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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 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…

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…

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…

3 BUY TO LET TRENDS WE’VE SEEN IN 2019

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
19th November 2019

In the last year, the trend has continued for property investors to look to more…

BRIDGE THE GAP ON BROKEN CHAINS

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending / Development finance
11th November 2019

You probably don’t need to be reminded that property is taking as long to sell…

What’s new at Precise Mortgages?

Blogs & articles
23rd October 2019

As the UK’s leading specialist lender*, we’re always thinking of new ways to make life…

HOW TO SPOT NEW BUY TO LET OPPORTUNITIES

Blogs & articles
21st October 2019

It’s no secret that the plethora of regulatory and tax changes in recent years has…

YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGES

Second charge mortgages / Blogs & articles
9th October 2019

In March 2016 the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) introduced, for the first time, the requirement…

DO YOU HAVE CLIENTS WHO ARE IN AN ACTIVE OR RECENTLY SATISFIED DMP?

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages / Blogs & articles
7th October 2019

Brightstar are delighted to announce a new and exclusive residential mortgage range for…