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In the Spotlight with Matt Smith, Octane Capital

In the Spotlight with Matt Smith, Octane Capital

We spoke to Matt Smith, Director of Risk at Octane Capital, about the new lender's proposition and whether there is a level of complacency within specialist lending.

22 Sep 2017

West One launches second charge products through master brokers

West One launches second charge products through master brokers

West One Loans has placed its first case through an external master broker since launching its new second charge mortgage proposition.

20 Sep 2017

LendInvest appoints Clever Lending as strategic partner

LendInvest appoints Clever Lending as strategic partner

LendInvest has appointed Clever Lending as a strategic partner to distribute its specialist bridging and development finance products.

18 Sep 2017

The Mortgage Hut launches bridging and commercial arm

The Mortgage Hut launches bridging and commercial arm

The Mortgage Hut has launched a new bridging and commercial finance arm to meet growing demand from customers requiring complex property loans.

18 Sep 2017

In the Spotlight with Mark Stephen, Reditum Capital

In the Spotlight with Mark Stephen, Reditum Capital

We spoke to Mark Stephen, founder of Reditum Capital, about the reasons behind the bridging boom and how affordability continues to affect the UK mortgage market.

15 Sep 2017

Bridging market returning to post-referendum levels

Bridging market returning to post-referendum levels

Annual bridging lending grew for the third consecutive quarter to reach £4.3bn in June - a 4.2% increase from June 2016’s figures and approaching 2016’s pre-EU Referendum high of £4.4bn, according to West One research.

14 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Masthaven announce enhancements to short-term lending solutions

Exclusive: Masthaven announce enhancements to short-term lending solutions

Masthaven has announced today that, in response to increased demand from brokers, it is launching an extended suite of short-term lending solutions.

13 Sep 2017

Specialist market a golden opportunity for advisers, says Complete FS

Specialist market a golden opportunity for advisers, says Complete FS

Although overall lending volumes are stagnant or down, "we need to look beyond the headlines and see how buoyant the rest of the lending market is”, according to Tony Salentino, Director at Complete FS.

11 Sep 2017

L&G adds Brightstar to specialist distributor panel

L&G adds Brightstar to specialist distributor panel

Brightstar Financial has been appointed to Legal & General Mortgage Club’s specialist distributor panel as a packager.

08 Sep 2017

Second charge lending up 23% in July

Second charge lending up 23% in July

The second charge mortgage market saw new business up 23% by value and 21% by volume in July compared to the same month last year, according to figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

08 Sep 2017

 

Legal firm joins ASTL

Legal firm joins ASTL

Gateley Plc, the legal business of law-led professional services group Gateley, is the latest to join the Association of Short Term Lenders as an associate member. The membership now stands at 38 members and 31 associate members.

07 Sep 2017

Octane Capital launches development arm

Octane Capital launches development arm

New bridging lender Octane Capital has formally launched its development arm and hired Alex Tyrwhitt as Head of Development Lending.

05 Sep 2017

West One doubles salesforce with BDM hires

West One doubles salesforce with BDM hires

West One Loans has doubled its salesforce with the addition of two new Business Development Managers and the expansion of its Broker Support team.

05 Sep 2017

ASTL appoints six new members to executive committee

ASTL appoints six new members to executive committee

The Association of Short Term Lenders has announced its new executive committee for the upcoming year.

22 Aug 2017

In the Spotlight with Stephen Wasserman, West One Loans

In the Spotlight with Stephen Wasserman, West One Loans

We spoke to Stephen Wasserman, Managing Director at West One Loans, about the evolution of the bridging market and his advice for brokers who are new to the specialist lending market.

18 Aug 2017

Is it still too easy to ignore second charge?

Is it still too easy to ignore second charge?

It is still too easy to disregard second charge loans when assessing the best way for clients to access funds for capital raising, according to Tim Wheeldon, COO at Fluent Money.

17 Aug 2017

Value of bridging loans hits record £3bn in Q2

Value of bridging loans hits record £3bn in Q2

The value of bridging loans written by ASTL members exceeded £3 billion for the first time in the year to the end of June.

17 Aug 2017

Asda Money launches loans offering with Freedom Finance

Asda Money launches loans offering with Freedom Finance

Asda Money has partnered with lending platform Freedom Finance to launch its Asda Personal Loans offering.

16 Aug 2017

Second charge lending sees further 33% growth

Second charge lending sees further 33% growth

The second charge mortgage market saw new business up 33% by value and 22% by volume in June compared to the same month last year, according to figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

16 Aug 2017

Mint Bridging launches 'summer sale' with free valuations

Mint Bridging launches 'summer sale' with free valuations

Mint Bridging has announced that it has over £30m of funding to lend in September and is offering free valuations on all new loan enquiries received from Tuesday 15th August, on loans that are fully completed before the 30th September.

16 Aug 2017

Second charge mortgage repossessions down 10%

Second charge mortgage repossessions down 10%

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association have revealed that the number of second charge mortgage repossessions in Q2 2017 was 36, 10% lower than in the same quarter in 2016.

10 Aug 2017

Reasoning is the key to widening second charge appeal

Reasoning is the key to widening second charge appeal

According to Fluent for Adviser and Zing Mortgages, argued reasoning, rather than trying to bludgeon advisers into accepting, is the way to help second charge lending gain greater traction in the wider lending market.

10 Aug 2017

Spring Finance cuts rates by over 2%

Spring Finance cuts rates by over 2%

Second charge mortgage provider, Spring Finance, has introduced three and five-year fixed rate products to its portfolio as well as cutting existing rates by over 2% on certain plans.

07 Aug 2017

Brightstar's Collins moves over to high net worth arm

Brightstar's Collins moves over to high net worth arm

Sirius Property Finance, the high net worth division of Brightstar Financial, has expanded its central London office and made two senior hires.

03 Aug 2017

Second charge lending hits record high as sector returns to growth

Second charge lending hits record high as sector returns to growth

Annualised second charge lending has surpassed the £900m mark for the first time, after three months of consecutive year-on-year new business volume growth in March, April and May, according to Enterprise Finance data.

28 Jul 2017

AOBP fills last Executive Committee post

AOBP fills last Executive Committee post

The Association of Bridging Professionals has appointed a fourth new Executive Committee member, Jordan McBriar, to complete its new look team.

27 Jul 2017

Fluent Money Group expands due to intermediary demand

Fluent Money Group expands due to intermediary demand

Fluent Money Group is continuing to expand its core second charge team as volumes of new business increase.

20 Jul 2017

Bridging lenders positive about post-election prospects

Bridging lenders positive about post-election prospects

Bridging lenders remain positive about prospects for the sector despite ongoing political uncertainty, according to an ASTL survey.

20 Jul 2017

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