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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…

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…