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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

Brilliant Solutions cuts packaging fees across entire range

Brilliant Solutions cuts packaging fees across entire range

Brilliant Solutions has removed all packaging fees across its entire mortgage packaging range following a successful trial with a handful of lenders.

19 Jul 2017

Brightstar partners with new bridging introducer

Brightstar partners with new bridging introducer

Brightstar Financial has partnered with Bridging Loan Hub, a new bridging introducer based in North-West London.

18 Jul 2017

InterBay launches into residential bridging market

InterBay launches into residential bridging market

InterBay Commercial, part of OneSavings Bank, has launched a residential and commercial bridging range with rates from 0.44%.

18 Jul 2017

Masthaven expands mortgage team with three new recruits

Masthaven expands mortgage team with three new recruits

Masthaven has appointed John Smith as National Account Manager for First Charge Mortgages, as well as David Owen and Wes Baker as Business Development Managers.

17 Jul 2017

Association of Bridging Professionals appoints new members

Association of Bridging Professionals appoints new members

The Association of Bridging Professionals has appointed three new members to its Executive Committee.

12 Jul 2017

Octane Capital appoints two senior managers from Octopus

Octane Capital appoints two senior managers from Octopus

New specialist lender, Octane Capital, has announced that Graham Macaulay and Liam Lawlor will be joining the team from Octopus Property to deal with demand for lending which is "sharply above target".

10 Jul 2017

Second charge lending continues rebound with 29% rise

Second charge lending continues rebound with 29% rise

Second charge mortgage new business saw continued growth in May, rising 26% by value and 29% by volume compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

07 Jul 2017

Why wouldn’t you?

Why wouldn’t you?

If I told you you could increase your income by doing something almost identical to what you’re doing now, that wouldn’t increase your hours and wouldn’t mean missing out on the type of work you currently do but, rather, would complement it. What would you say? My guess is unless you willingly want to sabotage your own business you’d say yes. Well, why wouldn’t you? There are no downsides to it, only benefits.

05 Jul 2017

 

Brightstar relaunches Private Label brand

Brightstar relaunches Private Label brand

Brightstar Financial has relaunched former mortgage market brand, Private Label, with a new range of residential and buy-to-let mortgage products.

04 Jul 2017

Kuflink launches IFISA and new investment options

Kuflink launches IFISA and new investment options

P2P platform Kuflink has announced the launch its Innovative Finance ISA as well as two investment options for investors.

03 Jul 2017

Octopus launches new residential development finance product

Octopus launches new residential development finance product

Octopus Property has launched a new, lower priced development finance product as part of plans to expand its residential development lending range.

03 Jul 2017

Bridging sector returns to growth in Q1

Bridging sector returns to growth in Q1

Gross annual bridging lending increased by 2.8% to £4.2bn in April, rebounding from the post-Brexit falls in the second half of 2016, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

30 Jun 2017

Together announces exclusive partnership with auction network

Together announces exclusive partnership with auction network

SDL Auctions has launched an exclusive partnership with Together, which will span all of its auctions across the UK each year.

29 Jun 2017

Nine specialist lenders partner with Mortgage Brain

Nine specialist lenders partner with Mortgage Brain

Nine specialist lenders have partnered with Mortgage Brain for the distribution of their second charge products on its sourcing system, MortgageBrain Classic.

28 Jun 2017

Octane Capital appoints Masthaven's Gemma Salousti

Octane Capital appoints Masthaven's Gemma Salousti

New short-term lender, Octane Capital, has appointed Gemma Salousti has joined its risk team as Senior Credit Manager.

27 Jun 2017

UTB launches new mortgage and bridging BDM team

UTB launches new mortgage and bridging BDM team

United Trust Bank has launched a combined mortgages & bridging division with a raft of new BDM hires to support the proposition.

27 Jun 2017

New valuation panel software launches

New valuation panel software launches

UK property valuation auditing and assurance company, Valuation Audit Services, has launched a new service which will enable lenders to manage their existing valuation panel or create a new one with assistance from VAS.

27 Jun 2017

London Money appoints Andy Marsh as Head of Underwriting

London Money appoints Andy Marsh as Head of Underwriting

London Money Loans has appointed Andy Marsh, former Underwriting Manager at Freedom Finance, as its new Head of Underwriting.

23 Jun 2017

Together launches lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49%

Together launches lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49%

Together has launched its lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49% per month.

23 Jun 2017

The death of packagers was greatly exaggerated

The death of packagers was greatly exaggerated

There has been much speculation since the financial crisis about the death of the specialist distributor model – formerly known as packagers.

22 Jun 2017

Crowd2Fund launches into secured lending

Crowd2Fund launches into secured lending

Crowd2Fund has launched a property loan product, secured against residential or commercial property, which qualifies for inclusion within the platform’s IFISA.

20 Jun 2017

3mc launches compare and contrast criteria

3mc launches compare and contrast criteria

3mc has enhanced the functionality of its website to enable brokers to compare and contrast the criteria of all lenders on its panel in three steps.

19 Jun 2017

LendInvest hires second Northern BDM

LendInvest hires second Northern BDM

LendInvest has appointed its second BDM for Northern England to satisfy growing demand in the region.

19 Jun 2017

IFA Conveyancing launches fixed fee bridging proposition

IFA Conveyancing launches fixed fee bridging proposition

IFA Conveyancing has added a fixed fee bridging loan comparison engine to its residential and commercial proposition.

19 Jun 2017

Borro CEO Paul Aitken steps down

Borro CEO Paul Aitken steps down

Borro has announced that its CEO and founder Paul Aitken is leaving the firm.

16 Jun 2017

Falling repos show how far the second charge sector has come

Falling repos show how far the second charge sector has come

The fall in second charge repossessions as evidenced by the latest information from the FLA, is cause for quiet celebration. It is not just the flashy headlines about increases in new business that act as a positive barometer for a sector like second charge.

15 Jun 2017

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