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2017 a ‘cracking’ year for secured loans

2017 a ‘cracking’ year for secured loans

With apologies to the late Peter Sallis, who voiced Wallace in the Wallace & Gromit films, and whose catchphrase I have adapted, I am sure his character would have been impressed with the progress of secured loans had he been a mortgage broker rather than a cheese lover.

16 Nov 2017

LendInvest launches into buy-to-let market

LendInvest launches into buy-to-let market

LendInvest has launched a buy-to-let loan product available through intermediaries, aimed at professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland.

16 Nov 2017

Second charge lending shows 'sustained growth' with 10% annual rise

Second charge lending shows 'sustained growth' with 10% annual rise

The second charge market is showing sustained growth with seven consecutive months of increased annualised lending which totalled £979m for the year to September 2017, up 10% on the same time last year, according to Enterprise Finance data.

15 Nov 2017

Fluent for Advisers expands sales team

Fluent for Advisers expands sales team

Fluent for Advisers, the intermediary arm of second charge provider Fluent Money Group, has appointed David Paton as Business Development Manager.

14 Nov 2017

Brightstar's Private Label launches four new products

Brightstar's Private Label launches four new products

Brightstar Financial has launched four new specialist residential and buy-to-let mortgage products under its Private Label brand.

14 Nov 2017

Positive Lending becomes specialist distributor for Kensington

Positive Lending becomes specialist distributor for Kensington

Positive Lending has announced its appointment as 'specialist distributor' for Kensington Mortgages.

13 Nov 2017

Masthaven's James Bloom to lead short term lending division

Masthaven's James Bloom to lead short term lending division

Masthaven's James Bloom is moving from Managing Director of the lender's development finance team to lead the new short-term lending division.

13 Nov 2017

Second charge lending drops 2% after six months of growth: FLA

Second charge lending drops 2% after six months of growth: FLA

Second charge new business volumes fell by 2% in September following six consecutive months of growth, according to figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

09 Nov 2017

Bridging market in 'excellent shape' despite period of uncertainty: ASTL

Bridging market in 'excellent shape' despite period of uncertainty: ASTL

ASTL bridging data for Q3 2017 "paints a vivid picture of the sector" despite the value of loans written for the quarter showing a slight drop compared with Q2 2017.

08 Nov 2017

Bridging volumes rise but completion times continue to slow: mtf

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Bridging volumes rise but completion times continue to slow: mtf

65% of brokers noticed a rise in bridging loan volume in the third quarter of 2017, an increase on 48% in the second quarter, according to mtf research.

08 Nov 2017

 

Sesame and PMS launch portfolio BTL referral service

Sesame and PMS launch portfolio BTL referral service

Sesame Network and PMS Mortgage Club have launched a referral service to help advisers deal with buy-to-let mortgage enquiries from portfolio landlords.

08 Nov 2017

Connect adds BlueZest to panel

Connect adds BlueZest to panel

New buy-to-let lender BlueZest is now distributing its mortgages through Connect for Intermediaries.

08 Nov 2017

Vida's new impaired criteria allows missed unsecured payments

Vida's new impaired criteria allows missed unsecured payments

Vida Homeloans has announced the introduction of new lending criteria for customers with impaired and improving credit records.

07 Nov 2017

In the Spotlight with Nathan Ellis-Calcott, Thistle Finance

In the Spotlight with Nathan Ellis-Calcott, Thistle Finance

We spoke to Nathan Ellis-Calcott, Director of Sales at Thistle Finance, about what he believes is wrong with the packaging market and how Thistle aims to fill a gap in the market.

03 Nov 2017

Second charge to grow at "measured rate" in 2018: Fluent

Second charge to grow at "measured rate" in 2018: Fluent

Fluent for Advisers predicts that the increase in new second charge business recorded in 2017 will continue into 2018, but has refuted claims that the market could double over the next year.

02 Nov 2017

London Money expands into Glasgow, Teesside and Manchester

London Money expands into Glasgow, Teesside and Manchester

London Money has expanded its operation outside of the capital with the launch of Glasgow Money, Teesside Money and Manchester Money.

01 Nov 2017

Knowledge Bank launches packager and master broker access

Knowledge Bank launches packager and master broker access

Knowledge Bank has launched direct access to packagers and master brokers.

01 Nov 2017

West One Loans partners with Tenet Group

West One Loans partners with Tenet Group

West One Loans has partnered with Tenet Group to offer its first and second charge bridging products directly to Tenet members.

31 Oct 2017

Smart Money appoints Sales Director for regulated business

Smart Money appoints Sales Director for regulated business

Specialist finance broker Smart Money has appointed Colin Mason as Sales Director for its regulated business arm.

31 Oct 2017

Castle Trust revamps development finance offering

Castle Trust revamps development finance offering

Castle Trust Capital has expanded its development finance offering, introducing a number of changes including doubling its maximum loan size and increasing its lending limit to £20m on loans up to 65% GDV.

30 Oct 2017

Octane Capital appoints Senior BDM

Octane Capital appoints Senior BDM

Bridging lender Octane Capital has appointed Liam Lawlor as a Senior BDM.

26 Oct 2017

Bridging lending drops 4.9% in Q3

Bridging lending drops 4.9% in Q3

Gross bridging lending fell by 4.9% to £142.75 million in the third quarter of 2017, but remains 2% higher than the same quarter last year, according to the latest Bridging Trends data.

19 Oct 2017

Smart Money separates regulated and unregulated arms

Smart Money separates regulated and unregulated arms

Smart Money has undergone a strategic restructure which sees the launch of Smart Money Finance as the focal point for all unregulated business activity.

18 Oct 2017

Fluent Money appoints 18 new team members

Fluent Money appoints 18 new team members

Fluent Money Group has expanded its core second charge business team as new business volumes increase.

17 Oct 2017

Second charge market could double in 2018 as unsecured lending slumps

Second charge market could double in 2018 as unsecured lending slumps

The number of secured loans taken out could double in 2018 as households find it far tougher to access unsecured credit, according to specialist packager, Thistle Finance.

13 Oct 2017

Black Book Finance appoints North West BDM

Black Book Finance appoints North West BDM

Black Book Finance has appointed Andy Morgan to the role of Business Development Manager for the North West.

10 Oct 2017

Second charge lending sees further 25% rise in August: FLA

Second charge lending sees further 25% rise in August: FLA

Second charge mortgage new business increased 25% by value and 11% by volume in August compared with the same month last year, according to figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

06 Oct 2017

Specialist market sees 'rebirth' with annual 19% growth: IMLA

Specialist market sees 'rebirth' with annual 19% growth: IMLA

Specialist mortgage lenders’ gross lending has been increasing by 19% per year since 2009, according to a new report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association titled ‘the rebirth of specialist lenders’.

03 Oct 2017

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