Editor’s Pick

2018 SFI Awards: The Gallery

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Last Friday afternoon we welcomed 300 of the UK’s best specialist finance professionals to the spectacular Madison rooftop venue in London’s St Paul’s. Twenty seven awards were handed out to deserving companies and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry this year.


Personal Touch adds Shawbrook and Paragon for seconds

Mon 4 Dec 2017

Shawbrook Bank and Paragon Bank have been appointed to the Personal Touch second charge panel. Shawbrook’s second charge mortgage range features loans up to 95% loan-to-value (LTV), a maximum loan of £1m and no ERCs. Paragon offers loans up to £500,000 at 85% LTV. Dave Edwards, commercial director, Personal Touch, said: “Second charge has soared […]


Funding 365 raises £1,250 at charity event

Mon 2 Oct 2017

Funding 365 hosted a competitive day at the races at Sandown Park Racecourse last week for charity and raised £1,250 for Rory’s Nepal School Project. The charity is fundraising to re-build schools in remote Nepalese villages which have not yet recovered from the 2015 earthquake. Laura Kendall, marketing director at Funding 365, said: “It was […]


Greenfield Capital unveils 0.65% bridging rate

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Greenfield Capital has unveiled three bridging products, including one at 0.65% per month to 50% loan-to-value. Other rates stand at 0.75% per month to 60% LTV and 0.85% to 70% LTV – though the lender said introducers can get better terms if they refer large volumes of business. David Grant, operations director at Greenfield Capital, […]


West One doubles salesforce

Tue 5 Sep 2017

West One Loans is doubling its salesforce by adding two BDM’s and bolstering its broker support team. John Steel joins from Together and will cover new business development in the North of England and Scotland, whilst Matthew Watson who transferred from Enra Group will take responsibility for the South coast and South West. Lauren Snee […]


Positive hit by fraudsters

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Positive Lending have been targeted by fraudsters which have cloned the Positive Lending brand in order to carry out financial scams in Europe. Positive Lending became aware that fraudsters are using their logo, staff names and Ringwood head office address to promote loan offers in Euros to consumers overseas. The fraudsters purport to have offices […]


Third of SMEs want Brexit reversed

Thu 8 Jun 2017

Nearly a third of SMEs (31%) want a new government that would reverse the Brexit decision, according to new research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance. The survey asked over 1,000 owners and directors of small and medium sized enterprises nationwide which policies a new government could enact to help their businesses grow. In Wales, which […]


Mishcon De Reya – what does it mean for bridging lenders?

Tue 14 Mar 2017

Jonathan Newman is the senior partner of Brightstone Law. Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya & Others has created quite a stir. The headlines present a well-known, long established city practice as being financially responsible for losses suffered by their client defrauded when a property purchase failed, and the purchase monies were siphoned off […]


Bibby structures package for Surrey-based manufacturer

Tue 21 Feb 2017

Bibby Financial Services has agreed a £2.4m asset based lending package with Fixing Centre, a leading manufacturer of stainless steel anchors and fixings for the construction industry. Based in Woking, Surrey, Fixing Centre is a provider of stainless steel fabrication and high performance anchors and anchoring systems, used in construction and engineering projects throughout the […]


Case Study: City Edge – Birmingham

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Finance 4 Business (F4B) recently completed the refinancing of an iconic building in Birmingham City Centre. This deal was structured with Cambridge & Counties, one of the new breed of banks. We issued a press release relating to the deal, which was well received. But, if this was a book or a 3-part drama series, […]