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BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES ‘ THE SPECIALIST LENDING VIRTUAL EXPO’

Brightstar / Press
9th June 2021

Brightstar Financial has launched The Specialist Lending Virtual Expo – a free one day digital…

THE POST PANDEMIC SURGE IN SECOND CHARGE LENDING.

Blogs & articles
8th June 2021

"It can be beneficial to take a second charge mortgage to pay for the work…

WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER DURING THIS BUSY PERIOD.

Brightstar / Press
25th May 2021

When was the last time you left the office at five o’clock?   It’s probably…

DO YOU HAVE THE SCALE AND EXPERTISE YOU NEED TO SUCCEED?

Brightstar / Press
24th May 2021

How many emails from lenders do you receive every day?   It’s thought that there…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP LAUNCHES LARGEST EVER PROGRAMME FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Brightstar
11th May 2021

The Brightstar Group is launching its largest ever programme for Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)…

BRIGHTSTAR TO RUN BROKER WEBINAR SERIES IN MAY

Brightstar / Press
6th May 2021

The first webinars will take place on 19th May, with a masterclass in supporting SMEs…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP RETURNS OFFICES TO FULL OCCUPANCY

Blogs & articles
12th April 2021

The Brightstar Group has returned its offices to full occupancy as part of its phased…

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES CAN OPEN A CONVERSATION ABOUT BUSINESS FINANCE

Blogs & articles
23rd March 2021

In his recent Budget, chancellor Rishi Sunak, outlined a three-part plan to support economic recovery…

THE BENEFITS OF DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY

Blogs & articles
16th March 2021

Last autumn, I wrote a number of articles in the trade press about research we…

WHY MEN BE A KEY PART OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP

Press / People Development
8th March 2021

Monday 8th March is International Women’s Day (IWD) and, as we have done for many…

SECOND CHARGES PROVIDE FLEXIBLE AND HIGHER LTV ALTERNATIVE TO REMORTGAGING FOR RENOVATIONS

Blogs & articles
3rd March 2021

Property owners across the UK spent £39bn on home improvements in 2020, and there was…

BRIGHTSTAR AGREES PARTNERSHIP WITH MORTGAGE MAGIC

Blogs & articles
2nd March 2021

Brightstar Financial has agreed an exclusive partnership with Mortgage Magic to deliver the case management…

RETHINKING SECOND CHARGE LENDING

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
16th February 2021

Sometimes relatively small innovations can change the way you think about using a whole category…

BRIDGING OFFERS GROWTH BEYOND STAMP DUTY DEADLINE

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
16th February 2021

Realistically, a mortgage product that is applied for now is unlikely to complete before the…

BRIGHTSTAR RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH TWENTY7TEC

Brightstar / Press
27th January 2021

Brightstar Financial has renewed its partnership with Twenty7Tec for a further 3 years as part…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH SELINA FINANCE

Blogs & articles
14th January 2021

Brightstar Financial has partnered with Selina Finance to provide semi-exclusive distribution of the lender’s overdraft-style…

LEADING A BUSINESS THROUGH A DOWNTURN

Blogs & articles
7th December 2020

It was my misfortune at the time, but ultimately one of my greatest lessons, to…

SECONDS, BRIDGING AND COMMERCIAL FINANCE WILL BE IMPORTANT ADVISER TOOLS IN 2021

Blogs & articles
3rd December 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that so much is beyond our control –…

HOSPITALISATIONS AND HIRING SPREES – BROKERS TAKE ON LOCKDOWN 2.0

Blogs & articles
24th November 2020

Fear of the unknown is humans’ oldest and most naked response. When the UK went…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY

Blogs & articles
19th November 2020

The day, launched in 1999, is designed to commemorate the positive value that men bring…

REFER TIME-CONSUMING CASES TO WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER.

Blogs & articles
18th November 2020

At times like this, the temptation is to work harder to cram in as much business…

SECOND CHARGE WATCH: NOW IS THE TIME FOR ACTION

Second charge mortgages / Blogs & articles
12th November 2020

We’ve had a big focus on second charge lending at Brightstar Financial in recent months.…

UNSUNG TOOL FOR INVESTORS AND AGENTS

Blogs & articles
27th October 2020

At Brightstar, we recently conducted some research amongst a group of mortgage brokers who worked…

SELF-EMPLOYED BORROWERS AN ‘UNTAPPED OPPORTUNITY’ FOR COMMERCIAL FINANCE NEEDS

Commercial finance / Blogs & articles
21st October 2020

The market is turbo charged at the moment, but what happens next year when the…

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…