• Majority of brokers confident about business growth

    68% of brokers surveyed by bridging finance lender MTF believe overall market conditions will improve in 2018, compared to January 2017, when only 31% of ...

  • What a difference five years makes

    While sorting out old paperwork over the New Year, I came across a news item which I had saved. It was from 2012 and came from the main bridging industry ...

  • New short-term lender launches

    Glenhawk, a short-term finance provider with the backing of Rightmove founder and former Countrywide CEO Harry Hill, has launched today. The lender was fo ...

  • Adam Tyler appointed FIBA chairman

    The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) has appointed Adam Tyler to lead the new trade body. FIBA was established in December 2017, eme ...

  • Roma Finance quickly funds seaside holiday let conversion 

    Roma Finance has provided fast bridging finance for a customer to purchase and convert a property to a holiday let in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. The property wa ...

  • Majority of brokers dismiss economic growth forecast

    Despite the challenges presented by Brexit uncertainty, a downgrading of UK economic growth and a cooling of the residential property market in some areas ...

  • Agenda for inaugural FIBA Conference announced

    The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA), which holds its inaugural annual conference on 17 January at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London, has ...

  • New BDM at Signature Private Finance

    Signature Private Finance has appointed Paul Tromans as a business development manager (BDM), with primary responsibility for the Midlands. Tromans (pictu ...

  • JLM network to offer ‘robo proposition’

    JLM Mortgage Services has become the first mortgage network to launch the first stage of its robo mortgage advice proposition. The Virtual Adviser service ...

  • Paradigm lender and provider award winners announced

    Paradigm Mortgage Services and Paradigm Protect have announced the winners of their annual Lender and Provider Awards, which is now in its fourth year. Th ...

  • Brilliant Solutions expands lender panel

    Brilliant Solutions has added the Tipton & Coseley Building Society to its lender panel.  The arrangement includes both mortgage club products as well ...

  • Vida Homeloans added to PTFS panel

    Vida Homeloans has been appointed to Personal Touch Financial Services’ lender panel to offer specialist residential and buy-to-let mortgages to clients o ...

  • New intermediary-only deals from the Skipton

    Skipton Intermediaries has unveiled a new range of intermediary-only fixed rate residential and buy-to-let products for purchase and remortgage. Residenti ...

  • TMA adds Paragon Bank to lender panel

    TMA Club has added Paragon Bank to its lender panel, offering members access to the provider's range of buy-to-let products catering for both portfolio an ...

  • L&G Mortgage Club expands Shawbrook offering

    Legal & General Mortgage Club has added two Shawbrook Bank products to its offering. The products cater for second charge and later life borrowers who ...

  • Think smart for a successful 2018

    The year finally begins to draw to an end and 2017 has without doubt been a rollercoaster ride with some notable ups and some questionable downs. The spec ...

  • SMG unveils second charge API tool

    Specialist Mortgage Group (SMG) has launched Lenderlink, a lender-integrated API system designed specifically for second charge loan brokers. Lenderlink h ...

  • £13bn of secret debt in the UK

    Britons are hiding a collective £13bn worth of secret personal debt from their friends, families and partners, according to research from GoCompare Money. ...

  • Growth in second charge mortgage new business

    The value of second charge new business in November 2017 was £80m, according to the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA). This was a 3% increase on the ...

  • West One Loans unveils second charge buy-to-let range

    West One Loans is launching a range of second charge buy-to-let products tomorrow (10 January). The lender said the move is part of its expansion of its l ...

  • Daily financial worries cause of stress for millions

    Over 13.8 million people (28.8%) say daily money worries are their main cause of stress, according to MoneySuperMarket. Financially stressed adults suffer ...

  • New CEO for Folk2Folk

    Folk2Folk, the platform for local and rural business, has announced the appointment of Giles Cross as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Cross joined ...

  • 2018 predictions for second charge mortgages

    A clever person somewhere once said that the more expert a person in any given subject the less likely it is that their predictions will turn out to be co ...

  • L&G Mortgage Club expands Shawbrook offering

    Legal & General Mortgage Club has added two Shawbrook Bank products to its offering. The products cater for second charge and later life borrowers who ...