Ryan Bembridge

Society of Mortgage Professionals unveils CPD events

Tue 27 Sep 2016

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has launched a series of CPD events in five roadshows, three workshops and a webinar. The five roadshows include a keynote session on complex buy-to-lets and how to cater for the needs of today’s portfolio landlords, delivered by Liz Syms, chief executive of Connect for Intermediaries. The three specialist workshops […]


First 4 Bridging enquiries surge since Brexit vote

Tue 27 Sep 2016

First 4 Bridging has seen its broker enquiries rise by 30-40% since the June vote to leave the European Union. The Bracknell-based finance broker said development finance cases accounted for 30% of its enquiries. First 4 Bridging expects enquiries to increase further throughout the rest of the year as lenders strive to improve stress tests […]


Blackburn is named buy-to-let hotspot

Mon 26 Sep 2016

Blackburn has been named a buy-to-let hotspot by LendInvest based on rapid increases in rental yields in the Lancashire town. Properties in Blackburn achieve average yields of 5.69%, 37.8% higher than 4.13% recorded in 2015. Christian Faes, co-founder and chief executive of LendInvest, said: “Savvy property investors won’t only look out for which areas will […]


The Mortgage Works upgrades online service

Mon 26 Sep 2016

The Mortgage Works has upgraded its case tracking and will allow intermediaries to submit further advance and porting applications using TMW Online. There will be the facility to upload documentation to TMW Online, meaning that brokers will no longer have to email, fax or post the relevant proofs, as well as download case documents online, […]


UTB hires Robert Owen as managing director of mortgages and bridging

Mon 19 Sep 2016

United Trust Bank has hired Robert Owen as managing director of mortgages and bridging. Owen (pictured) has been with the bank since April 2015 and was responsible for its specialised mortgages division. His previous roles include being chief executive of Central Trust, while he has also been the CEO of West Brom Building Society’s subsidiary […]


Together partners with TBMC

Mon 19 Sep 2016

Together has partnered with TBMC – the buy-to-let and commercial packager. TBMC will focus on auction finance, bridging and commercial second charges. Gary Bailey (pictured), sales director at Together, said: “We work with a broad network of brokers and packagers and are constantly looking to expand this with the right partners, so we’re delighted to […]


LendInvest urges government to shun major housebuilders for SMEs

Tue 13 Sep 2016

LendInvest has urged the government to prioritise SMEs over major housebuilders to increase levels of housebuilding in the UK. In a submission to the Communities & Local Government Committee’s Inquiry, LendInvest told the government to scrutinise land banking and said larger developers who do not develop land in their stock should sell it on to […]


PMS to host 11 specialist lending events

Fri 2 Sep 2016

PMS Mortgage Club will host 11 events on the specialist lending sector for directly authorised firms this September. The Mortgage Extra Live Events will provide product and regulatory updates and will be supported by over 40 lenders and providers. Some of the specialist lending themes being covered will include limited company buy-to-let, adverse credit, second charge […]