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Flexible lending through bridging

Despite revolutionary, rather than evolutionary, recent changes in the sector, traditional preconceptions and indeed misconceptions remain commonplace. Whilst the industry has worked hard to overcome this stigma, allying itself with governing bodies and regulatory authorities, many potential customers including brokers, […]

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Conquering misconceptions in bridging

There appears to be a number of misconceptions about bridging, one of them is that it is extremely risky lending. It is an incorrect assumption that bridging finance read more »

Fees – Are brokers worth the money?

Mark Jones from Omega Commercial Solutions speaks to BA about fees.  One area I am sure is commonly queried with all commercial mortgage brokers is that of fees; why read more »

Capital Bridging: Your guide to a speedy application

In addition to the fundamental training of our underwriters, Capital Bridging’s in-house training programme also pays particular attention to how staff can support the education of its
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A guide to Joint Ventures

The most common interpretation of a joint venture (JV) conjures up the image of a land owner who does not have the required experience to access a development read more »

The Great Debate: Re-type valuations

This week B&C Distributor hosts a debate on whether valuations should be reused between lenders.

Some would argue that retype valuations would speed up the application process and prevent
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Broker Guide: Lending as a broker

With Watts Bridging Finance recently becoming a member of the astl, Director Phil Gray speaks to BA about becoming a ‘broker lender’. Watts Commercial Finance is one of the read more »

Survival guide for new bridging lenders

With many new lenders entering the market, Bridging Advisor heard from Funding 365, a lender now approaching its first anniversary, as it reflects upon lessons learnt over the read more »

Paying the price

There is an old saying that you get what you pay for in life. There is another about people who understand the cost of everything and the value read more »

The role of the Packager

The term 'mortgage packager' is one that some were glad to leave behind when the Credit Crunch of 2007 and 2008 hit. Many 'packagers' were forced to close read more »