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MARKET LEADING RATES FOR SECOND CHARGE BRIDGING – UP TO 70% LTV

Products/Criteria / Short-term lending
22nd August 2019

BRAND NEW, MARKET LEADING rates from 0.74% per month for regulated and non-regulated second charge…

YOUR ACCESS TO THE EXPERTS

Events
12th August 2019

 GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH BRIGHTSTAR THIS AUTUMN  

Brightstar has teamed up with…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH BRIGHTSTAR’S MICHELLE WESTLEY

Brightstar / Press
7th August 2019

We spoke to Michelle Westley, head of marketing at Brightstar Financial, about how to grow…

LIMITED EDITION, SEMI EXCLUSIVE SPECIALIST HELP TO BUY PRODUCT

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages / Blogs & articles
30th July 2019

We're pleased to announce a refreshed tranche of funds for our semi exclusive help to…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Press
24th July 2019

Brightstar Financial has launched an education programme for brokers, which includes the opportunity to book…

BRIGHTSTAR ANNOUNCES RECORD H1 AND KEY HIRES

Brightstar / Press
17th July 2019

The Brightstar Group has announced a record breaking first half of the year, with written…

THREE QUESTIONS TO GROW YOUR COMMERCIAL BUSINESS

Press / Commercial finance
10th July 2019

How many of your clients are self-employed? For every home buyer or remortgagor you work…

ARE YOU MISSING OUT?

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
9th July 2019

Are you feeling the Brightstar benefit?   Working with a specialist distributor, like Brightstar, can…

DO YOU HAVE CLIENTS WHO REQUIRE A GENEROUS INCOME MULTIPLIER?

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages
9th July 2019

We're pleased to announce a new option for those who require a more generous income…

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH BRIGHTSTAR

Events / Brightstar
9th July 2019

The specialist lending market is growing, and becoming increasingly more complex than ever.   No…

OUR 95% LTV SPECIALIST RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE EXCLUSIVE JUST GOT BETTER

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages
5th July 2019

Our popular 95% LTV residential mortgage exclusive by Kensington Mortgages, now features zero product fees…

Be Proud. Have Pride. Love is Love.

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
5th July 2019

Pride celebrations continue across the UK, this weekend in London. London is one of the…

WE NEED NEW AFFORDABILITY CHECKS ON HOLIDAY LETS

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
2nd July 2019

Holiday lets have been promoted as a good way for investors to achieve higher yields…

SEMI EXCLUSIVE BUY-TO-LET CRITERIA

Products/Criteria / Buy to Let mortgages
2nd July 2019

Landbay, the specialist buy-to-let lender, have refreshed their product range which now includes an increased…

NEW RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS TO HELP YOU MAKE MORE CUSTOMERS HAPPY

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages
1st July 2019

SEMI-EXCLUSIVE - MORTGAGE PRISONER SOLUTION How many 'mortgage prisoners' do you have in your bank…

PRIVATE LABEL PAYS BROKERS AVERAGE FEE OF £2.5K

Blogs & articles
27th June 2019

Private Label has paid brokers an average referral fee of nearly £2.5k since the new…

WHAT DOES FREAKONOMICS TELL US ABOUT REFERRING BUSINESS?

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
27th June 2019

Published in 2005, Freakonomics introduced a ground-breaking way of looking at the world through the…

THE PROPERTY INVESTOR’S FUNDING TOOLBOX

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages / Commercial finance / Development finance
6th June 2019

What strategy do you have for your property investment? Taxation and regulatory changes in recent…

WHY JOB ADVERTISEMENTS PLAY A KEY ROLE IN HELPING TO ADDRESS THE GENDER PAY GAP

Press / People Development
22nd May 2019

The gender pay gap in Financial Services currently stands at 23.25% in favour of men…

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO AUCTION FINANCE

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
15th May 2019

Buying property at auction can prove lucrative for smart landlords and a number of lenders…

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PROPERTY REFURBISHMENT

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
15th May 2019

  A growing number of property investors are realising that they can generate better returns…

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DEVELOPMENT EXIT LOANS

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
15th May 2019

The latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey said the average time taken for a property…

BLUESTONE MORTGAGES RESTRICT HELP-TO-BUY PRODUCT RANGE DISTRIBUTION

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages
13th May 2019

Following the announcement that Bluestone Mortgages have restricted distribution for their HTB range, Brightstar are…

BRIGHTSTAR MARKS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Blogs & articles / People Development
13th May 2019

Brightstar Financial is marking Mental Health Awareness Week this week, with a series of activities…

WHAT IS STOPPING YOU FROM JOINING THE JOURNEY?

Press / People Development
13th May 2019

The Women in Finance Charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to…

THE IMPORTANCE OF PACKAGERS

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
13th May 2019

As the number of ‘niche’ or non-standard customers continues to rise and the sale of…

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Buy to Let mortgages / Blogs & articles
13th May 2019

In a market landscape that is increasingly defined by turbulent socio-economic conditions, the ability of…

LIMITED COMPANY BUY TO LET – THE NEW NORMAL

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
13th May 2019

As reductions in tax relief, increases in stamp duty and increasingly stringent lending criteria on…

NEW LIMITED EDITION BTL RATES WITH FLAT FEES & CASHBACK OPTIONS

Products/Criteria / Buy to Let mortgages
30th April 2019

Available for a limited time only, the features and highlights of this range include: Up…