Brace yourselves! 2019 could be 2009 all over again

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Jonathan Samuels, founder and chief executive of Octane Capital And so the end of another year approaches, as ever surprising many of us in the process. But as we edge closer to the finish line tape of 2018, you sense next year could deliver no end of curveballs at best. And a black swan at worst. Without […]


Roma Finance triples funding line with RBS

Mon 3 Dec 2018

Manchester-based bridging finance and development lender Roma Finance has secured a significant increase of its funding facility with The Royal Bank of Scotland. In July 2016 Roma secured funding from RBS which enabled the company to lend up to £50m a year and the new facility almost triples that amount. Established in 2008, Roma Finance […]


Precise launches refurb buy-to-let proposition

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Precise Mortgages has launched refurb buy-to-let proposition designed to help landlords maximise rental yields by refurbishing a target property before renting it out, as well as enabling them to take value from the property to reinvest elsewhere. The proposition is suitable for a wide range of landlords, including personal, limited company and HMO applicants, and […]




It’s less than two weeks to section 21 changes

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Andrew Turner, chief executive, Commercial Trust Landlords with tenancies pre-dating October 2015, have been warned of changes to section 21 eviction rules, which take effect from October 1 2018. A Section 21 notice gives a landlord the legal right to ask a tenant on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) or periodic tenancy, to leave their […]


Communication is Key

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Brian West, director, Central Bridging Excellent communication with your borrowers, as well as quality underwriting, is the key to a high performing short-term loan book. It’s not so long ago that bridge lending was considered a very niche product. Fast forward a few years and the market is now estimated to be worth well over […]


Planning for a successful bridge

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Planning and careful planning defines a successful bridging loan. John Hardman, head of sales at Bridging Finance Solutions, offers his thoughts and insights on the 10 key factors to consider and action: A well thought out proposal- whether it is development or auction purchase, applicants who have studied in depth not just the purchase but […]


Specialist Finance Primer: Farm financing

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Robert Suss, co-founder UK Agricultural Finance Given the uncertainty of the effects of Brexit on the agricultural community in the UK there has been an increase in the rural community looking at diversification strategies as a way to buffer the potential loss of subsidies. One of the challenges however is that following the financial crash […]