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VIDA HOMELOANS ENHANCES CRITERA ACROSS THEIR RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE RANGE

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages
28th January 2019

Vida Homeloans have announced the biggest ever relaunch of their residential mortgage product range.  We've…

Brightstar adds new buy-to-let lender to its panel

Products/Criteria / Buy to Let mortgages
24th January 2019

Brightstar has added brand new lender, Zephyr Homeloans, to its buy-to-let lender panel. The partnership…

TOGETHER STEPS IN WITH A THREE-DAY FINANCE TO SAVE A COMMERCIAL DEAL

Press / Commercial finance
23rd January 2019

A pair of businessmen who faced losing a property deal when their initial lender went…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO ASSET FINANCE

Blogs & articles
23rd January 2019

Asset finance helps businesses to grow by providing lending for the purchase of company assets,…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO UNSECURED BUSINESS FINANCE

Blogs & articles
23rd January 2019

Unsecured business loans allow businesses to expand and can be used for a variety of…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO INVOICE FINANCE

Commercial finance / Blogs & articles
10th January 2019

Invoice finance can help trading businesses to manage their cashflow by providing cash at the…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO LENDING ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
9th January 2019

Commercial finance covers a broad spectrum of areas, including lending on commercial or investment property…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO BUSINESS FITNESS: MARKETING & PR

Blogs & articles
9th January 2019

It’s always a good time to review your business to ensure it’s in good shape…

ASK THE EXPERT: TIPS FOR BROKERS FROM A PROPERTY TAX SPECIALIST

Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
9th January 2019

JL: We spoke to Alex Bari, Tax Partner at Barnes Roffe LLP for to find…

NEW YEAR, NEW PRODUCTS!

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages / Buy to Let mortgages
8th January 2019

Two of our lenders have kicked off the new year with new and limited edition…

STREAMLINED DOCUMENTATION AND PROCESSES TO SPEED UP YOUR APPLICATION

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Residential mortgages
20th December 2018

As one of the UK’s leading specialist lenders, Precise Mortgages believes that although your customer’s…

HOW PRECISE MORTGAGES CAN HELP HOW YOU SUPPORT EVEN MORE SELF-EMPLOYED CUSTOMERS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar
20th December 2018

Precise Mortgages understands the difficulties self-employed customers face when trying to secure the mortgage or…

DID YOU KNOW THAT NEARLY ONE IN 10 PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS NOW OWN A HOLIDAY LET?

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages
20th December 2018

Tourism in the UK is booming. According to Visit Britain1, more tourists than ever before…

MAXIMISE YOUR CUSTOMER’S RENTAL YIELD WITH REFURBISHMENT BUY-TO-LET

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages / Short-term lending
19th December 2018

The introduction of a raft of regulatory and tax changes over the last few years…

DON’T COMPROMISE OUTCOME FOR CONVENIENCE

Blogs & articles
7th December 2018

How many times have you submitted an application to a lender, only to be offered…

ASK THE EXPERT: A PROPER TAX ACCOUNTANT EXPLAINS THE IMPACT OF MORTGAGE INTEREST RELIEF CHARGES

Blogs & articles
7th December 2018

Changes to the income tax treatment of buy to let may have been announced some…

HOW TO MAINTAIN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND WELLBEING DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON

Blogs & articles / People Development
6th December 2018

The festive season is full of cheer and goodwill but can also bring a lot…

THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL FINANCE

Commercial finance / Blogs & articles
3rd December 2018

Commercial lending is an area of increasing opportunity for brokers. The growth of self-employment in…

WHAT’S THE COST OF TURNING AWAY A CLIENT?

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
3rd December 2018

Amazingly, we still hear that many brokers are choosing to turn away clients with more…

CAREERS INSIGHT: TIME TO TURN OFF YOUR PHONE?

Blogs & articles / People Development
27th November 2018

Technology has given us greater opportunities to work remotely, but research shows we are less…

WHY YOU SHOULD PLACE CASES FOR TOGETHER MONEY VIA BRIGHTSTAR

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages / Buy to Let mortgages / Short-term lending / Commercial finance
22nd November 2018

Specialist lender Together has launched a series of exclusive products covering 4 of our specialist…

I HAVE NO INTEREST IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Blogs & articles / People Development
21st November 2018

“I have no interest in financial services!” Not my words, but those of a young…

INVESTORS SEE SEMI-COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AS GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
21st November 2018

In recent months we have seen an increase in demand for funding to invest in…

CHANCE IN A LIFETIME

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
21st November 2018

Tax returns are now due for 2017-2018, which means your landlord clients are starting to…

SECOND CHARGE WATCH: BUY-TO-LET AND EQUITABLE CHARGES

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
21st November 2018

The second charge mortgage market is evolving quickly, particularly when it comes to lending on…

WOMEN IN FINANCE CHARTER: ‘COMMITMENT’ MORE IMPORTANT THAT TARGETS

Blogs & articles / People Development
21st November 2018

Some businesses are still reluctant to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter due…

WOMEN IN FINANCE SERIES: MAKING FLEXIBLE WORKING THE NORM AND WHY IT SHOULDN’T BE THE PRESERVE OF WORKING MOTHERS

Blogs & articles
21st November 2018

This piece is the first of our Women in Finance series, where we take a…

WHAT LANDLORDS MUST CONSIDER ABOUT LIMITED COMPANY OWNERSHIP AS TAX RETURNS BITE

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
20th November 2018

Tax returns are now due for 2017-2018, which means your landlord clients are starting to…

INNOVATION FOR PROPERTY INVESTORS

Products/Criteria / Buy to Let mortgages / Short-term lending
6th November 2018

BRIDGING FINANCE AND A BUY-TO-LET MORTGAGE.  IN ONE.

Thanks to the…