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Growth Street launches P2P opportunity for individuals

Growth Street launches P2P opportunity for individuals

Growth Street, an alternative banking service provider for SMEs, is now listed as an Appointed Representative on the FCA's Financial Services Register after partnering with Resolution Compliance.

05 Dec 2016

Ingard teams up with Bluestone Mortgages

Ingard teams up with Bluestone Mortgages

Network, DA brokerage and specialist distributor Ingard has today announced the addition of Bluestone Mortgages to its panel of lenders.

02 Dec 2016

Getting out on the road

Getting out on the road

One of the highlights of the last few months has been taking part in the Specialist Lending Roadshows organised by Financial Reporter.

29 Nov 2016

LendInvest cuts minimum loan size to £75,000

LendInvest cuts minimum loan size to £75,000

LendInvest has reduced the minimum loan size across its suite of bridging finance products to £75,000.

29 Nov 2016

SimplyBiz and Paragon launch secured loans proposition

SimplyBiz and Paragon launch secured loans proposition

SimplyBiz Mortgages has partnered with Paragon Personal Finance to launch a secured loans panel.

28 Nov 2016

TFC Homeloans reduces fees

TFC Homeloans reduces fees

Specialist distributor TFC Homeloans has reduced fees across its specialist funding solutions, including first charge residential, second charge, buy-to-let and bridging business on a single property.

28 Nov 2016

Prestige appoints Senior BDM

Prestige appoints Senior BDM

Prestige Finance, part of OneSavings Bank, has appointed Gareth Broome as Senior Business Development Manager as part of its ongoing plan to strengthen relationships with broker partners and intermediaries across the UK.

25 Nov 2016

Regulation not to blame for rigid underwriting, says Fluent

Regulation not to blame for rigid underwriting, says Fluent

Advisers should not accept lenders blaming regulation for the increasing numbers of mortgage cases that fall through at the underwriting stage, according to Fluent for Advisers’ COO, Tim Wheeldon.

24 Nov 2016

Bridging activity falls by 17.4% in Q3: ASTL

Bridging activity falls by 17.4% in Q3: ASTL

The value of bridging loans written fell in Q3, although the total amount written during the year has continued to rise significantly, according to the latest data survey of ASTL members.

24 Nov 2016

ENRA Group to expand second charge and BTL offering

ENRA Group to expand second charge and BTL offering

ENRA Group, the parent company of Enterprise Finance and West One Loans, has announced plans to expand into the specialist buy-to-let and second charge mortgage marke following its acquisition.

17 Nov 2016

 

Using a professional loan to fund a partner’s buyout payment

Using a professional loan to fund a partner’s buyout payment

Losing a key staff member can be a very challenging time for any business, especially when they happen to be a senior Partner or Director with equity invested in the firm, as they typically want their original investment to be repaid as swiftly as possible after they leave.

16 Nov 2016

In the Spotlight with Simon Read, Magellan Homeloans

In the Spotlight with Simon Read, Magellan Homeloans

We spoke to Simon Read, Managing Director at Magellan Homeloans, about the strongest opportunities for intermediaries in the current market and the importance of supporting complex prime customers.

11 Nov 2016

Second charge lending volumes drop 1% year-on-year: FLA

Second charge lending volumes drop 1% year-on-year: FLA

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association show that new second charge mortgage business grew 4% by value in September compared with the same month last year, but fell 1% by volume over the same period.

11 Nov 2016

Equifinance sees 65% post-MCD lending rise

Equifinance sees 65% post-MCD lending rise

Equifinance has attributed a surge in lending volumes to a "thriving seconds market" following the implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive.

10 Nov 2016

Brokers confident in post-Brexit market conditions

Brokers confident in post-Brexit market conditions

The majority of brokers are reporting stable market conditions in the aftermath of the Referendum, according to MTF research.

10 Nov 2016

Brightstar launches into unsecured lending

Brightstar launches into unsecured lending

Brightstar has partnered with DotBroker to provide its intermediaries with exclusive access to a range of unsecured loan products offering up to 6% commission, available from 15th November.

10 Nov 2016

V Loans announces closure of business

V Loans announces closure of business

Second charge master broker firm V Loans has announced its withdrawal from the second charge and bridging markets.

08 Nov 2016

Second charge lending defies Brexit fears with 6% rise

Second charge lending defies Brexit fears with 6% rise

The second charge market "has taken post-Brexit uncertainty in its stride", with new business volumes in the traditionally quieter August matching July and 6% higher than the same time last year, according to Enterprise Finance research.

08 Nov 2016

Tenet launches direct to lender second charge panel

Tenet launches direct to lender second charge panel

Tenet has today launched a direct to lender second charge panel, with five initial lenders including Masthaven Secured Loans, Precise Mortgages, Paragon Personal Finance, Shawbrook Bank and Step One Finance.

07 Nov 2016

Intrinsic adds Fluent to lending panel

Intrinsic adds Fluent to lending panel

Fluent for Advisers has joined Intrinsic’s specialist broker panel to provide second charge support to their advisers.

02 Nov 2016

The flat fee debate - transparency is key

The flat fee debate - transparency is key

The fees debate in the second charge sector rumbles on with the issue of whether a flat fee for seconds should be introduced the key question. There are good points to be made on both sides of the argument of course but for me I think a more significant issue is being ignored and that is that there is a serious lack of understanding of fee structures in our market. It’s fine to quote a flat fee but who’s paying for the valuation? How is the lender commission being shared? What fees can the introducing broker add?

28 Oct 2016

Innovative Finance ISA to include crowd bonds

Innovative Finance ISA to include crowd bonds

HM Treasury has introduced new legislation to extend the Innovative Finance ISA to include crowd bonds from 1 November 2016.

27 Oct 2016

V Loans partners with IRESS for second charge sourcing

V Loans partners with IRESS for second charge sourcing

V Loans has partnered with IRESS to launch second charge sourcing via its advice platform XPlan mortgage.

26 Oct 2016

Kuflink Bridging receives full FCA authorisation

Kuflink Bridging receives full FCA authorisation

Kuflink Bridging has received notification from the FCA that it has become a fully authorised firm.

26 Oct 2016

Mint Bridging appoints Head of Marketing in growth drive

Mint Bridging appoints Head of Marketing in growth drive

Mint Bridging has announced the appointment of Amparo Burgos as Head of Marketing.

21 Oct 2016

Peer-to-peer lending grows by £700m in Q3

Peer-to-peer lending grows by £700m in Q3

Investors lending through peer-to-peer platforms have lent cumulatively almost £6.5 billion, according to data from the P2PFA.

20 Oct 2016

Ingard adds Funding 365 to panel

Ingard adds Funding 365 to panel

Funding 365 has been added to Ingard's panel, providing its appointed representatives and directly authorised brokers access to their short-term loan products for buy-to-let, commercial and development properties.

20 Oct 2016

New P2P lender launches in UK

New P2P lender launches in UK

Canadian company Katipult has launched its peer-to-peer lending software in the UK.

20 Oct 2016

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