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PUTTING YOUR CLIENTS IN THE STRONGEST POSITION TO MOVE

Blogs & articles
8th August 2022

The overall volume of property transactions may be lower than the heightened activity of the…

HOLIDAY LET DEMAND CONTINUES TO RISE DESPITE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BEING LIFTED

Blogs & articles
28th July 2022

Various pandemic-fuelled revelations have shaped the past couple of years, from the so-called ‘death of…

HMOs CAN PROVIDE AN ATTRACTIVE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Blogs & articles
28th July 2022

A growing number of landlords are choosing to diversify their portfolio, from letting out property…

MUFBs CAN BE HARDER TO MANAGE – BUT ALSO PROVIDE HIGHER YIELDS

Blogs & articles
28th July 2022

An increasing number of landlords are looking to more complex investments in order to increase…

DEVELOPMENT EXIT BRIDGING LOANS CAN OPEN UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Blogs & articles
28th July 2022

Development finance is typically available for terms of between nine and 30 months. Given the…

HELPING YOUR CLIENTS TO STREAMLINE THEIR FINANCES WITH A SECOND CHARGE

Blogs & articles
22nd July 2022

In June 2022, the Bank of England’s (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee raised the base rate…

WHY FINANCE NEEDS MENOPAUSAL WOMEN AND MEN WHO GET IT

Blogs & articles
19th May 2022

Leonardo di Caprio is not the first Hollywood star to prefer younger women. But the…

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…

ENGAGING WITH ADVERSE CREDIT WEBINAR.

Brightstar
15th June 2021

In the latest Mortgage Strategy webinar ‘Engaging with adverse credit’, Brightstar group chief executive Rob…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES ‘ THE SPECIALIST LENDING VIRTUAL EXPO’

Brightstar / Press
9th June 2021

Brightstar Financial has launched The Specialist Lending Virtual Expo – a free one day digital…

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…