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THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO LENDING ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
9th January 2019

Commercial finance covers a broad spectrum of areas, including lending on commercial or investment property…

ASK THE EXPERT: TIPS FOR BROKERS FROM A PROPERTY TAX SPECIALIST

Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
9th January 2019

JL: We spoke to Alex Bari, Tax Partner at Barnes Roffe LLP for to find…

HOW A SPECIALIST DISTRIBUTOR CAN BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
24th September 2018

Your clients are changing... Their circumstances are becoming more complicated and diverse and less likely…

MORTGAGE FRAUD: INTERMEDIARIES MUST BE ALERT TO ALL PARTS OF THE MORTGAGE CHAIN

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
22nd November 2016

The fight against fraud Figures from Financial Fraud Action UK have reveal that, on average,…

FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNICATION IN A DIGITAL AGE

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th November 2016

Specialist advice is key because every case is different and is based on the individual’s…

LAUNCHING INTO THE PRIVATE CLIENT MARKET

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
10th October 2016

Traditionally, the term ‘private client’ would conjure up images of boutique banks, wood panelled board…

THE PLIGHT OF FIRST TIME BUYERS

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
20th September 2016

The very slight softening of house prices seems to be the only good news for…

A BUOYANT SUMMER

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
20th September 2016

There appears to be a dichotomy between some of the headlines about a ‘slump’ and…

THE ONLY FUNCTION OF ECONOMIC FORECASTING IS TO MAKE ASTROLOGY LOOK RESPECTABLE

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
18th July 2016

If we have learnt anything over the past couple of weeks it is once again…

SOURCING SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
25th June 2016

‘Sourcing system’ seems to be the phrase of the moment in the specialist lending world.…

WHEN SOCIAL MEDIA BECOMES A DRUG

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
22nd May 2016

The mortgage market is currently in three camps where social media is concerned. Those that…

A RETURN TO IRRESPONSIBLE LENDING?

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
14th March 2016

2008 to 2010 is now being coined as 'The Great Recession', but while the mortgage…

BEATING FINANCIAL CRIME

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
12th October 2015

Fraud continues to be the real burning issue of the moment. At the ASTL conference…

SPECIALIST LENDING – DOES IT NEED AN IMAGE CHANGE?

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
11th October 2015

In the past, specialist lending was often perceived in a negative light as it aroused…

MORTGAGE INTRODUCER – THE BIGGER ISSUE

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
4th August 2015

Is generation Y set to struggle to get onto the housing ladder? I think we…

THE FUTURE IS REGULATION

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
19th June 2015

The Mortgage Credit Directive hails a new era of regulation. I believe that it will…

THE GULF BETWEEN PAYPACKETS AND PROPERTY PRICES

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
29th July 2014

I read a very interesting article this week in the New Yorker magazine. I don’t…

INTEREST RATE RISE: IT’S LIKE GLOBAL WARMING

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
23rd June 2014

Well, I can’t help but continue with the World Cup theme from my last blog.…

EQUIS ARTICLE FOR MORTGAGE STRATEGY

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
13th June 2014

The transitional period surrounding the Mortgage Market Review has certainly created some interesting dynamics within…

THE BEAUTY OF THE SPECIALIST SECTOR

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
27th May 2014

Being a typical British Bank Holiday, today has been wet and windy. An extra day…

THE MORTGAGE SUMMIT: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
20th May 2014

I attended the Mortgage Summit last week and having not operated in the main-stream mortgage-market…