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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…

UNSECURED DEBT IS AT RECORD LEVELS, EXPLORE OUR SOLUTIONS FOR DEBT CONSOLIDATION

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
5th March 2019

Unsecured debt is at record levels and, in the right circumstances, a second charge mortgage…

DO YOU HAVE CLIENTS WITH A LARGER THAN EXPECTED TAX BILL?

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
28th January 2019

It’s tax return season, which means you are likely to have clients who need to…

SECOND CHARGE WATCH: BUY-TO-LET AND EQUITABLE CHARGES

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
21st November 2018

The second charge mortgage market is evolving quickly, particularly when it comes to lending on…

THE DEMAND IS GROWING FOR SECOND CHARGES ON BUY-TO-LET PROPERTY

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
24th August 2018

The is growing demand for second charges on buy-to-let property and, with an equitable charge,…

WITH RATES FROM AS LOW AS 3.65% & FIXED RATE PRODUCTS WITH NO ERCs, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO IGNORE THE 2nd CHARGE MARKET

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages / Private Label / Second charge mortgages
19th July 2018

The second charge market is changing. Products are becoming much more aligned with the types…

THE SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
21st May 2018

It is just over two years since second charge mortgages became regulated by the FCA’s…

THE SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
29th March 2018

Two years after MCD and regulation by the FCA, the second charge mortgage market continues…

THE SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
28th February 2018

According to the latest figures from the Finance and Leasing Association, the trade body for…

THE SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE LENDING LANDSCAPE FOR 2018

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
18th December 2017

Brightstar continues to see an increase in the number of enquiries from our broker partners.…

SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE CASE STUDY OF THE YEAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
18th December 2017

Capital raising using a lender with a higher income multiple: Objective Brightstar were presented with…

SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
18th December 2017

One lender on our panel has offered something that the market has not seen before;…

A LOOK BACK AT THE SECOND CHARGE LENDING MARKET FOR 2017

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
18th December 2017

2017 has been an interesting year for the second charge mortgage sector. It has come…

COCKTAIL OF REGULATION AND INNOVATION DRIVES SECOND CHARGE BTL SURGE

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
23rd May 2017

A growing number of clients are using second charge buy-to-let mortgages as new restrictions for…

SECOND CHARGES – NOT JUST A TICK BOX EXERCISE

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
24th August 2016

It is almost six months since the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) brought second charge mortgages…

UPFRONT SECOND CHARGE FLAT FEES MAY NOT BE ALL THEY SEEM

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
12th August 2016

There is much debate at the moment around second charge mortgages and the fees which…

LOAN TALK: WHAT WILL THE NEW HOUSING MINISTER MEAN FOR SECOND CHARGES?

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
19th July 2016

The appointment of Gavin Barwell as the new housing minister, raises some wider questions on…

INTERMEDIARIES SHOULD NOT FEAR MASTER BROKERS

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
9th March 2016

It is all change in the second charge world, as you may expect. The Mortgage…

FINAL STEPS TO THE MCD

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
9th March 2016

With just weeks until MCD implementation on the 21st March, this is an interesting snapshot…

Managing increased enquiries in a new era of regulation

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
10th February 2016

The second charge market will change significantly after the introduction of the Mortgage Credit Directive…

A BETTER TOMORROW

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
1st February 2016

2015 was a positive year for the mortgage market in many respects and was a…

AN EVOLVING SECTOR – REASONS TO BE MERRY

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
2nd December 2015

Ok, so I may be biased being somebody whose day job is to run a…

NEW CHALLENGER BANK CRITERIA PUSHES INDUSTRY IN POSITIVE DIRECTION

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
23rd November 2015

Second charge mortgages are no longer a last resort for borrowers, following new products being…

STARGAZING: WHAT CAN THE SECOND CHARGE MARKET EXPECT TO SEE IN 2016?

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
17th November 2015

The second charge market which has achieved year-on-year growth since 2011, is on course to…

A NEW AGE FOR SECOND CHARGE LENDING AND WHY EDUCATION IS KEY TO ITS RECENT SUCCESS

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
10th November 2015

The second charge market has recently been making headlines, with estimates revealing how the sector…

SIX MONTHS TO THE MCD : A NEW ERA OF COMPLIANCE – BUT IS THE INDUSTRY READY?

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
25th September 2015

There is just under six months to go until the Mortgage Credit Directive comes into…

SECOND CHARGE VERY MUCH A MAINSTREAM MARKET!

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
26th August 2015

It's been a common misconception for a long time now that second charge borrowing is…

BRIDGING – THE BOTTLE-NECKS

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
12th August 2015

The amount of time it takes for a bridging case to complete has increased significantly.…

POSITIVE STEPS FORWARD FOR SECOND CHARGES

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
3rd June 2015

The second charge market continues to grow as lenders respond to rising demand and increased…