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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…

IF YOU OFFER REMORTGAGES YOU SHOULD READ THIS

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages / Second charge mortgages
14th June 2014

Ok, this is a serious issue and I make no apology about the sombre tone…

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…

BRIGHTSTAR FINANCIAL INVESTS IN ONLINE PRESENCE

Brightstar / Press
12th June 2014

Brightstar Financial has launched its new website which coincides with reaching the landmark figure of…

WHAT MAKES A GOOD BRIDGING LENDER?

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
10th June 2014

Is it the rates they offer? Linked to their own cost of funds or the…

NEVER LET A GOOD SOLICITOR GO

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
3rd June 2014

Solicitors: what do people think about them and their part in the lending process? At…

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…

MMR: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
15th May 2014

After all the hype surrounding the arrival of MMR, the planet continues to spin and…

TAKE THAT TAX AVOIDANCE SCANDAL!

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
13th May 2014

Gary Barlow ‘give back your OBE’ demands Margaret Hodge! We’ve seen some fantastic news headlines…

FRAUD IS AROUND EVERY CORNER BLOG

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
6th May 2014

Let me start this week’s blog by expressing my regret that I could not make…

CLASSIC CHAIN-BREAK BRIDGING

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
29th April 2014

I am currently in the process of moving home and although this particular move doesn’t…

THE INEQUALITY OF JUSTICE

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
22nd April 2014

I watched a very interesting interview this week on a US TV show with Matt…

WHY IS BRIDGING STILL BOOMING?

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
15th April 2014

I’m writing this week’s blog from our little pine-lodge getaway in East Sussex. The sun…