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ASTL: Beware moving up the risk scale

26th January 2017 0

Benson Hersch is CEO of the Association of Short Term Lenders The bridging market has become increasingly crowded over the past few years. With more and more lenders competing for customers we are at a […]

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ASTL clamps down on back charging interest

24th January 2017 0

The Association of Short Term Lenders has prohibited its lenders from charging higher rates of interest from the start of the loan if the borrower goes into default. The ASTL has amended its code of […]

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Bridging activity dips in Q3 2016

25th November 2016 0

Bridging lending by value fell by 17.4% in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the previous quarter and by 4% year-on-year, research from the Association of Short Term Lenders has found. However the value […]

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Lynda Blackwell to speak at ASTL conference

23rd August 2016 0

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 […]

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Bridging demand defies expectations

11th August 2016 0

Demand for bridging loans in the quarter ended 30 June 2016 defied expectation, with the value of applications for bridging loans increasing by a remarkable 61.5% quarter-on-quarter, the Association of Short Term Lenders has found. […]

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Borro becomes full ASTL member

7th July 2016 0

Personal asset lender Borro has upgraded its associate membership to become a full member of the Association of Short Term Lenders. Borro first joined the ASTL as an associate member in 2012 and, due to […]

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Avamore Capital joins ASTL

21st June 2016 0

The Association of Short Term Lenders has made Avamore Capital its 35th member. The lender provides refurbishment and mezzanine short-term property loans in addition to bridging and senior loans. Benson Hersch, chief executive of the […]

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