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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…

HOW TO SPOT COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE ENQUIRIES

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
23rd September 2019

We often speak to brokers who say that they don’t get enquiries for commercial mortgages.…

ARE YOU MISSING COMMERCIAL FINANCE OPPORTUNITIES?

Commercial finance / Blogs & articles
17th September 2019

HOW MANY OF YOUR CLIENTS ARE SELF-EMPLOYED? Whatever the number, that’s…

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…

ARE YOU MISSING OUT?

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
9th July 2019

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

DEVELOPER EXIT TODAY – GUIDING YOU THROUGH THE BENEFITS OF SHORT-TERM FINANCING

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
24th April 2019

Property developers are always looking at what options are available to help them finance their…