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CAREERS INSIGHT: BANTER CAN BE GOOD FOR BUSINESS

Blogs & articles / People Development
19th November 2016

I was fascinated to read some recent research about the importance and value of office…

WOMEN IN FINANCE AT THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

Blogs & articles / People Development
16th November 2016

Women in Finance at the London Stock Exchange – Clare Jupp As a signatory of…

FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNICATION IN A DIGITAL AGE

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
15th November 2016

Specialist advice is key because every case is different and is based on the individual’s…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES INTO UNSECURED LENDING

Brightstar / Press / Unsecured loans
10th November 2016

Brightstar has teamed up with DotBroker, part of The Financial Media Group, to provide Brightstar’s…

BRIGHTSTAR ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH VIDA HOMELOANS

Press / Residential mortgages
8th November 2016

Brightstar has teamed up with Vida Homeloans to help cater for the underserved areas in…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH BRIGHTSTAR’S ROBERT COLLINS

Press / Commercial finance
3rd November 2016

Q) Do you think there is a perception that commercial finance is difficult or a…

CAREERS INSIGHT: A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Blogs & articles / People Development
1st November 2016

Most of us know the saying, attributed to either medieval monk and poet John Lydgate…

WHY SOME BRIDGING UNDERWRITERS ARE ISSUING INCORRECT LOAN TERMS AND WHY THE EXIT ROUTE IS KEY

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
17th October 2016

According to a recent poll, 30% of respondents believed that bridging underwriters are issuing the…

WHY WE ALL NEED FEEDBACK

Blogs & articles / People Development
16th October 2016

We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve. These are…

SPECIALIST LENDING: A SOLUTION TO A CURRENT PROBLEM

Press / Residential mortgages
12th October 2016

It was only last year that I questioned why a significant proportion of intermediaries were…

LAUNCHING INTO THE PRIVATE CLIENT MARKET

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
10th October 2016

Traditionally, the term ‘private client’ would conjure up images of boutique banks, wood panelled board…

BRIGHTSTAR ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH AXIS BANK UK

Brightstar / Press
5th October 2016

Brightstar Financial has teamed up with Axis Bank UK to help develop and expand its…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES NEW DIVISION – SIRIUS PRIVATE CLIENTS

Brightstar / Press
4th October 2016

Brightstar Financial today announces the launch of Sirius Private Clients, a new division that will…

COMMERCIAL REPORTER: BAD NEWS TRAVELS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS?

Blogs & articles / Commercial finance
2nd October 2016

There has been a lot of negative press recently on how the property market has…

THE PLIGHT OF FIRST TIME BUYERS

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
20th September 2016

The very slight softening of house prices seems to be the only good news for…

A BUOYANT SUMMER

Brightstar / Blogs & articles
20th September 2016

There appears to be a dichotomy between some of the headlines about a ‘slump’ and…

OPENING THE DOOR TO OPPORTUNITY: CHALLENGER BANKS

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages
19th September 2016

Weathering the Brexit storm Challenger banks and specialist lenders had a strong 2015 and, according…

BRIDGING FINANCE: MOMENTUM MUST BE MAINTAINED

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
14th September 2016

Since the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU, the stock markets have recovered, the…

250 BROKERS A WEEK REGISTER FOR BRIGHTSTAR’S EASYSOURCE

Brightstar / Press
6th September 2016

Over 3000 intermediaries have registered to use Brightstar’s ground breaking sourcing system EasySource in the…

SECOND CHARGES – NOT JUST A TICK BOX EXERCISE

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
24th August 2016

It is almost six months since the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) brought second charge mortgages…

BRIDGING MARKET COOLS IN RUN UP TO REFERENDUM

Press / Short-term lending
19th August 2016

Data from Bridging Trends confirmed bridging growth has stabilised, with contributor lending falling to £91.11…

EASING REGULATORY BURDENS FOR CHALLENGER BANKS

Blogs & articles / Residential mortgages
17th August 2016

Due to increasing pressure from the small lenders, the Bank of England is allegedly considering…

UPFRONT SECOND CHARGE FLAT FEES MAY NOT BE ALL THEY SEEM

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
12th August 2016

There is much debate at the moment around second charge mortgages and the fees which…

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT IS NO POKER GAME

Blogs & articles / People Development
12th August 2016

In the aftermath of Brexit and the whole referendum debacle, the themes of 'going it…

BUY-TO-LET: THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEKING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
10th August 2016

At a time of low interest rates and political and economic volatility, an increasing number…

BRIGHTSTAR LAUNCHES INVOICE AND ASSET FINANCE ARM DUE TO UPSURGE IN ENQUIRIES

Press / Commercial finance
8th August 2016

Brightstar launches its invoice and asset finance arm in response to growing demand from intermediaries,…

LOAN TALK: WHAT WILL THE NEW HOUSING MINISTER MEAN FOR SECOND CHARGES?

Blogs & articles / Second charge mortgages
19th July 2016

The appointment of Gavin Barwell as the new housing minister, raises some wider questions on…

BUY-TO-LET: THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEKING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages
18th July 2016

At a time of low interest rates and political and economic volatility, an increasing number…

BEST ADVICE: BRIDGING THE BREXIT GAP

Blogs & articles / Short-term lending
18th July 2016

Despite the sense of growing uncertainty in the light of Britain’s shock Brexit vote, history…