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CHANGING BEHAVIOUR AND CONVERSATIONS NEEDED FOR MORE INCLUSIVE ADVICE PROCESS

Blogs & articles
16th October 2020

At Brightstar we recently carried out some research among a group of more than 1,000…

HOW CAN GI JOE HELP GROW YOUR BUSINESS?

Blogs & articles
15th October 2020

You may have seen coverage recently of some research we carried out at Brightstar amongst…

SIRIUS PROPERTY FINANCE ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Blogs & articles
15th October 2020

Sirius Property Finance, part of The Brightstar Group, has announced its international expansion with the…

BEAT THE FRUSTRATION WITH MORE TIME AND MORE OPTIONS

Blogs & articles
28th September 2020

The current market is throwing up a unique set of challenges. Many brokers are reporting…

THREE QUARTERS OF BROKERS DON’T TALK ABOUT SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGES

Second charge mortgages / Blogs & articles
24th September 2020

Three quarters of brokers (74%) do not tell their clients that they offer second charge…

A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE CAN BE A DANGEROUS THING

Blogs & articles
17th September 2020

In today’s market, complex is the new normal and this means that more of your…

HEAD 2 HEAD: SHOULD THE CHANCELLOR’S PROPERTY STAMP DUTY CUT BE EXTENDED?

Blogs & articles
15th September 2020

Yay   Cloe Atkinson, managing director, Mortgage Engine The stamp duty holiday was…

BROKERS, ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR NEW NORMAL?

Blogs & articles
8th September 2020

The impact of COVID-19 will continue long beyond the lockdown ends, social distancing is lifted,…

SECOND CHARGE MARKET STEPS UP FOR HIGH LTVS

Second charge mortgages / Blogs & articles
21st August 2020

The scarcity of high LTV mortgages has been well documented in recent weeks. Data from…

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED

Press / Commercial finance
17th August 2020

Where there is change, there is always opportunity and we have certainly seen a huge…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP OPENS ITS DOORS TO VISITORS WITH THE LAUNCH OF TRACK & TRACE

Brightstar / Press
11th August 2020

The Brightstar Group has become the first business in the mortgage market to launch its…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP SIGNS DOUBLE-WINNING YOUNG ESSEX CRICKETER TO SPEARHEAD YOUNG BRIGHTSTAR’S PROGRAMME

Press / People Development
31st July 2020

The Brightstar Group has signed Aaron Beard, a young Essex and former England U19’s cricketer,…

VISIBLE WOMEN: HOW TO CHANGE THE FACE OF BRIDGING

Blogs & articles
28th July 2020

Written by Laura Miller.   Finance has a female problem. Walk into any office in…

SPECIALIST LENDING PRODUCT NEWS ROUNDUP

Products/Criteria
21st July 2020

SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGES NEW PRODUCT:  Offering up to 85% LTV with rates from…

NEW: Market leading 85% LTV second charge mortgage rates

Products/Criteria / Second charge mortgages
3rd April 2020

Here’s a roundup of the key features and highlights:   • Up to 85% LTV…

BRIGHTSTAR APPOINTS NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER

Brightstar / Press
21st February 2020

Brightstar Financial has appointed Mark Hollands as its new national account manager to help strengthen…

BRIGHTSTAR GROUP WINS BEST SMALL COMPANY AWARD FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

Brightstar / Press
20th February 2020

Brightstar Financial has been named as the number one Best Small Company to work for…

BRIGHTSTAR CONFIRMS RECORD YEAR IN 2019

Brightstar / Press
6th February 2020

The Brightstar Group has confirmed a record year in 2019, completing nearly £1.2bn throughout the…

HERE’S THREE SOLUTIONS FOR THAT UNEXPECTED TAX BILL

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages / Short-term lending / Commercial finance
27th January 2020

How many of your clients pay tax through self-assessment rather than PAYE? And how often…

USING BTL TO RESCUE DEVELOPMENTS FROM ADMINISTRATION

Press / Buy to Let mortgages
24th January 2020

A successful scheme can deliver developers attractive returns, but property development is a complex process…

BRIGHTSTAR APPOINTS MARIA HARRIS IN NEW ROLE

Brightstar / Press
20th January 2020

Brightstar Financial has appointed Maria Harris in the new role of Technology Consultant at the…

BRIGHTSTAR CREATES NEW HEAD OF MORTGAGES ROLE

Brightstar / Press
7th January 2020

Brightstar Financial has promoted Gina Blagden to the new role of Head of Mortgages, to…

UNITED TRUST BANK COMPLETES ITS LARGEST EVER SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE

Press / Second charge mortgages
9th December 2019

United Trust Bank has completed a £352,000 second charge cortgage.   The loan, introduced by…

BRIGHTSTAR RETAINS 3 STAR BEST COMPANIES ACCREDITATION

Brightstar / Press
19th November 2019

Brightstar Financial has retained its 3 Star Best Companies accreditation, which is the highest standard…

3 BUY TO LET TRENDS WE’VE SEEN IN 2019

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
19th November 2019

In the last year, the trend has continued for property investors to look to more…

BRIDGE THE GAP ON BROKEN CHAINS

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending / Development finance
11th November 2019

You probably don’t need to be reminded that property is taking as long to sell…

What’s new at Precise Mortgages?

Blogs & articles
23rd October 2019

As the UK’s leading specialist lender*, we’re always thinking of new ways to make life…

HOW TO SPOT NEW BUY TO LET OPPORTUNITIES

Blogs & articles
21st October 2019

It’s no secret that the plethora of regulatory and tax changes in recent years has…

BRIGHTSTAR NAMED ON NEW LEGAL & GENERAL MORTGAGE CLUB SMARTRREFER PANEL

Brightstar / Press
11th October 2019

Brightstar Financial has been added to SmartrRefer, the new approved specialist distribution panel that has…

HOW TO SPOT NEW BUY-TO-LET ENQUIRIES

Buy to Let mortgages
10th October 2019

It’s no secret that the plethora of regulatory and tax changes in recent years has…