Blogs

Bridging in probate

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Lee Gilmore (pictured) is a business development consultant at Bridging Finance Solutions Bridging loans are incredibly flexible and may be put to a variety of uses including resolving probate issues when concluding a will. When a will is presented between various parties, it can throw up financial hurdles. There are numerous benefits to be gained […]


Enness completes bridge in six days

Thu 3 Aug 2017

Callum Taylor (pictured) is commercial and development broker at Enness Bridging   I recently completed a bridging loan for a client in six days; the client had an expired mortgage on one of their buy to let properties and the lender had given them 14 days to come up with the funds. As the mortgage […]


Now more than ever bridging lenders must enhance their reputation

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Tatiana Withanage, founder and director of City Road Communications The UK is currently in the throes of one of the most turbulent periods in its modern history. The result of the EU referendum on 23 June 2016 has set in motion a seemingly endless series of shock political and economic events, including: the resignation of […]


Is specialist now the new norm?

Mon 24 Jul 2017

Pete Thomson is sales and marketing director of The Mortgage Lender Every month we host an online poll on The Mortgage Lender website asking the industry to share its thoughts with us. Our latest question asks whether specialist is now considered as the norm? It’s a hot topic, but luckily, it’s one I also have […]


The UK BTL market – incentives and education vital for future growth

Mon 10 Jul 2017

Karen Bennett (pictured) is managing director of Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages The private rented sector (PRS), and in particular buy-to-let (BTL), is in a state of flux with the impact of new affordability rules and a changing tax-regime high on the agenda. Here at Shawbrook Bank we recently commissioned  economic think tank, the Centre for Economics […]


A powerful mix for SMEs

Thu 29 Jun 2017

Damon Walford (pictured) is chief development officer at P2P lending platform ThinCats Alternative funding offers access to finance that ticks many boxes; from faster turnaround times, to flexible rates and a more in depth probing of the story behind the application.  It also provides an ideal avenue to supplement private equity, venture capital, Angel investors […]


Going for growth

Tue 20 Jun 2017

Robert Owen (pictured) is managing director of mortgages and bridging at United Trust Bank (UTB) At UTB, things don’t stand still for very long. In 2015, the Bank moved to new, bigger offices in Moorgate to give us room to grow. Just over two years later and we’ve expanded onto another floor of CityPoint because we’ve […]


Reaction: Public’s views should not be taken for granted

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Bruce Davis (pictured) is managing director of P2P investment platform Abundance   Today’s election result is a wake-up call to anyone who thinks the public’s views can be taken for granted. Whether a political party or a major financial institution, empty soundbites with no substance don’t work anymore – whether claiming strength and leadership where there […]


Reaction: Without a clear path it is difficult to predict future

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Jonathan Sealey (pictured) is chief executive at Hope Capital To say that a hung parliament is not what anyone wanted is true.  Everything is up in the air again, with the stability that Theresa May was looking for from this election a distant wish.  As she heads to the Palace this afternoon we have to […]


Reaction: Election result has made everything even more uncertain

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Benson Hersch (pictured) is chief executive of the Association of Short Term Lenders As usual, markets hate uncertainty and the result appears to have made everything even more uncertain. This will not help the property nor the economy as a whole. It is likely that this will throw into doubt the government’s plans to implement […]