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Never miss out on the latest news and our insightful views on everything that’s happening within our industry.

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…

NEED SOME SUPPORT? LET OUR EXPERTS DO THE WORK

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Commercial finance
24th April 2019

If your car breaks down, you’d call a mechanic. If the sink gets blocked, you’d…

SIX TIMES WHEN A BRIDGING LOAN COULD SAVE THE DAY

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

Bridging finance offers a range of opportunities for your clients. But from what we’ve seen,…

WANT TO MAKE YOUR CLIENTS THIS HAPPY?

Blogs & articles
10th April 2019

There’s no better feeling than doing the best you can by your client. We love…

BE A STAR BROKER LIKE IAN

Blogs & articles
10th April 2019

In complex cases, Brightstar can tip the scales in your client’s favour, getting a better…

PRIVATE LABEL ASSISTS FAMILY WITH HIGH VALUE SELF-BUILD MORTGAGE

Blogs & articles / Private Label
9th April 2019

The client had found a large property with planning permission to knock down the house…

HIGH VALUE MORTGAGE FOR CLIENT WITH COMPLEX INCOME STREAMS

Blogs & articles / Private Label
9th April 2019

The client was a large portfolio landlord, with more than 100 properties that were held…

HOW SPECIALIST LENDING COULD OFFER ALTERNATIVE BUY TO LET SOLUTIONS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar
3rd April 2019

It’s no secret that landlords have faced several challenges in recent years.   A raft…

IS YOUR BUY-TO-LET CUSTOMER THINKING OF INCORPORATING AS A LIMITED COMPANY?

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar
3rd April 2019

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

HELPING MAXIMISE AFFORDABILITY FOR SELF-EMPLOYED CUSTOMERS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar
3rd April 2019

The recent announcement that there are now more people in work in the UK than…

WHAT’S NEW AT PRECISE MORTGAGES IN 2019

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar
3rd April 2019

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

BRIGHTSTAR ONE OF 55 WOMEN IN FINANCE SIGNATORIES TO MEET TARGETS

Blogs & articles / People Development
21st March 2019

In collaboration with HM Treasury, New Financial held its second Annual Review of the HM…

THE TOP THREE REASONS TO USE BRIGHTSTAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
13th March 2019

When it comes to specialist first charge mortgages, don't let complex circumstances stack the odds…

THE MOST COMMON BROKER OBJECTIONS, AND THE REALITY

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
13th March 2019

Common broker objections and the reality:   Q: Won't I get a better…

BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO BRIDGING FINANCE

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
12th March 2019

The bridging market has experienced huge growth in recent years. Bridging lending grew by 15%…

ASK THE EXPERTS: A PROPERTY TAX SPECIALIST TALKS ABOUT HOLIDAY LETS

Buy to Let mortgages / Blogs & articles
12th March 2019

The popularity of sites like Airbnb have changed the way that people think about accommodation…