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Clever Lending appoints new sales manager

Clever Lending appoints new sales manager

Clever Lending has appointed Scott Leach as Sales Manager, covering the Midlands region and into South Wales.

24 Apr 2017

Fluent for Advisers hits out at 'second charge negativity'

Fluent for Advisers hits out at 'second charge negativity'

Fluent for Advisers, the intermediary focused arm of Fluent Money Group, has expressed its disquiet at the 'negative attitude from some quarters about the prospects for the second charge market'.

20 Apr 2017

Think you can beat these second charge rates?

Think you can beat these second charge rates?

We talk quite a lot about how second charge can be the more cost effective solutions for a number of borrowers. However, by this we usually mean taking into account all circumstances the overall cost of the loan is cheaper. What we’re starting to see now however is second charge rates actually falling lower than their comparable first charge rates.

12 Apr 2017

Prestige Finance cuts Near Prime rates by up to 4.9%

Prestige Finance cuts Near Prime rates by up to 4.9%

Prestige Finance, part of OneSavings Bank, has introduced a new 90% LTV tier for its Prime residential product range as well as its lowest ever Near Prime rates.

12 Apr 2017

Together introduces two-minute application process

Together introduces two-minute application process

Together has overhauled its bridging application process for brokers, including cutting the time it takes to apply from thirty minutes to just two.

11 Apr 2017

Masthaven launches new second-charge rates from 3.74%

Masthaven launches new second-charge rates from 3.74%

Masthaven has enhanced its second charge mortgage range and launched a new two-year discount product at 3.74% aimed at borrowers with a clean credit history in response to increasing broker demand.

07 Apr 2017

Second charge lending volumes fall 12%

Second charge lending volumes fall 12%

Second charge mortgage new business fell 6% by value and 12% by volume in February, compared with the same month in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

07 Apr 2017

Tenet adds Norton to second charge panel

Tenet adds Norton to second charge panel

Tenet has expanded its direct to lender second charge panel with the addition of Norton Home Loans.

06 Apr 2017

Borro's Harriet Smith joins Masthaven

Borro's Harriet Smith joins Masthaven

Masthaven has announced two new appointments: Harriet Smith joins as a Business Development Manager and Charles Creak joins as Business Development Executive.

05 Apr 2017

"A mortgage rate to die for" - utilising second charge for homemovers

"A mortgage rate to die for" - utilising second charge for homemovers

Of all the conflicts in the world, it is perhaps the ‘marital disagreement’ which has raged the longest and is, without doubt, the least understood – especially by outsiders. Being involved in one is something akin to an out of body experience and, while a small number tend to be of a serious nature, most (in my experience) revolve around the minutiae of life.

03 Apr 2017

 

Brightstar expands HNW business

Brightstar expands HNW business

Brightstar’s high net worth business, Sirius Property Finance, has hired three new team members and moved to larger office premises.

31 Mar 2017

West One Loans partners with Black Book Finance

West One Loans partners with Black Book Finance

West One Loans has entered into a strategic partnership with Black Book Finance to strengthen its offering to mortgage intermediaries.

29 Mar 2017

Buy to Let Club and Precise launch BTL second charge exclusives

Buy to Let Club and Precise launch BTL second charge exclusives

Buy to Let Club has teamed up with Precise Mortgages to offer their members an exclusive range of buy-to-let second charge products that are fixed for five years and come with no product fee.

28 Mar 2017

Renewed optimism for second charge in 2017?

Renewed optimism for second charge in 2017?

The second charge lending market grew just 4% in 2016 compared with 34% growth in 2015, but the sector is seeing renewed optimism for 2017, according to Enterprise Finance.

27 Mar 2017

LendInvest and Pepper launch industry-first partnership

LendInvest and Pepper launch industry-first partnership

LendInvest and Pepper UK have formed what they believe is the industry’s first partnership between a UK online mortgage lender and an outsourced loan servicing business.

27 Mar 2017

New Street overhauls BTL proposition including 125% rental cover

New Street overhauls BTL proposition including 125% rental cover

New Street Mortgages has made comprehensive changes to its buy-to-let proposition which will be effective as of the 28th March.

24 Mar 2017

MT Finance announces £125m loan acquisition deal

MT Finance announces £125m loan acquisition deal

MT Finance Limited has today announced it has entered into a relationship with an unnaned global institutional investment manager which will initially acquire £125m of bridging loan assets from the lender, with an option to acquire a further £125m.

23 Mar 2017

Furness BS scraps ICR for buy to let

Furness BS scraps ICR for buy to let

Furness Building Society has scrapped ICR for buy to let assessments and also launched a new range of BTL products.

23 Mar 2017

FSE Glasgow: Are seconds a 'mile away from where they need to be'?

FSE Glasgow: Are seconds a 'mile away from where they need to be'?

The second-charge market has plenty of scope to develop but needs to keep pushing the education message if it wants to grow, according to Alistair Ewing of The Lending Channel.

21 Mar 2017

Y3S opens Manchester office

Y3S opens Manchester office

Welsh specialist mortgage broker Y3S has today opened the doors of its first office outside of its indigenous borders.

20 Mar 2017

Dragonfly founder launches new specialist lender

Dragonfly founder launches new specialist lender

Jonathan Samuels, the founder of Dragonfly Property Finance, has returned to the specialist lending market with the launch of Octane Capital.

20 Mar 2017

Step One Finance launches broker portal

Step One Finance launches broker portal

Specialist lender Step One Finance has launched its online broker portal following a trial.

17 Mar 2017

1st Stop appoints Shawbrook's Philip George as NED

1st Stop appoints Shawbrook's Philip George as NED

1st Stop Group Limited has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Shawbrook Bank's Philip George as Non-Executive Director.

16 Mar 2017

New bridging lender joins the ASTL

New bridging lender joins the ASTL

Aspen Bridging is the latest member to join the Association of Short Term Lenders.

16 Mar 2017

Second charge lending falls 11%: FLA

Second charge lending falls 11%: FLA

Second charge mortgage new business fell 6% by value and 11% by volume in January compared with the same month in 2016, according to figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

10 Mar 2017

Claire Budden rejoins Complete FS

Claire Budden rejoins Complete FS

Complete FS, the South Coast based specialist lending packager, welcomes back Claire Budden in the role of Associate Director of Operations.

08 Mar 2017

Tenet adds Central Trust to second charge panel

Tenet adds Central Trust to second charge panel

Tenet has added Central Trust to its direct to lender second charge panel, which was launched in November. Central Trust will join the initial five lenders Masthaven Secured Loans, Precise Mortgages, Paragon Personal Finance, Shawbrook Bank, and Step One Finance.

08 Mar 2017

Magellan agrees distribution with Black Book Finance

Magellan agrees distribution with Black Book Finance

Magellan Homeloans, the specialist mortgage lender, has reached agreement to distribute its range of mortgage products via Black Book Finance.

07 Mar 2017

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