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TIME FOR LANDLORDS TO THINK ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Blogs & articles
3rd December 2021

The energy efficiency of properties is a growing theme and is likely to take more…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES A ‘DIP IN A DAY’ EVENT WITH ALLICA BANK

Blogs & articles
22nd November 2021

Brightstar Financial has announced a special ‘DIP in a Day’ event in partnership with Allica…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP MARKS INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY

Blogs & articles
18th November 2021

The Brightstar Group has announced a week of activities across its businesses to mark International…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH ROB JUPP, THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP

Blogs & articles
5th November 2021

FR: When you first launched Brightstar a decade ago, did you expect it to be…

PANDEMIC CREATED ‘MASSIVE, RENEWED SPIRIT OF OPPORTUNITY’

Blogs & articles
5th November 2021

Speaking to Specialist Lending Solutions after Brightstar’s 10-year anniversary, chief executive Rob Jupp said: “When we started…

WHY ARE PRIVATE LANDLORDS RENTING THEIR PROPERTIES TO COUNCILS AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS?

Buy to Let mortgages / Blogs & articles
6th September 2021

Since the introduction of ‘Right to Buy’ in 1980 social housing stock has rapidly declined,…

WEST ONE TARGETS £1bn OF SHORT-TERM LENDING IN 2021

Short-term lending / Blogs & articles
6th September 2021

West One’s new sales director Nick Jones has confirmed that the lender has their sights…

THE FUTURE OF SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGES AFTER COVID-19

Second charge mortgages / Blogs & articles
6th September 2021

The second charge market was hit hard during the pandemic, hitting a crisis low of…

ENRA SPECIALIST FINANCE SIGNS A LANDMARK £500M BRIDGING FACILITY WITH J.P. MORGAN

Short-term lending / Blogs & articles
6th September 2021

Enra Specialist Finance signed a new facility with J.P. Morgan to fund its bridging portfolio.…

10 POINTS TO DISCUSS WITH CLIENTS LOOKING TO FINANCE A HOLIDAY LET

Buy to Let mortgages / Blogs & articles
18th August 2021

There are a number of benefits and considerations that your clients will need to be…

HOW TO PLACE SPECIALIST CASES WITH CONFIDENCE

Blogs & articles
17th August 2021

Service is a crucial component of choosing the right option for your clients. Delivery times…

LIGHT OR HEAVY? SECURING THE BEST REFURB FINANCE FOR YOUR CLIENTS

Blogs & articles
2nd August 2021

Securing the best refurb finance for your clients Property refurbishment covers a whole range of…

THE POST PANDEMIC SURGE IN SECOND CHARGE LENDING.

Blogs & articles
8th June 2021

"It can be beneficial to take a second charge mortgage to pay for the work…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GROUP RETURNS OFFICES TO FULL OCCUPANCY

Blogs & articles
12th April 2021

The Brightstar Group has returned its offices to full occupancy as part of its phased…

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES CAN OPEN A CONVERSATION ABOUT BUSINESS FINANCE

Blogs & articles
23rd March 2021

In his recent Budget, chancellor Rishi Sunak, outlined a three-part plan to support economic recovery…

THE BENEFITS OF DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY

Blogs & articles
16th March 2021

Last autumn, I wrote a number of articles in the trade press about research we…

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…