Secured Loans

The Lending Channel hosts specialist roadshow

Tue 29 Mar 2016

The Lending Channel is hosting a roundtable event for brokers wanting to improve their knowledge of specialist lending. Aldermore, Bank of Scotland, Masthaven and Shawbrook will be speaking at the event, which will take place at Falkirk Stadium on 27 April, and will be available to talk through any questions brokers may have on commercial, […]

Sesame launches specialist lending panel

Fri 18 Mar 2016

Sesame has launched a specialist finance panel to broaden its members’ access to second charge mortgages, residential and buy-to-let packagers, commercial mortgages and bridging loans. The panel consists of specialist distributors Promise Solutions, 3mc, AToM, CFB UK, Enterprise Finance, Mortgages for Business, Positive Lending, TBMC and Vantage Finance. Jane Benjamin, head of lender relationships at […]

The Lending Wizard rebrands to Freedom for Intermediaries

Thu 17 Mar 2016

The Lending Wizard has rebranded as Freedom for Intermediaries. The loan sourcing firm, which is part of Freedom Finance, has updated its website to include live case tracking and quick quote calculators. The service offers bridging, commercial, buy-to-let and second charge solutions. Nicola Mooney, head of secured, intermediary & business finance at Freedom for Intermediaries, […]

FSE Glasgow: Second charge broker fees need to drop

Wed 16 Mar 2016

The fees on second charge loans needs to drop if such products are going to shed their image as being  seen as loans of last resort, a leading master broker has claimed. Alistair Ewing of The Lending Channel said high fees were putting off customers and that the market needs to work together to improve perception. […]

FSE Glasgow: Wrong call on Europe will harm market

Wed 16 Mar 2016

Making the wrong decision in the forthcoming European referendum could severely hamper both the mortgage and second charge markets, The Lending Channel MD Alistair Ewing has warned. Speaking at the Financial Services Expo in Glasgow Ewing said the impact of making a wrong decision could have serious consequences with the UK’s regulatory system set to […]

Time to get your head around second charge

Wed 16 Mar 2016

Steve Harness is commercial director at The Loans Engine Look at any Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) flowchart for mortgage advisers – take the Paradigm Mortgage Services one available on its website ( as a good example – and when it comes to second charge mortgages you will be faced with this first question: Are you […]

SPECIAL FEATURE: The credit score con

Wed 16 Mar 2016

Pete Mugleston, director at Online Mortgage Advisor, reveals why he thinks clients are being duped into cleaning up their credit scores Do credit scores actually mean anything? The answer is, if you’re applying for a mortgage – probably a lot less than you think. We have customers come to us every day puzzled as to […]

Consumer finance up 11%

Thu 10 Mar 2016

Figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association show growth of 11% in consumer finance new business in January, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 9% compared with January 2015, while retail store and online credit increased by 1%. The second charge mortgage market […]