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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%…

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING A PROPERTY AT AUCTION?

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
5th March 2019

Buying property at auction can prove lucrative for smart landlords and a number of lenders…

A GROWING NUMBER OF PROPERTY INVESTORS ARE REALISING THAT THEY CAN GENERATE BETTER RETURNS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
28th January 2019

A growing number of property investors are realising that they can generate better returns by…

MAXIMISE YOUR CUSTOMER’S RENTAL YIELD WITH REFURBISHMENT BUY-TO-LET

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages / Short-term lending
19th December 2018

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

CONTINUED OPPORTUNITY FOR PROPERTY INVESTORS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
24th August 2018

The extension of permitted development rights is providing continued opportunity for investors and lenders are…

PROPERTY REFURBISHMENT IS A GROWING OPPORTUNITY FOR BROKERS…

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
19th July 2018

WITH INCREASED DEMAND FROM CLIENTS, MORE PRODUCTS AND CHEAPER RATES THAN EVER BEFORE.   The…

THE SHORT TERM LENDING ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
21st May 2018

In recent months we have seen a big increase in the number of enquiries for…

THE SHORT TERM LENDING ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
28th February 2018

We continue to witness further pricing competition within the sector; with some of our lenders…

THE SHORT TERM LENDING LANDSCAPE FOR 2018

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
19th December 2017

Liquidity within the short term lending market will continue but there will be further bumps…

SHORT TERM LENDING CASE STUDY OF THE YEAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
19th December 2017

Auction purchase of a property with no planning permission, where the investor wanted to change…

SHORT TERM LENDING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
19th December 2017

This year, Interbay, part of One Savings Bank launched in to the short term lending…

THE IMPORTANCE OF SPECIALIST ADVICE

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
5th August 2017

A quick review of the last quarters bridging business that we have seen indicated a…

BACK TO BRIDGING BASICS

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
26th May 2017

ARE BRIDGING LOANS REGULATED? One of the most common questions we are asked by new…

2016 BRIDGING TRENDS REVEALED

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
1st February 2017

      Bridging loan volume rose £50.1m (11.5%)…

WHY SOME BRIDGING UNDERWRITERS ARE ISSUING INCORRECT LOAN TERMS AND WHY THE EXIT ROUTE IS KEY

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
17th October 2016

According to a recent poll, 30% of respondents believed that bridging underwriters are issuing the…

BRIDGING FINANCE: MOMENTUM MUST BE MAINTAINED

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
14th September 2016

Since the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU, the stock markets have recovered, the…

BEST ADVICE: BRIDGING THE BREXIT GAP

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
18th July 2016

Despite the sense of growing uncertainty in the light of Britain’s shock Brexit vote, history…

BRIDGING THE GAP OF PRODUCT INNOVATION

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
23rd May 2016

Bridging finance has continued to evolve into a flexible and accessible finance solution which is…

BRIDGING FINANCE AND WHY IT WILL CONTINUE TO EXCEL IN POST-MCD WORLD

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
26th March 2016

Those that know me will realise I am NOT a huge football fan, but despite…

MORTGAGE CREDIT DIRECTIVE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR BRIDGING FINANCE?

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
22nd March 2016

With the MCD deadline just a few days away, there is still some confusion over…

MCD BRINGS USEFUL CLARIFICATION FOR SECTOR

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
22nd March 2016

So the Mortgage Credit Directive has finally arrived. As we approached this week’s deadline there…

NEW ENTRANTS WILL HAVE TO FIND A NICHE TO THRIVE IN 2016

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
13th January 2016

At the start of a new year, it seems fitting to look back at some…

NEW BRIDGING ENTRANTS COULD BE SLOWING DOWN COMPLETION TIMES

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
3rd December 2015

A bridging lender has told B&C that some newer entrants to the sector may require…

RATES MUST NOT DROP TOO LOW

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
20th October 2015

There has been a flurry of activity in the bridging sector recently as lenders in…

IT TAKES A SPECIAL TYPE OF LENDER TO DO DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
28th May 2015

There is more funding available for short term loans right now than there are deals…

WHAT NEXT FOR BRIDGING?

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
19th May 2015

Before the election, there was a real concern about the mansion tax if Labour got…

BEYOND BRIDGING

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
8th July 2014

This week, I'd like to focus on those products that do not strictly fit within…

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE UNDERDOG

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
26th June 2014

Those that know me will realise I am NOT a huge football fan, but despite…

WHAT MAKES A GOOD BRIDGING LENDER?

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
10th June 2014

Is it the rates they offer? Linked to their own cost of funds or the…