Kit Thompson

Bridging Introducer: Let rate battle commence

Tue 21 Feb 2017

Kit Thompson is director of bridging and development finance at Brightstar February and indeed 2017 has started with a bang in the bridging sector. The rate war for the cheapest bridging rate is well under way, with Masthaven offering a 0.49% pm rate on prime bridging loans sub 40% loan-to-value. Precise are offering 0.54% via […]


Bridging Introducer: Turning negatives in to positives

Wed 25 Jan 2017

Kit Thompson is director of bridging and development finance at Brightstar Happy New Year to you all. If like me you over-indulged with food and alcohol over the festive period, you will welcome the opportunity to get back to the office and make an attempt at maintaining a slightly healthier lifestyle (at least until the end […]


Bridging the innovation gap

Mon 14 Nov 2016

Kit Thompson is director of bridging and development finance at Brightstar Bridging finance has continued to evolve into a flexible and accessible finance solution which is increasingly meeting the needs of professional property developers. More and more of these individuals need a choice of competitive loan options in order to finance a wide range of projects from […]


Bridging Introducer: Why short-term finance is outpacing the mainstream market

Mon 20 Jun 2016

According to recent figures from the Association of Short Term Lenders, the number of bridging loans written in the first quarter of 2016 continued to rise. This increase in bridging lending activity is the result of more investors opting to secure short-term loans to finance property deals, highlighting how this type of finance is continuing […]


Bridging Introducer: The risks of down valuations

Wed 25 May 2016

A mortgage down valuation is a frustrating element of any property transaction, whether it be a sale, purchase or refinance and is a growing issue that’s jeopardising many property deals in the bridging sector. So, what can be done to mitigate the chances of a down-valuation? Part of the problem is understanding what is being […]


Bridging Introducer: Bridging the innovation gap

Mon 23 May 2016

Bridging finance has continued to evolve into a flexible and accessible finance solution which is increasingly meeting the needs of professional property developers. More and more of these individuals need a choice of competitive loan options in order to finance a wide range of projects from relatively straightforward refurbishments to more complex conversions and extensions. […]


Bridging Introducer: You must know your market

Tue 19 Apr 2016

A significant amount of intermediaries still don’t know how much a bridging loan costs. It is therefore imperative the industry remains transparent to make the cost of bridging finance as a clear as possible, particularly in a time of regulatory change and scrutiny, including the MCD which is now well underway. Bridging loans are a […]