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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…

PRECISE MORTGAGES WORKS WITH BRIGHTSTAR TO LAUNCH DEBT MANAGEMENT PLANS

Press / Residential mortgages
11th June 2015

Precise Mortgages has today launched a new exclusive debt management plan (DMP) mortgage available through…

SPECIALIST LENDING SOURCING TOOL UNVEILED

Brightstar / Press
9th June 2015

From September the technology, powered by Brightstar using data and systems provided by Twenty7Tec and…

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…

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…

BROKER MARKET LOOKS AT GAPS IN MORTGAGE LENDING TECH 

Brightstar / Press
29th April 2015

NatWest announced that it would be making changes to its online system and signified that…

YOU CAN’T KNOW EVERYTHING!

Brightstar / Press
29th April 2015

Four years ago there were just over 1200 mortgage products available and, in the depths…

DO THE LACK OF TRANSITIONAL RULES WORK AGAINST CUSTOMERS?

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages
22nd April 2015

Brief: "Is the loss of the FCA's transitional rules for the treatment of 'mortgage prisoners',…

BRIGHTSTAR HAILS “MADE EASY” REBRAND A SUCCESS

Brightstar / Press
16th March 2015

Brightstar, the award winning national hub for specialist lending, is reporting a surge in activity…

BRIGHTSTAR EXPANDS SPECIALIST FIRST CHARGE TEAM

Brightstar / Press / Second charge mortgages
16th February 2015

Brightstar, the UK's leading specialist lending distributor, has recruited Kevin Ward to join the Specialist…

MAKING SPECIALIST LENDING EASY – BRIGHTSTAR REPOSITIONS FOR 2015

Brightstar / Press
16th February 2015

Brightstar, the hub for specialist lending, has embarked on a strategic marketing initiative, encapsulating the…

BRIGHTSTAR STRENGTHENS SALES TEAM

Brightstar / Press
2nd February 2015

Brightstar, the UK's leading specialist lending distributor, continues to develop its external sales team with…

BRIGHTSTAR APPOINTS FIRST BDM TO KICK START NEW YEAR

Brightstar / Press
26th January 2015

Brightstar, the specialist lending hub, has appointed Chris Bennett as its first Business Development Manager…

PRECISE MORTGAGES RECOGNISES BRIGHTSTAR WITH ‘TOP SPECIALIST DISTRIBUTOR’ AWARD

Brightstar / Press
9th December 2014

Brightstar Financial, the specialist lending distributor, has won the 'Top Specialist Distributor' Award at the…

BRIGHTSTAR CALLS FOR DUTY OF CARE COMMITMENT TO ‘MORTGAGE PRISONERS’

Press / Residential mortgages
9th December 2014

Chris Bramham, Director of Specialist First Charge Lending at Brightstar Financial, is urging the government…

THE UNDERSERVED

Blogs & articles
3rd December 2014

Apart from the growing number of clients, who because of past credit issues are persona…

DON’T PANIC! LIFELINES STILL AVAILABLE FOR OLDER MORTGAGE BORROWERS

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages
2nd December 2014

Brightstar Financial, the award winning specialist lending intermediary hub, which broke through the £500 million…

SPECIALIST LENDING STILL AN ‘UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY’ FOR MANY ADVISERS

Brightstar / Press
14th November 2014

A recent commissioned survey of introducers to Brightstar Financial, the intermediary hub for specialist lending,…

BRIGHTSTAR FINANCIAL EXPANDS COMMERCIAL TEAM

Brightstar / Press
21st October 2014

In the midst of a hugely successful 2014, Brightstar Financial has expanded its award winning…

MORTGAGE PRISONERS

Press / Residential mortgages
3rd September 2014

Cry Freedom! In light of some recent disturbing world events, quite understandably we need to…

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…

PRODUCTS THAT PROVIDE

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
22nd July 2014

Whilst writing my blog, I often find myself coming back to the flexibility and innovation…

PROC FEES: A SYSTEM CORRUPTED BY THE MINORITY?

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
15th July 2014

I enjoyed a lender golf function at Wentworth Yesterday with one of the high street…

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…

NO SUBSTITUTE FOR ‘LOW TECH’ KNOWLEDGE

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
8th July 2014

I am not alone in being a fan of the rise of technology. You can’t…

FIRST TIME BUYERS – WILL THEY EVER GET ON THE LADDER?

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages
1st July 2014

I was scouring the financial press and yesterday’s headlines were about a fall off in…

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…

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.…