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BRIGHTSTAR AND MTF LAUNCH PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

Press / People Development
8th December 2015

Brightstar is announcing the launch of its official people development partnership with MTF, just days…

BRIGHTSTAR APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL FINANCE SPECIALIST DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND

Press / Commercial finance
8th December 2015

Due to increasing demand for commercial finance, Brightstar has just appointed a new commercial finance…

WHY THE COMMERCIAL LENDING MARKET SHOULD EXPECT AN EVOLUTION, NOT A REVOLUTION IN 2016

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
8th December 2015

The amount of investors looking at properties outside of the 'traditional' residential buy-to-let is continuing…

WE NEED TO BANISH SUB PRIME!

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages
4th December 2015

I saw an article in one of the national papers the other day heralding the…

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…

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…

BROKERS URGED TO TACKLE SPECIALIST BUY TO LET AHEAD OF MARKET CHANGES

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
11th November 2015

Peaking at the first leg of The Mortgage and Protection Event in Southampton, Bramham, director…

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…

THE RISE OF COMMERCIAL FINANCE AND WHY HAVING ACCESS TO THE RIGHT SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE IS KEY

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
4th November 2015

Commercial finance offers a wide range of benefits and covers a broad spectrum of lending…

CAREERS INSIGHT: DEALING WITH UNDERPERFORMANCE

Blogs & articles / People Development
4th November 2015

How you respond when an employee is underperforming speaks volumes about the health of your…

BRIGHTSTAR STRAIGHT IN WITH INVESTORS IN PEOPLE BRONZE AWARD

Brightstar / Press / People Development
29th October 2015

Brightstar has just achieved its Investors in People accreditation achieving bronze level after the first…

BRIGHTSTAR ACHIEVES FCA AUTHORISATION

Brightstar / Press
25th October 2015

Brightstar Financial has achieved authorisation by the FCA.  Notification from the FCA came through on…

OVERCOMING LENDING HURDLES: ‘COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY’

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
22nd October 2015

1. What is the biggest obstacle in the way of completing a loan? In commercial…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DIVISION

Press / Development finance
21st October 2015

Brightstar has launched a division to deal with the surge in demand for development finance.…

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…

THE RISE OF SPECIALIST LENDING: WHY MORE BROKERS SHOULD BE REAPING THE BENEFITS

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages
18th October 2015

The changing landscape Specialist lending is continuing to grow and has become an unstoppable force…

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…

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…

RECORD FIGURES IN COMMERCIAL BUSINESS RESULTS IN CONTINUED GROWTH AT BRIGHTSTAR

Press / Commercial finance
10th September 2015

Brightstar is experiencing record growth as broker enquiries continue to soar and, as a result,…

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…

CAREERS INSIGHT: THE ART OF COACHING

Blogs & articles / People Development
18th August 2015

Coaching of employees – which puts the onus on the coachee – raises self-awareness, which,…

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.…

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…

KNOWLEDGE IS A WONDERFUL THING

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages
29th July 2015

No mortgage broker is ever going to know about every type of mortgage available and…

OMNI EQUITY PARTNERS INVESTS IN BRIGHTSTAR

Brightstar / Press
20th July 2015

Omni Equity Partners LLC ("Omni Equity") has bought a minority stake in Brightstar, the award…

BRIGHTSTAR APPOINTS NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Brightstar / Press
12th July 2015

Brightstar has just appointed a new business development manager to look after mortgage brokers in…