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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.…

SECURED LENDING UNDERPINS THE SPECIALIST SECTOR

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
18th June 2014

Without intending to claim bragging rights but to illustrate the rise of the specialist lending…

CLIVE WILLSON JOINS BRIGHTSTAR FINANCIAL AS DIRECTOR OF SALES

Brightstar / Press
14th June 2014

In the wake of reaching the significant landmark of £500 million in specialist lending since…