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  • West One Buy to Let teams up with Dynamo for Intermediaries to launch mortgage club

    Andrew Ferguson, managing director of Buy to Let at West One, says the launch of a mortgage club is a hugely important step for the business. Ferguson was speaking after Dynamo for Intermediaries was unveiled to help fulfil the firm's high…

    22 December 2020

  • Tower Street Finance and Bridging.com announce new partnership

    Tower Street Finance (TSF) and Bridging.com have announced an exciting new partnership agreement for 2021. Inheritance lending specialists Tower Street offer accessible financial products for inheritance beneficiaries, executors of estates…

    15 December 2020

  • SmartSearch aim to halt a spike in fake business finance scams

    Businesses seriously exposed to fraud will benefit hugely from the launch of SmartSearch’s newly enhanced business-owner verification solution, one which CEO John Dobson confidently claims is the most comprehensive the market has ever seen.…

    11 December 2020

  • Economic growth slows sharply, ONS figures reveal

    With restrictions tightened to control the spread of a second wave of Covid-19, it is no surprise to learn that UK economic growth slowed sharply in October. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domesti…

    11 December 2020

  • Time to grow those collections teams…

    There may be trouble ahead! At least that is the conclusion of Richard Pike, Sales & Marketing Director at Phoebus Software the leading specialist software supplier to a diverse range of mortgage and specialist lenders Pike says: “Alth…

    11 December 2020

  • Long-serving ASTL CEO Benson Hersch passes away

    The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has confirmed that former CEO Benson Hersch has sadly passed away. Traditionally at this point in a press release the author would refer to “Hersch” but that seems strangely inappropriate. Tha…

    04 December 2020

  • Hope Capital chief’s verdict as mortgage approvals for house purchase surge to 13-year high

    Would-be house buyers are becoming increasingly concerned that they won’t make the stamp duty holiday deadline at the end of March because of the enormous pressure on the system. That's the verdict from Jonathan Sealey, CEO of specialist…

    02 December 2020

  • Fiduciam cement relationships with housebuilders thanks to support from CBILS

    Ensuring that housebuilders have the liquidity to overcome longer timeframes caused by the global pandemic has become crucial in these trying times. That's the belief of Ryan Parrett, Relationship Manager at Fiduciam. His comments come a…

    02 December 2020

  • New broker academy set to bring new blood into mortgage industry

    There is an enormous interest in becoming a mortgage broker! How do we know? Easy - just look at the number of applicants who have thrown their hat in the ring to take part in the latest Just Mortgages Broker Academy. The training academ…

    30 November 2020

  • Praise for NACFB after membership fees for 2021 are frozen

    The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) has been described as a benchmark for other self-regulatory bodies after confirming its decision to freeze membership fees for 2021. The association comprises commercial fina…

    29 November 2020

  • Cornish hotel’s future secure thanks to £1.18million loan

    Ravi Gupta of Hustyns Hotel and Spa believes that a £1.18million loan from Fiduciam, the institutionally funded short-term lender to SMEs and entrepreneurs, will secure the Cornwall business’s future for the next two years. Gupta was spe…

    23 November 2020

  • Reward Finance Group switches on power to help firm providing energy-saving solutions

    When renewable energy consultancy, Electek Solutions Limited (ESL), needed a short-term working capital injection they had no hesitation turning to Reward Finance Group. With demand for their services growing right across the UK the mone…

    20 November 2020

  • X-Mist set to clean up thanks to Reward’s £400k loan deal

    Director Richard Batchelor had no hesitation in approaching Reward Finance Group for a quick working capital injection to help meet the huge demand created by the Covid-19 pandemic for his company's dry sanitiser product. Batchelor’s fai…

    14 November 2020

  • BloomSmith expands its team with the appointment of Sales Director, Kate Ashton

    BloomSmith key appointment improves client offering by hiring Kate Ashton. Having originally launched in 2015, Kate Ashton joins the BloomSmith team which has forged an enviable reputation as one of the markets leading unsecured VAT bridgin…

    13 November 2020

  • How Fiduciam helped to keep those wedding dreams alive!

    When the owner of a hugely popular wedding and conference venue saw that his operations were being overwhelmingly restricted because of the Covid-19 pandemic, he realised that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) could…

    12 November 2020

  • Roma Finance delight as Marshall wins top award!

    Scott Marshall, founder and managing director of specialist bridging lender Roma Finance, has been named the winner of the “Business Leader - Bridging Lender Award” at the British Specialist Lending Awards 2020. Within a unique online se…

    10 November 2020

  • Glenhawk enters £250billion homeowner loan market

    Guy Harrington, CEO of specialist lender Glenhawk, believes the UK homeowner loan market has been one of the most resilient since the outbreak of Covid-19. Reflecting this fact, the fast growing lender has enhanced its market leading pro…

    06 November 2020

  • UTB recruit Mollett with an eye on growing asset finance lending

    Nathan Mollett's exceptional track record in the asset finance industry is one of the key reasons behind his appointment to his new role at United Trust Bank (UTB). He has been unveiled as the bank’s new head of asset finance with Harley…

    03 November 2020

  • NACFB virtual expo is hailed a great success

    With the restrictions on gatherings prohibiting the award-winning National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) Expo this year, organisers turned to digital to make it happen and what a success it was! Following the success…

    30 October 2020

  • Trick or Treat from Hope Capital? A. Treat!

    Gary Bailey, managing director of Hope Capital, believes the launch of two revamped bridging loan products will go down really well with brokers. Q. Trick or Treat from Hope Capital? A. Treat! Gary Bailey, managing director of Hope Capita…

    28 October 2020

  • New recruit impressed with Reward Finance Group’s eye for a deal

    Reward Finance Group's new business development manager David Baddiel says he is impressed with the flexibility and speed with which the Independent finance provider can turn around a deal. Baddiel, who has taken up the role in Reward's…

    26 October 2020

  • Fiduciam expects £200m CBILS loan requests after scheme extended

    Fiduciam CEO Johan Groothaert says the firm expects to receive a further £200million in requests for Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loans before the end of November. Groothaert was speaking after Chancellor Rishi Sun…

    15 October 2020

  • 10th anniversary and a record deal for Reward Finance Group

    A deal done in less than a week to help a client to refinance more than 70 commercial and residential properties has helped Reward Finance Group mark its 10th anniversary. The alternative finance provider has delivered a record £3.45millio…

    15 October 2020

  • Coronavirus-hit firms offered new speedy funding service by Fiducia Group

    Businesses will have fast access to a wide range of bespoke funding solutions thanks to a new asset finance division that has been launched by Fiducia Group. Marcus Grimshaw, who is the chief executive officer of Fiducia Group, says the mo…

    25 March 2020

  • BloomSmith completes first Shari'ah compliant VAT bridging loan

    There isn't too much that Nigel Smith, founder and director of BloomSmith hasn't seen when it comes to the world of VAT bridging loans. After all, as the head of BloomSmith he was involved in creating the VAT bridging market four years ago.…

    20 November 2019

  • Trading report suggests futures very bright for Bridging Vat

    Business is booming for Bridging Vat, the specialist lender advancing short terms loans for the VAT due on commercial property purchases. That's the undeniable message from company co-founder Alan Smith, who focuses on all aspects of the b…

    22 October 2019

  • Bridging loan keeps German arm of Thomas Cook in the air

    Thomas Cook may have collapsed in the UK but, thanks to a bridging loan from the German Government, the German operation of the company has been handed a lifeline. The business, which is the German Thomas Cook Group, airline Condor, has be…

    02 October 2019

  • Fiduciam takes huge pride in bolstering new-look Spanish team

    Fiduciam chief Johan Groothaert, says the firm is brimming with pride at the business's new-look Spanish team following the recruitment of three new members of staff. The additional team members mean that Fiduciam now boasts a Spanish team…

    01 October 2019

  • First charge buy-to-let mortgages launched by West One Loans

    Danny Waters says the launch by specialist lender West One Loans of a range of first charge buy-to-let mortgage products is evidence of the firm's commitment to providing a wider reach of products to meet the needs of borrowers. Waters, ch…

    13 June 2019

  • Mint Bridging separates teams for bridging and development

    A desire to provide broker partners with greater clarity has been the inspiration behind Mint Bridging announcing further enhancements to its offering, says the firm's managing director Andrew Lazare. He has revealed that Mint has separate…

    31 May 2019

  • Fiduciam delight as firm hits €10 million Euro lending in Spain

    Clint White, the head of property Lending at Fiduciam, has spoken of the company's delight after the business closed a €5.5 million bridging development loan in Spain. The deal was significant for many reasons, not least of which was that i…

    31 May 2019

  • Mint Bridging streamlines lending process in bid to deliver faster decisions

    Award-winning short-term bridging finance lender Mint Bridging has announced it has streamlined its process to deliver faster and better decisions for clients. Head of sales Sinead Moynihan comments, Mint has looked afresh at its sales and…

    23 May 2019

  • Mint Bridging teams up with FIBA at ‘exciting time for the market’

    Adam Tyler, executive chairman of the Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA), says Mint Bridging have chosen to join the organisation in what is an exciting period for the market. The award-winning, short-term bridging lend…

    15 May 2019

  • Finance meets fitness as Reward Finance Group helps company invest £500k in new gym machine

    Demand from gym-goers to take advantage of the very latest in fitness machine technology has led to Reward Finance Group helping the company behind the innovative equipment to invest £500,000 into the business. Speedflex, unlike traditiona…

    15 May 2019

  • Delight as bridging.com team prepares for launch!

    Commercial Director Ryan Ewen has spoken of his "pride and enthusiasm" after launching a business that has embraced the very latest technology in an exciting bid to help unify the bridging finance market. Ryan has lifted the lid on the ful…

    02 May 2019

  • High fives at Hope Capital! Business drives forward growth plans with hiring of new recruits

    Liverpool based bridging lender Hope Capital has trebled the size of its business development team by recruiting five new staff and a head of marketing as part of its growth strategy. The new staff will predominantly take up business devel…

    02 May 2019

  • Reward Finance Group rescues construction firm with £965,000 bridging finance deal

    Construction boss Lilliana Savchuk has told of her delight after managing to rescue her company from an issue that dragged the business into administration. But thanks to commercial finance support from funders Reward Finance Group, Lillia…

    02 May 2019

  • Century Capital’s new breakfast club proves to be a huge success

    An early-bird breakfast club created by Century Capital has been hailed as a huge success with the gathering of property professionals showering the event with huge praise. The launch this week -- an event which has been dubbed "Brexfast"…

    11 April 2019

  • Conrad Capital offers ground-breaking bridging loans secured against luxury assets

    Conrad Capital have launched ground-breaking, asset-backed bridging loans that will be secured exclusively against luxury assets allowing clients access to working capital. The new facility -- which ranges from £1million to £25million -- i…

    04 April 2019

  • Why communication is absolutely vital for bridging finance success...

    The key to a high performing short-term loan book is excellent communication with your borrowers as well as quality underwriting. That's according to Central Bridging director Brian West, who says that a proactive relationship with borrower…

    04 February 2019

  • Bloomsmith VAT bridging loan proves to be a landmark deal

    The challenges were clear for developers facing the prospect of transforming a landmark building with important historical value - but it was plain saying when it came to an aspect of the finance involved in the deal. This was the case tha…

    31 January 2019

  • BFS strikes deal to sponsor ‘Dragons' Den’ property TV show

    Bridging Finance Solutions' John Hardman has told of his delight at the business's deal to sponsor a new Dragons' Den-style TV programme being aired on the Sky Property channel next month. Mr Hardman, head of sales at the company, was spea…

    31 January 2019

  • Bridging finance ‘will remain strong’ despite Brexit chaos

    Demand for bridging finance will remain strong and it will continue to provide support for property investors despite the uncertainty over Brexit, says MT Finance's Gareth Lewis. That was his conclusion after absorbing the latest Bridging…

    31 January 2019

  • Ambitious musician hits right note with Century Capital help

    Century Capital have proved they are very much on song after helping an up-and-coming musician to fund a new home studio at the same time as home improvements were made. The company say they pride themselves in their status as a "fast, fle…

    31 January 2019

  • Delegates gear up for inaugural Development Finance Day

    An industry body is teaming up with a group of experts to help interested parties discover more about development finance and how to use bridging when funding property deals. Bridging Finance Solutions (BFS) is poised to launch its first D…

    16 January 2019

  • Century Capital flying high with loan to salvage airport deal

    Century Capital are on a high after negotiating a smooth landing for a client who was in danger of seeing a deal to set up a flying school fail to take off. And the business has further reasons to celebrate following the news of two senior…

    15 November 2018

  • Fiduciam target £250m lending after lowering interest rates on bridging loans

    Clint White, who is the head of property lending at Fiduciam, has set his sights high with a target to lend £250million in the next 12 months. He says that to achieve that number the business has to offer attractive interest rates and also…

    06 November 2018

  • Roma Finance expansion sees lender launch in Scotland

    The rapid expansion at Roma Finance, the bridging and development lender, continues apace and will continue to do so, says Tracey Martin. She is the head of sales at the company and has been speaking as Roma Finance moved to take its servi…

    01 November 2018

  • Brexit may be to blame for fall in regulated bridging loans

    Potential buyers taking stock of an impending Brexit may be behind regulated bridging loans falling in the third quarter to the lowest level since Q1 2015. That's according to Gareth Lewis, commercial director at MT Finance (mtf), as it wa…

    31 October 2018

  • Hope Capital targets next phase of growth strategy as it unveils rebranding

    Jonathan Sealey, CEO of Hope Capital says the business is ready to redouble its efforts to fulfil the ambition of growth that has seen the company more than double in size in the past year. Sealey’s comments come as it was announced that th…

    23 October 2018

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