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The Mortgage Lender partners with Clever Lending

The Mortgage Lender partners with Clever Lending

The Mortgage Lender has added Clever Lending to its network of distribution partners.

26 May 2017

Pure Funding Solutions adds Octane Capital to panel

Pure Funding Solutions adds Octane Capital to panel

‘Productless’ new lender Octane Capital has been added to Pure Funding Solutions’ panel of lenders.

26 May 2017

Secure Trust expands partnership with Brightstar

Secure Trust expands partnership with Brightstar

Secure Trust Bank has extended its partnership with Brightstar Financial to make its mortgages available to more intermediaries across the UK.

25 May 2017

Step One expands product range and sales teams

Step One expands product range and sales teams

Specialist lender Step One Finance has reduced rates across the majority of its products and has made a number of improvements to its lending criteria.

25 May 2017

Save your clients thousands of pounds with a low packager fee

Save your clients thousands of pounds with a low packager fee

Recently, we decided to drill down into a sample of 6,300 second-charge mortgages written over the last seven years, and looked at the loan term and costings, to get an idea of how far the second-charge market, adviser and customer has travelled in that time.

24 May 2017

West One launches second charge mortgage offering

West One launches second charge mortgage offering

West One Loans has launched a range of second charge mortgage lending products, adding to its suite of short-term bridging finance options.

24 May 2017

First 4 Bridging launches development finance arm as enquiries soar

First 4 Bridging launches development finance arm as enquiries soar

First 4 Bridging says it has seen a "significant rise" in development finance enquiries in the first quarter of 2017.

24 May 2017

80% of brokers believe the North will become a BTL hotspot

80% of brokers believe the North will become a BTL hotspot

The latest research from Legal & General Mortgage Club has suggested that the vast majority of brokers predict the North of England will become a landlord hotspot over the next 12 months.

23 May 2017

Specialist expertise sees Paragon double BTL lending

Specialist expertise sees Paragon double BTL lending

Paragon Mortgages’ parent company has today released its first-half results for the six months ended 31 March 2017.

23 May 2017

Coventry for Intermediaries introduces tiered ICRs for landlords

Coventry for Intermediaries introduces tiered ICRs for landlords

Coventry for intermediaries has today introduced a tiered ICR proposition for Buy to Let landlords, based on applicants’ gross annual income and tax status.

22 May 2017

 

Shawbrook Commercial announces 0.25% arrangement fee discount

Shawbrook Commercial announces 0.25% arrangement fee discount

Shawbrook Bank's Commercial Mortgages team has announced a raft of pricing initiatives for the summer season, beginning with arrangement fee changes which start today.

22 May 2017

Next gen second charge sourcing could be our best recruiter, says Fluent

Next gen second charge sourcing could be our best recruiter, says Fluent

Fluent for Advisers, part of Fluent Money, is convinced that the next generation of sourcing systems will be invaluable in popularising secured loans among the intermediary community.

22 May 2017

TFC Homeloans & SMS join in merger deal

TFC Homeloans & SMS join in merger deal

Packager TFC Homeloans has completed a merger deal with specialist distributor Solent Mortgage Services.

22 May 2017

Welcome to the Third Generation of bridging

Welcome to the Third Generation of bridging

Some of you, I’m sure, will be wondering what this ‘third generation’ stuff you have come across lately is all about. If so, you’re in the right place. In this article I’m going to do my level best to explain it.

19 May 2017

69% of brokers say advisers are failing specialist lending clients

69% of brokers say advisers are failing specialist lending clients

Seven in 10 brokers believe advisers are turning away clients with specialist lending requirements with little or no information about what products are available, according to a Brightstar survey.

17 May 2017

Bridging applications up 123% in Q1: ASTL

Bridging applications up 123% in Q1: ASTL

The value of applications for bridging loans increased by 13.9% in Q1 compared to the previous quarter, and are up by 123% compared to the same quarter in 2016, according to the latest figures from the ASTL.

16 May 2017

Mortgage Brain launches integrated second charge sourcing

Mortgage Brain launches integrated second charge sourcing

Mortgage Brain has launched a fully integrated second charge mortgage sourcing capability into its first charge sourcing systems.

15 May 2017

Octane Capital partners with Connect for Intermediaries

Octane Capital partners with Connect for Intermediaries

Connect for Intermediaries has become the first mortgage network to partner with new bridging lender, Octane Capital.

15 May 2017

In the Spotlight with Jonathan Samuels, Octane Capital

In the Spotlight with Jonathan Samuels, Octane Capital

We spoke to Jonathan Samuels, CEO of new bridging lender Octane Capital, about his goals for the firm and how the bridging sector will continue to evolve.

12 May 2017

Landbay introduces 0.3% retention proc fee

Landbay introduces 0.3% retention proc fee

Landbay has announced its introduction of a 0.3% procuration fee for all customer renewals once they have reached the end of their fixed discounted period.

12 May 2017

Second charge new business up 15% after six-month decline

Second charge new business up 15% after six-month decline

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association show that second charge mortgage new business grew 8% by value and 15% by volume in March, compared with the same month in 2016.

12 May 2017

Positive partners with Magellan to launch fee-free exclusive

Positive partners with Magellan to launch fee-free exclusive

Positive Lending has partnered with Magellan Homeloans to launch a ‘no upfront fees’ complex prime exclusive.

12 May 2017

Second-charge mortgage repossessions fall by 50% in Q1

Second-charge mortgage repossessions fall by 50% in Q1

The number of second-charge mortgage repossessions fell to 17 in Q1 2017 – down by 50% compared with the same quarter in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

11 May 2017

Hope Capital expands into London and the south

Hope Capital expands into London and the south

Bridging firm Hope Capital has increased its presence in London and the south with the appointment of a new business development manager, Maria Magnussen.

11 May 2017

Fluent's Wheeldon replaces Marie Grundy on AMI Board

Fluent's Wheeldon replaces Marie Grundy on AMI Board

The Association of Finance Brokers, the trade body for second charge mortgage professionals, has selected Fluent Money's Tim Wheeldon to sit on the Board of the AMI.

09 May 2017

ASTL grows membership with bridging lender

ASTL grows membership with bridging lender

Global bridging lender Reditum Capital has joined the Association of Short Term Lenders.

09 May 2017

Octane Capital appoints Justin Cooper as Senior BDM

Octane Capital appoints Justin Cooper as Senior BDM

New bridging lender Octane Capital has appointed Octopus Property's Justin Cooper as Senior BDM.

08 May 2017

New specialist lender launches with bespoke 'no product' model

New specialist lender launches with bespoke 'no product' model

Bridging lender Octane Capital - launched by Dragonfly founder Jonathan Samuels - has entered the market today, promising to price according to risk with no LTV bands or product sheet.

03 May 2017

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