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THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO INVOICE FINANCE

Commercial finance / Blogs & articles
10th January 2019

Invoice finance can help trading businesses to manage their cashflow by providing cash at the…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO LENDING ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
9th January 2019

Commercial finance covers a broad spectrum of areas, including lending on commercial or investment property…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO BUSINESS FITNESS: MARKETING & PR

Blogs & articles
9th January 2019

It’s always a good time to review your business to ensure it’s in good shape…

ASK THE EXPERT: TIPS FOR BROKERS FROM A PROPERTY TAX SPECIALIST

Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
9th January 2019

JL: We spoke to Alex Bari, Tax Partner at Barnes Roffe LLP for to find…

STREAMLINED DOCUMENTATION AND PROCESSES TO SPEED UP YOUR APPLICATION

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Residential mortgages
20th December 2018

As one of the UK’s leading specialist lenders, Precise Mortgages believes that although your customer’s…

HOW PRECISE MORTGAGES CAN HELP HOW YOU SUPPORT EVEN MORE SELF-EMPLOYED CUSTOMERS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar
20th December 2018

Precise Mortgages understands the difficulties self-employed customers face when trying to secure the mortgage or…

DID YOU KNOW THAT NEARLY ONE IN 10 PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS NOW OWN A HOLIDAY LET?

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages
20th December 2018

Tourism in the UK is booming. According to Visit Britain1, more tourists than ever before…

MAXIMISE YOUR CUSTOMER’S RENTAL YIELD WITH REFURBISHMENT BUY-TO-LET

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages / Short-term lending
19th December 2018

The introduction of a raft of regulatory and tax changes over the last few years…

DON’T COMPROMISE OUTCOME FOR CONVENIENCE

Blogs & articles
7th December 2018

How many times have you submitted an application to a lender, only to be offered…

ASK THE EXPERT: A PROPER TAX ACCOUNTANT EXPLAINS THE IMPACT OF MORTGAGE INTEREST RELIEF CHARGES

Blogs & articles
7th December 2018

Changes to the income tax treatment of buy to let may have been announced some…

HOW TO MAINTAIN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND WELLBEING DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON

Blogs & articles / People Development
6th December 2018

The festive season is full of cheer and goodwill but can also bring a lot…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL FINANCE

Commercial finance / Blogs & articles
3rd December 2018

Commercial lending is an area of increasing opportunity for brokers. The growth of self-employment in…

WHAT’S THE COST OF TURNING AWAY A CLIENT?

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
3rd December 2018

Amazingly, we still hear that many brokers are choosing to turn away clients with more…

CAREERS INSIGHT: TIME TO TURN OFF YOUR PHONE?

Blogs & articles / People Development
27th November 2018

Technology has given us greater opportunities to work remotely, but research shows we are less…

I HAVE NO INTEREST IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Blogs & articles / People Development
21st November 2018

“I have no interest in financial services!” Not my words, but those of a young…

INVESTORS SEE SEMI-COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AS GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
21st November 2018

In recent months we have seen an increase in demand for funding to invest in…

CHANCE IN A LIFETIME

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
21st November 2018

Tax returns are now due for 2017-2018, which means your landlord clients are starting to…

SECOND CHARGE WATCH: BUY-TO-LET AND EQUITABLE CHARGES

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
21st November 2018

The second charge mortgage market is evolving quickly, particularly when it comes to lending on…

WOMEN IN FINANCE CHARTER: ‘COMMITMENT’ MORE IMPORTANT THAT TARGETS

Blogs & articles / People Development
21st November 2018

Some businesses are still reluctant to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter due…

WOMEN IN FINANCE SERIES: MAKING FLEXIBLE WORKING THE NORM AND WHY IT SHOULDN’T BE THE PRESERVE OF WORKING MOTHERS

Blogs & articles
21st November 2018

This piece is the first of our Women in Finance series, where we take a…

WHAT LANDLORDS MUST CONSIDER ABOUT LIMITED COMPANY OWNERSHIP AS TAX RETURNS BITE

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
20th November 2018

Tax returns are now due for 2017-2018, which means your landlord clients are starting to…

PRECISE HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH NEW REFURB PRODUCT

Buy to Let mortgages / Blogs & articles
6th November 2018

The squeeze on landlords has created a growing number of investors who are looking at…

SHOULD YOUR BUY-TO-LET CLIENTS SET UP A LIMITED COMPANY?

Buy to Let mortgages / Blogs & articles
23rd October 2018

With tax returns now due for 2017-2018, your landlord clients are starting to experience the…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO INTEREST ONLY MORTGAGES AND LATER LIFE LENDING

Later life lending / Blogs & articles
23rd October 2018

If you have recently tried to secure an interest only mortgage for your clients you…

HELPING YOUR ENTREPRENEUR CLIENTS WITH CASHFLOW CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH RECURRING REVENUE

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Commercial finance
23rd October 2018

Invoice finance can provide entrepreneurs with the cashflow they need to grow their business and…

DEVELOPMENT EXIT LOANS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending / Development finance
23rd October 2018

Development exit loans can help developers to manage their cash flow while they market a…

THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF SECOND CHARGE LENDING

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
23rd October 2018

An equitable charge can be a fast and flexible way for homeowners to secure a…

LANDLORDS START TO FEEL THE IMPACT OF TAX CHANGES

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages
23rd October 2018

Your landlords are starting to experience the financial impact of recent tax changes, which makes…

THE MOST SEARCHED-FOR CRITERIA BY BROKERS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Residential mortgages
23rd October 2018

Recent research found that the most searched-for criteria by brokers was self-employed mortgages based on…