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NEW PRODUCT FOR CLIENTS IN A DMP

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages
29th March 2018

For clients who require a residential mortgage but are in an active debt management plan…

BRIGHTSTAR REWARDED WITH ENHANCED SERVICE LEVELS

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages
29th March 2018

Brightstar, recently crowned Magellan Homeloans 'distributor of the year' for 2017, has been rewarded with…

NEW EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages
29th March 2018

A near prime residential mortgage up to 90% LTV with rates from 3.19%

NEW EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT

Products/Criteria / Buy to Let mortgages
29th March 2018

A buy-to-let product that offers up to 75% LTV with a bespoke ICR…

FINANCIAL SERVICES: THE NEXT GENERATION

Blogs & articles / People Development
27th March 2018

Much has been written and spoken about concerning the need to change the image of…

WHY THE WOMEN IN FINANCE CHARTER IS JUST AS IMPORTANT FOR MEN

Press / People Development
19th March 2018

At a lunch hosted by Virgin Money and Brightstar Financial, in partnership with HM Treasury,…

CAREERS INSIGHT: IF YOU DON’T ASK, YOU CAN’T KNOW

Press / People Development
19th March 2018

I have written much about the importance of feedback and the crucial role it plays…

MORE THAN 200 FIRMS NOW COMMITTED TO WOMEN IN FINANCE CHARTER

Press / People Development
16th March 2018

A further 45 signatories have committed to take on the targets highlighted in the Women…

WOMEN IN FINANCE CHARTER DRIVES ‘ HAPPINESS IN BUSINESS’

Blogs & articles / People Development
15th March 2018

Ahead of ‘good news’ expected out tomorrow on gender equality from HM Treasury, Clare Jupp,…

NEW SEMI-EXCLUSIVE

Products/Criteria / Buy to Let mortgages
15th March 2018

We are delighted to have been chosen to launch a brand new Vida Homeloans buy-to-let…

WHY FINANCIAL SERVICES MUST CONTINUE TO #PressForProgress ON WOMEN

Blogs & articles / People Development
8th March 2018

With the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap report findings telling us gender parity is…

THE COMMERCIAL FINANCE ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Commercial finance
28th February 2018

Commercial high street lenders continue to favour the trading business area of the market; best…

THE SHORT TERM LENDING ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
28th February 2018

We continue to witness further pricing competition within the sector; with some of our lenders…

SHORT TERM LENDING PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

Products/Criteria / Short-term lending
28th February 2018

Our product of the month enables clients to achieve up to 70% gross LTV on…

THE BUY-TO-LET MORTGAGE ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages
28th February 2018

We’re constantly hearing that the buy-to-let market is in decline; it’s been reported that net…

THE SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Second charge mortgages
28th February 2018

According to the latest figures from the Finance and Leasing Association, the trade body for…

SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

Products/Criteria / Second charge mortgages
28th February 2018

Our product of the month goes to Optimum Credit again, due to their recently announced…

THE SPECIALIST RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE ‘STATE OF THE NATION’

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Residential mortgages
28th February 2018

We’re continuing to see high loan to value enquiries where the client has a historical…

SPECIALIST RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE OF THE MONTH

Products/Criteria / Residential mortgages
28th February 2018

Our product of the month is the 90% LTV semi exclusive via Kensington; it tops…

ANNUAL BRIDGING TRENDS REVEALED

Short-term lending
29th January 2018

Bridging loan volume rose 10.7% to £534.1m in 2017, compared to £482.61m in 2016 as…

THE SHORT TERM LENDING LANDSCAPE FOR 2018

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
19th December 2017

Liquidity within the short term lending market will continue but there will be further bumps…

SHORT TERM LENDING CASE STUDY OF THE YEAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
19th December 2017

Auction purchase of a property with no planning permission, where the investor wanted to change…

SHORT TERM LENDING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
19th December 2017

This year, Interbay, part of One Savings Bank launched in to the short term lending…

A LOOK BACK AT THE SHORT TERM LENDING MARKET FOR 2017

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Short-term lending
19th December 2017

2017 was preceded by a long spell of huge growth and this year is no…

THE SPECIALIST RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDING LANDSCAPE FOR 2018

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Residential mortgages
19th December 2017

IMLA recently reported that market and economic conditions suggest that the outlook for the specialist…

SPECIALIST RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE CASE STUDY OF THE YEAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Residential mortgages
19th December 2017

Higher income multiple requirement for a customer with adverse credit Objective The customer, a single…

SPECIALIST RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Residential mortgages
19th December 2017

Our residential mortgage product of the year has to be a semi-exclusive deal from Kensington.…

A LOOK BACK AT THE RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE MARKET FOR 2017

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Residential mortgages
19th December 2017

2017 has been a great year for the sector in terms of growth and this…

THE LENDING LANDSCAPE FOR BUY TO LET IN 2018

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
18th December 2017

As we move in to 2018, the understanding of the regulatory and underwriting changes will…