Thanks to Rob for covering my blog last week whilst I was away attempting to catch some rays amongst the intermittent sunshine and showers of the Algarve. [Read more...]
Having given Kit Thompson a week off to enjoy heavy rain in Portugal it’s my pleasure to be writing for B&C Distributor again for the first time in almost 12 months. [Read more...]
Risk-Based Mortgages… We are here to help!
Here at Brightstar we are always moving forward to cover all areas of specialist lending. Using our relationships with unique and quirky lenders we have products available to cater for most clients. [Read more...]
Dragonfly’s clever bridge-to-let product and Shawbrook Bank’s short-term deal clearly mean business but are hugely under-used by brokers. This month I would like to focus specifically on two products that I see as being an essential part of any broker’s tool-kit. Yet, based on my own broker feedback, surprisingly, they are products that are still not that well known and as a result are massively under-utilised. [Read more...]
Well, it has been quite a busy week for financial news and, while dealing with all the normal day-to-day business of phone calls and email enquiries, I have been keeping an eye on events, and in no particular order have been interested in the following: [Read more...]
Brightstar Financial, the national intermediary hub for specialist lending, which this month was named the ‘Best Bridging and Short Term Lending Broker’ at a major industry awards dinner, has appointed Andy Jacovou as new business consultant, working for Kit Thompson’s bridging and commercial division. [Read more...]
This week I’ve been out and about visiting a couple of broker accounts and got the chance to experience the delights of a complete lap of the M25 in one afternoon, having set-off of from our Brentwood offices (Junction 28), anti-clockwise round to Enfield (Junction 17) and all the way round (past Heathrow and the M4) to Woking, Surrey (Junction 10) and eventually back home, across the Dartford Crossing, to the A127 (Junction 29) and back to sunny Southend-on-Sea. [Read more...]
Reasons to use Brightstar Secured!
2013 has seen something of a resurgence for Secured Lending with lenders improving their criteria to provide better products & better rates for clients! With this in mind more & more brokers choose Brightstar as we can offer your clients: [Read more...]
The unique selling points of secured loans have created a sudden flood of interest and the downturn problems seem a distant memory.
Welcome to my first monthly Securedwatch column – the brief that I got from Mortgage Strategy for the article was that it was like Marketwatch, Bridgingwatch and, um, Buy-to-letwatch, but for secured loans. As the old adage goes I suppose, if it aint broke, why fix it…