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Working together to beat the uncertainty

Working together to beat the uncertainty

It hasn’t been an easy time to be a broker in recent weeks. Managing client expectations in a dramatic and uncertain environment can be very challenging, particularly when the result is an often greater cost to borrowers through higher rates or sometimes even deals...

The PDR opportunity for investors

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 interest...

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Semi-exclusive Buy-to-let RATE REDUCTIONS

Semi-exclusive Buy-to-let RATE REDUCTIONS

This new range of products have a unique specialist buy to let proposition aimed to provide a broader suit of criteria, beyond that typically catered for in the specialist buy to let market. The range comprises of an additional layer of landlord requirements and...

Semi-commercial gets competitive

Semi-commercial gets competitive

The trend for property investors to explore alternative opportunities, such as semi-commercial, continues and lenders are responding with improved propositions and more competitive rates. Semi-commercial contains elements of both residential property and commercial...

Limited company dominance shows as landlords get serious

Limited company dominance shows as landlords get serious

Recent research from Paragon found that three quarters of landlords (74%) intend to buy property in the next a year plan to use a limited company structure. This is the highest recorded by the survey and is up from 62% in the first quarter of this year. This statistic...

Securing a home amidst broken chains

Securing a home amidst broken chains

The slowdown in the property market means it is now taking nearly twice as long to sell a home than it did last year. This is according to data released earlier this year that showed properties took an average of 49 days to sell in May, compared to 26 days in May...

Latest podcast

The UK Specialist Lending Podcast episode 3

Join Alex Hammond - Director, SquareOne Media, Jamie Pritchard - Director of Sales, Glenhawk and Jo Logan - bridging and development specialist, Brightstar Financial, as they discuss how changes to Permitted Development Rights (PDR) have created opportunities for...

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