USA. Working in other sectors including IT and finance, he has also diversified into coaching and training individuals to
expand their businesses and further develop their own personal skills.
In 2006, being interested in finance, he started to lend to other property developers as part of a group of syndicated investors (which is now commonly known as crowdfunding) and realised that more and more people would also require this type of lending.
Sharon Beitler – Director
Sharon has been a property investor since 2002 building a portfolio covering many regions of the UK and recently expanded into the USA. Sharon’s background is in finance; first in a trading environment and subsequently in the Syndicated Loans Department of a major US Bank.
She worked in her own business in the IT sector for twenty years before going full time in her property business. She has been involved with her husband in syndicated lending through their company since 2006.