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BROKERS OFFERING BRIDGING DESPITE LACK OF SECTOR KNOWLEDGE

Blogs & articles
11th May 2022

Research by Brightstar Financial and West One has found that 83% of brokers offer bridging…

BRIGHTSTAR MARKS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Blogs & articles
9th May 2022

The Brightstar Group is again marking Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), with a programme of…

HELPING YOUR CLIENTS TACKLE THE RISING COST OF LIVING

Blogs & articles
22nd April 2022

The latest Bank of England Base Rate increase was more or less inevitable as the…

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING BACK TO THE OFFICE

Blogs & articles
24th March 2022

While we were able to operate effectively as a business working remotely last year, it’s…

REMOVING BARRIERS TO GREATER BRIDGING GROWTH

Blogs & articles
17th March 2022

The latest data from the ASTL shows that the final quarter of last year was…

BRIGHTSTAR GROUP BUYS OUT PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTOR ON THE BACK OF A RECORD YEAR

Blogs & articles
10th February 2022

The leadership team of the Brightstar Group has regained a controlling stake in the business,…

BRIGHTSTAR AND THE MORTGAGE MUM JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH MOVING FORWARDS FORUM

Blogs & articles
7th February 2022

Brightstar Financial and The Mortgage Mum have joined forces to launch a new Women in…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES THE SPECIALIST LENDING PODCAST

Blogs & articles
20th December 2021

Brightstar Financial has launched a new Specialist Lending Podcast, including insights, trends and debates from…

TIME FOR LANDLORDS TO THINK ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Blogs & articles
3rd December 2021

The energy efficiency of properties is a growing theme and is likely to take more…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES A ‘DIP IN A DAY’ EVENT WITH ALLICA BANK

Blogs & articles
22nd November 2021

Brightstar Financial has announced a special ‘DIP in a Day’ event in partnership with Allica…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP MARKS INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY

Blogs & articles
18th November 2021

The Brightstar Group has announced a week of activities across its businesses to mark International…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH ROB JUPP, THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP

Blogs & articles
5th November 2021

FR: When you first launched Brightstar a decade ago, did you expect it to be…

PANDEMIC CREATED ‘MASSIVE, RENEWED SPIRIT OF OPPORTUNITY’

Blogs & articles
5th November 2021

Speaking to Specialist Lending Solutions after Brightstar’s 10-year anniversary, chief executive Rob Jupp said: “When we started…

WHY ARE PRIVATE LANDLORDS RENTING THEIR PROPERTIES TO COUNCILS AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS?

Buy to Let mortgages / Blogs & articles
6th September 2021

Since the introduction of ‘Right to Buy’ in 1980 social housing stock has rapidly declined,…

WEST ONE TARGETS £1bn OF SHORT-TERM LENDING IN 2021

Short-term lending / Blogs & articles
6th September 2021

West One’s new sales director Nick Jones has confirmed that the lender has their sights…

THE FUTURE OF SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGES AFTER COVID-19

Second charge mortgages / Blogs & articles
6th September 2021

The second charge market was hit hard during the pandemic, hitting a crisis low of…

ENRA SPECIALIST FINANCE SIGNS A LANDMARK £500M BRIDGING FACILITY WITH J.P. MORGAN

Short-term lending / Blogs & articles
6th September 2021

Enra Specialist Finance signed a new facility with J.P. Morgan to fund its bridging portfolio.…

10 POINTS TO DISCUSS WITH CLIENTS LOOKING TO FINANCE A HOLIDAY LET

Buy to Let mortgages / Blogs & articles
18th August 2021

There are a number of benefits and considerations that your clients will need to be…

HOW TO PLACE SPECIALIST CASES WITH CONFIDENCE

Blogs & articles
17th August 2021

Service is a crucial component of choosing the right option for your clients. Delivery times…

LIGHT OR HEAVY? SECURING THE BEST REFURB FINANCE FOR YOUR CLIENTS

Blogs & articles
2nd August 2021

Securing the best refurb finance for your clients Property refurbishment covers a whole range of…

ENGAGING WITH ADVERSE CREDIT WEBINAR.

Brightstar
15th June 2021

In the latest Mortgage Strategy webinar ‘Engaging with adverse credit’, Brightstar group chief executive Rob…

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…