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BACK TO BRIDGING BASICS

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
26th May 2017

ARE BRIDGING LOANS REGULATED? One of the most common questions we are asked by new…

SECURE TRUST BANK EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH BRIGHTSTAR

Press / Residential mortgages
25th May 2017

Secure Trust Bank has extended its partnership with Brightstar Financial to make its mortgages available…

COCKTAIL OF REGULATION AND INNOVATION DRIVES SECOND CHARGE BTL SURGE

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
23rd May 2017

A growing number of clients are using second charge buy-to-let mortgages as new restrictions for…

SPECIALIST MORTGAGE EXPERT JOINS BRIGHTSTAR TO HELP BROKERS

Brightstar / Press / Residential mortgages
30th April 2017

Brightstar has just appointed a new mortgage and buy-to-let specialist. Brian Hayes, a former IFA,…

SELF-EMPLOYED CRITERIA SHIFTS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th April 2017

We are pleased to see a positive shift in criteria on our lending panel relating…

SELF-EMPLOYED CRITERIA SHIFTS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th April 2017

We are pleased to see a positive shift in criteria on our lending panel relating…

NEW UNSECURED LENDING TO LIMITED COMPANIES

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th April 2017

We are delighted to announce our first case using a new unsecured lending product with…

BRIGHTSTAR SPORT CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th April 2017

We are pleased to see Tom Ballington, our 'Sport champion of the year', chosen for…

NEW HIRES AT SIRIUS PROPERTY FINANCE

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th April 2017

We are delighted to welcome three new staff members to our high-net worth brokerage, Sirius…

BRIGHTSTAR MAKES THREE NEW HIRES FOR HNW BUSINESS, SIRIUS PROPERTY FINANCE

Brightstar / Press
6th April 2017

Brightstar’s high net worth business, Sirius Property Finance, has continued its strong start by taking…

BROKERS RECOGNISE SPECIALIST FINANCE INFORMATION GAP

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th March 2017

Four in five brokers believe consumers with specialist finance needs are regularly turned away with…

EXISTING EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th March 2017

We are also pleased to continue offering exclusives on our existing deals with our building…

RATE CUTS ON RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th March 2017

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme came to an end in December after three…

SPECIALIST DEALS MUST BE SIGNPOSTED FOR BORROWERS

Brightstar / Press
9th March 2017

If someone can’t get a mainstream mortgage, they should be informed of other available options.…

THE BUY TO LET MARKET IS ALIVE AND KICKING

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
4th March 2017

Buy to Let Landlords will no doubt be feeling like the world is collapsing around…

BUILDING FIRM FOUNDATIONS

Blogs & articles / People Development
2nd March 2017

"There's your computer, there's your desk. The toilets are downstairs and we take an hour…

CAREERS INSIGHT: CHANGING VIEWS ON MENTAL ILLNESS

Blogs & articles / People Development
1st March 2017

All organisations have a responsibility to support employees suffering mental illness, and to educate their…

THE RATE WAR

Blogs & articles
28th February 2017

So we’re already well in to February and the year has started with bang in…

BRIGHTSTAR FINANCIAL WRITES TO HOUSING MINISTER TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ‘CREDIT CRUSHED’ BORROWERS

Brightstar / Press
15th February 2017

Brightstar Financial is today raising its concerns for the ‘Credit Crushed’ with the housing minister…

BRIGHTSTAR SHINES DURING NACFB AUDIT

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th February 2017

Brightstar Financial has been handed a series of best practice commendations in a recent compliance…

PROMOTIONS FOR BRADLEY MOORE AND WILLIAM LLOYD

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th February 2017

We are pleased to announce some internal promotions as the company bolsters its senior team…

SECOND CHARGE EXPANSION

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th February 2017

The PRA changes are part of a broader expansion of second charge loans being used…

BUY-TO-LET LOOPHOLE?

Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th February 2017

We are seeing more brokers referring clients to us when they want additional funds through…

2016 BRIDGING TRENDS REVEALED

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
1st February 2017

      Bridging loan volume rose £50.1m (11.5%)…

BRIGHTSTAR FINANCIAL PROMOTES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR ON THE WAY TO A £1 BILLION OF ANNUAL COMPLETIONS

Brightstar / Press
1st February 2017

Brightstar Financial has unveiled a further strengthening of its senior team with two internal promotions,…

ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH: WHY ORGANISATIONS SHOULD BE SHARING THE LOAD WHEN IT COMES TO MENTAL HEALTH

Blogs & articles / People Development
20th January 2017

The government says that one in four people has a mental disorder at some point…

HELP MUST COME FOR THE ‘CREDIT CRUSHED’ BORROWERS

Brightstar / Press
18th January 2017

Last year, we had heard the case of an unfortunate borrower. Let’s call him John.…

BRIGHTSTAR FINANCIAL LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN TO HELP ‘CREDIT CRUSHED’ BORROWERS

Brightstar / Press
15th January 2017

350 mortgage declines every day Brightstar to push for smarter FCA advice rules Provide support…

THE RESURGENCE OF ADVERSE CREDIT

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages
15th December 2016

The environment for lending to people with an impaired credit history is softening – but…