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BROKERS OFFERING BRIDGING DESPITE LACK OF SECTOR KNOWLEDGE

Blogs & articles
11th May 2022

Research by Brightstar Financial and West One has found that 83% of brokers offer bridging…

BRIGHTSTAR MARKS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Blogs & articles
9th May 2022

The Brightstar Group is again marking Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), with a programme of…

HELPING YOUR CLIENTS TACKLE THE RISING COST OF LIVING

Blogs & articles
22nd April 2022

The latest Bank of England Base Rate increase was more or less inevitable as the…

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING BACK TO THE OFFICE

Blogs & articles
24th March 2022

While we were able to operate effectively as a business working remotely last year, it’s…

REMOVING BARRIERS TO GREATER BRIDGING GROWTH

Blogs & articles
17th March 2022

The latest data from the ASTL shows that the final quarter of last year was…

BRIGHTSTAR GROUP BUYS OUT PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTOR ON THE BACK OF A RECORD YEAR

Blogs & articles
10th February 2022

The leadership team of the Brightstar Group has regained a controlling stake in the business,…

BRIGHTSTAR AND THE MORTGAGE MUM JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH MOVING FORWARDS FORUM

Blogs & articles
7th February 2022

Brightstar Financial and The Mortgage Mum have joined forces to launch a new Women in…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES THE SPECIALIST LENDING PODCAST

Blogs & articles
20th December 2021

Brightstar Financial has launched a new Specialist Lending Podcast, including insights, trends and debates from…

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…