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Twenty7Tec launches further advance and ported product enhancements

Twenty7Tec launches further advance and ported product enhancements

Twenty7Tec has announced a further enhancement to its MortgageSource system, enabling brokers to compare further advances and ported products to purchase, remortgage or second charge lending options.

17 Jan 2017

Precise launches lowest-ever bridging rate at 0.54%

Precise launches lowest-ever bridging rate at 0.54%

Precise Mortgages has launched its lowest-ever bridging rate of 0.54% per month.

16 Jan 2017

Second charge lending volumes continue to fall: FLA

Second charge lending volumes continue to fall: FLA

Second charge mortgage new business volumes fell by 6% in November compared with the same month in 2015, while growth in the value of second charge mortgage new business was flat, according to figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

13 Jan 2017

West One appoints Marie Grundy as Sales Director

West One appoints Marie Grundy as Sales Director

Bridging lender West One has appointed Marie Grundy as Sales Director to further drive growth across all of its lending activities.

13 Jan 2017

Clever Lending appoints bridging specialist

Clever Lending appoints bridging specialist

Clever Lending has appointed David Winter to help grow the commercial and bridging business as lending levels continue to grow.

12 Jan 2017

IFISA to spark 50% growth in P2P market

IFISA to spark 50% growth in P2P market

The launch of the Innovative Finance ISA could spark growth of up to 50% in the peer-to-peer market in 2017, according to ratings and research agency 4thWay.

12 Jan 2017

Together launches cross-charge regulated bridging

Together launches cross-charge regulated bridging

Specialist lender Together has enhanced its regulated bridging product range with the introduction of cross-charging, which will enable homeowners to leverage any equity in their current property.

11 Jan 2017

Adviser-focused P2P platform granted FCA authorisation

Adviser-focused P2P platform granted FCA authorisation

Octopus Choice, the peer-to-peer lending platform from Octopus Investments, has been granted full authorisation by the FCA.

09 Jan 2017

Former Santander Director joins Signature Private Finance

Former Santander Director joins Signature Private Finance

Signature Private Finance has appointed former Santander Director of Business Banking, Gary Playle, as its new Business Development Manager to support brokers in London and the South.

04 Jan 2017

Expectations for the bridging industry

Expectations for the bridging industry

Despite the tumultuous year with more than one unexpected event, the housing market appears to have held up well. To some extent the property market, certainly outside of London, appears to be relatively insulated from more global events. The fact is that housing in the UK remains in short supply with far more potential buyers than sellers and while that continues to be the case, prices are unlikely to drop, even if they do not continue to escalate.

28 Dec 2016

 

MTF continues expansion with new BDM

MTF continues expansion with new BDM

Bridging finance lender MTF has hired Christian Gugolz as Business Development Manager as part of the firm’s expansion strategy.

19 Dec 2016

Fluent says FLA figures 'a blip' as new business grows

Fluent says FLA figures 'a blip' as new business grows

Fluent for Advisers has seen new business continue to grow during October and November, in contrast to the latest FLA figures on second charge lending.

16 Dec 2016

Masthaven Bank completes first second charge mortgage

Masthaven Bank completes first second charge mortgage

New challenger bank Masthaven completed its first second charge mortgage, working with CSCLoans.

16 Dec 2016

Y3S acquires 50% stake in Pink Pig Loans

Y3S acquires 50% stake in Pink Pig Loans

Y3S Group has acquired a 50% shareholding in second charge and bridging brokerage Pink Pig Loans.

15 Dec 2016

Clever Lending partners with Kensington

Clever Lending partners with Kensington

Clever Lending has partnered with Kensington Mortgages as a distributor of their specialist and buy-to-let first charge mortgage products.

15 Dec 2016

Loan.co.uk acquires Only Bridging

Loan.co.uk acquires Only Bridging

Loan.co.uk has acquired a majority stake in Only Bridging, the second charge, bridging, development and commercial finance brokerage.

14 Dec 2016

LendInvest launches first auction finance product

LendInvest launches first auction finance product

LendInvest has launched its first auction finance product to help brokers and borrowers prepare for the first auctions of 2017.

14 Dec 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas often provides plenty of thinking time for clients as they seek to understand and prioritise just what needs doing in the new year. It’s also a period when many people spend far more time in their homes than they would normally, and given this, it’s understandable that their attention turns to all things house-related.

12 Dec 2016

79% of consumers unaware of second charge

79% of consumers unaware of second charge

79% of people in the UK don’t know what a second charge mortgage is, despite increased promotion following the Mortgage Credit Directive, according to Together research.

12 Dec 2016

In the Spotlight with Jason Neale, Magellan Homeloans

In the Spotlight with Jason Neale, Magellan Homeloans

We spoke to Jason Neale, Sales Director at Magellan Homeloans, about the supply of affordable new housing and the future of the complex lending market.

09 Dec 2016

Second charge lending drops 22%: FLA

Second charge lending drops 22%: FLA

Second charge mortgage new business decreased 15% by value and 22% by volume in October compared to the same month last year, according to figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association.

09 Dec 2016

FCA plans to extend mortgage rules to crowdfunding

FCA plans to extend mortgage rules to crowdfunding

The FCA plans to modify a number of rules relating to the crowdfunding market, and is considering extending mortgage-lending standards to loan-based platforms.

09 Dec 2016

Y3S announces record £30m quarter

Y3S announces record £30m quarter

Y3S Group has announced a record quarter of completions via its second charge loan brands, Y3S Loans and Chaseblue Loans.

08 Dec 2016

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

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