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Investec Asset Finance Group agrees £10m block discounting facility with Haydock Finance

Tue 23 Aug 2016

Investec Asset Finance Group  has increased its block discounting facility with Haydock Finance to £10m. The Blackburn-based lender was one of Investec’s first clients when the bank established its specialist block discounting offering in 2013. The first deal, for a £750,000 facility, has been increased several times, with the most recent arrangement taking Investec into […]


Student rents up double compared to standard rents

Tue 23 Aug 2016

Student rents have surged by 55.5% over the past 20 years, compared to 24% for non-student properties, as students turn away from traditional student digs for more luxurious flats and private halls of residences, according to the latest research from Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings. Despite the advent of university tuition fees, the research found that […]


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Signature Private Finance appoints lending manager

Tue 23 Aug 2016

Privately-owned principal lender Signature Private Finance has appointed Trevor Melly to the role of lending manager. He brings a wealth of banking and property finance experience to the role, having previously been a mortgage underwriter with Bank of Ireland and an Account Relationship Manager in the Corporate Real Estate Team at Mizrahi Tefahot Bank. Responsible […]


New head of HR for LendInvest

Tue 23 Aug 2016

LendInvest has appointed Erin Stewart to lead the company’s growing HR department. Stewart was most recently head of HR for EMEA and APAC at Essence, the global digital agency and the world’s largest independent buyer of digital media. During four years at Essence, Erin oversaw the launch of several of the agency’s Asian offices in […]


Lynda Blackwell to speak at ASTL conference

Tue 23 Aug 2016

The Association of Short Term Lenders has confirmed that Lynda Blackwell, manager of the mortgages sector team at the FCA, will be speaking at its annual conference on 22 September. Entitled ‘Lending in an uncertain world’, the conference will address how the changing world is continuing to affect UK mortgage markets and how businesses in the bridging industry […]


Hampshire Trust Bank’s Commercial Mortgages completes loan in five days

Mon 22 Aug 2016

Hampshire Trust Bank Commercial Mortgages team has completed a loan application from RHL in five days. The deal with the Sussex-based bridging finance business was processed on behalf of a professional landlord seeking to refinance a buy-to-let property to pay off a loan and raise funds for further investment. The loan has  loan-to-value of 62.85%. […]


BlueZest strikes Gould

Fri 19 Aug 2016

Some of the UK’s most experienced financial and tech sector figures have united to re-shape the mortgage sector with the launch of BlueZest – a lending company with technology at its core. BlueZest, which will launch later in the year, will offer a range of products via their website through an easy-to-use and highly secure […]


Loan.co.uk opens Northern Ireland branch

Fri 19 Aug 2016

Loan.co.uk has opened a branch in Belfast to service second mortgage, bridging and commercial loan markets for Northern Irish customers and brokers, as well as mainland based businesses. Paul McGerrigan, chief executive, said: “We had identified a lack of service for brokers and lenders in N.I and today we have taken a big step in […]


LendInvest backs homes under the hammer at LOT11

Fri 19 Aug 2016

LendInvest has become a funding partner for online auction house LOT11. Items for sale at LOT11 auctions will be pre-screened, allowing bidders to see which properties LendInvest is prepared to back. Summary funding details will be presented at each pre-qualified lot, including key property information. Matthew Tooth, head of distribution at LendInvest, said: “This exciting […]


The Mortgage Partnership grows panel

Thu 18 Aug 2016

The Mortgage Partnership has appointed Kensington onto its lending panel. The Heswall-based packager will offer all of Kensington’s core range of residential and buy-to-let products. And it also has access to a 90% LTV residential semi-exclusive. Ian Ward, managing director at The Mortgage Partnership, said: “We are delighted to introduce Kensington to our lending panel […]