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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…

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,…