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Brand new semi-exclusive commercial and semi-commercial products

Brand new semi-exclusive commercial and semi-commercial products

Commercial semi-exclusive: For properties with an EPC rating of C or above: For properties with an EPC rating of D or below: Up to 75% LTV Up to 75% LTV Rates from 7.69% Rates from 8.39% 2 & 5 year fixed 2 & 5 year fixed ERC’s for fixed period ERC’s for fixed...

A great customer journey

A great customer journey

I have sent over a number of enquiries to Brightstar Financial over the last three or four years including bridging loans, commercial finance and, most recently, second charge lending and have always received excellent service. When referring, I can trust that the...

February 2022 / 1:43 pm

Do you have the expertise that your commercial clients need?

Written by Adam Fulcher, Commercial Finance Specialist The cost-of-living crisis isn’t just impacting consumers. Businesses too face a huge increase in energy prices, the impact of which is exacerbated for those businesses that use a lot of power. It’s a sad...

March 2022 / 2:05 pm

Removing barriers to greater bridging growth

Michelle Westley, Head of Marketing, Brightstar Financial The latest data from the ASTL shows that the final quarter of last year was a record period for bridging, with both the value of completions and of applications reaching an all-time high. The figures, which...

May 2022 / 11:15 am

Why finance needs menopausal women and men who get it

Originally published in Bridging Loan Directory Leonardo di Caprio is not the first Hollywood star to prefer younger women. But the Leo Index is now almost as well known as the FTSE (or maybe that should be the VIX). The viral graph shows Leo, 47, has never yet...

October 2022 / 9:34 am

Putting you in a strong position for consumer duty

Written by Michelle Westley, Head of Marketing Working with a specialist distributor not only means you’re able to leverage our sector expertise across different areas of specialist lending, but it also gives your clients access to a wider choice of lenders than...

October 2022 / 12:47 pm

How to help your clients beat the property famine

Written by Jo Logan, Bridging & Development Finance Specialist It’s not yet clear what impact the cost-of-living crisis and economic uncertainty will have on property prices. However, many experts predict that transaction activity is likely to fall before...

October 2022 / 3:45 pm

Will you fall foul of Consumer Duty for capital-raising clients?

Written by Stewart Simpson, Second Charge Mortgage Specialist In many ways, Consumer Duty should provide little concern for mortgage brokers. After all, the core principle of securing good outcomes for the customer is woven into the DNA of most brokers. However,...

November 2022 / 2:31 pm

Special times calls for specialist solutions

Gina Blagden, Head of Sales, discusses the importance of specialist support during the cost-of-living crisis. The cost-of-living crisis is on everyone’s minds at the moment. Whether a high earner or minimum wage, homeowner or renter, every person is likely to feel...

November 2022 / 4:00 pm

Bridging market continues to offer good opportunities for brokers

The Bank of England has officially increased the base rate to 3%, the biggest rise since 1989, and naturally, the mainstream residential mortgage market is feeling the effects. For the estimated 2.2 million people currently on their lender’s Standard Variable Rate...

November 2022 / 10:22 am

Second charge watch: streamlining finances during turbulent times

In the current environment of volatility and turmoil, it is perhaps unsurprising that second charges – a great method of using existing assets to either shore up finances or unlock cash – are on the rise. Figures from the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) show...

December 2022 / 9:24 am

The PDR opportunity for investors

Property remains a great opportunity for investors to earn both income and capital gains, and with demand for housing continuing to exceed supply, there’s little to suggest that this will change in the future. However, investors are being squeezed. Mortgage...

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