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  • 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

  • Bridging finance industry is buoyant according to new survey

    The bridging finance industry is in promising shape and continues to flourish. That's the conclusion of Gareth Lewis, commercial director at MT Finance (mtf) after a new survey showed a spike in demand. The desire for bridging loans increa…

    17 October 2018

  • UKAF land £150 million farm finance boost

    UK Agricultural Finance has struck a deal that brings in investment that will provide capital enabling the business to expand its loan book by £150+ million. And a delighted Robert Suss, co-CEO and co-founder of UK Agricultural Finance (…

    02 October 2018

  • How Aretha Franklin’s death turned probate finance focus on why you should have a will?

    When Aretha Franklin died aged 76 after battling pancreatic cancer the last thing on anyone's mind was her finances. But since her passing it has emerged that the musical megastar didn't have a will and that there was initially some confusi…

    25 September 2018

  • Suss tells of ‘delight’ at NatWest farm finance deal

    UK Agricultural Finance chief Robert Suss says he is thrilled to see the business become the first sector specialist lender included on the NatWest Capital Connections panel. The move means that the specialist agricultural business finan…

    24 September 2018

  • How bridging loans can solve commercial property VAT problems

    Buyers set to seal a deal on the purchase of a commercial property have been told they needn't panic when it comes to securing the short-term funding required to settle the VAT. Laurence Rutter, who is the CEO of principal lender VATBRIDGE…

    05 September 2018

  • HFBS bridging loan saves the day for property developer

    Holme Finance Bridging Solutions' Dan Yendall-Collings has lifted the lid on how the business came to the rescue of a developer who faced a disastrous conclusion to a property conversion. The businessman had the very real prospect of los…

    03 September 2018

  • Bridging Finance market is booming, says Roma Finance’s Marshall

    Scott Marshall, managing director at Roma Finance, has told how the business has seen a significant increase in bridging finance across the North West in the first half of the year. For all of England and Wales, H1 lending volumes for Roma…

    03 September 2018

  • Rise in exit strategies ahead of bridging loan applications

    Laura Carr, head of underwriting at Hope Capital, says the business is dealing with an increased number of brokers with clients who already have an exit strategy in place before applying for a bridging loan. Ordinarily clients get a bridgi…

    20 August 2018

  • Farmers may suffer 'cash shortfall' after bridging loans for severe weather

    The Scottish Government has been congratulated on offering bridging loans to farmers to help them overcome impact of adverse weather. But fears have emerged that the loans could mean farmers will have a cash shortfall when the loans have to…

    16 August 2018

  • Oblix Capital growth sparks rate reduction across bridging range

    Oblix Capital sales director Andy Reid believes the business is on course to fulfil the ambition to be a long-term partner for clients and intermediaries. Reid, who joined Oblix Capital in March, made his observation as the London-based sp…

    16 August 2018

  • Development Finance Rate Alert

    Gareth Lewis, commercial director at MT Finance (MTF), has lifted the lid on the reasoning behind the decision to launch a new heavy refurb range with reduced rates to support its brokers and clients. Short-term lender mtf has introduced…

    09 August 2018

  • How Fiduciam’s £15m loan saved the day for care homes

    Director Johan Groothaert says Fiduciam has ambitions to continue to expand after completing a £15million loan, its largest to date. Fiduciam, the bridging and marketplace lender, did the deal to enable a borrower to save their business wo…

    08 August 2018

  • Read all about it! Digital giant Google welcomes Bridging Directory into its fold

    We’re celebrating another milestone here at Bridging Directory — we’re now rubbing shoulders with the likes of The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Independent, to name but three, as an accredited news source with digital giant Google.…

    04 August 2018

  • How to harvest the best farm finance as Brexit looms

    The agricultural community is set to continue to look to buffer the potential loss of subsidies given the uncertainty of the effects of Brexit. That’s the verdict of Robert Suss, co-founder of UK Agricultural Finance, who predicts an incre…

    03 August 2018

  • Expert’s top tips to ensure bridging loan success

    An almost forensic examination of the details of a proposed bridging loan is more likely to ensure a successful undertaking, according to John Hardman, head of sales at Bridging Finance Solutions (BFS). And to help clients understand the…

    01 August 2018

  • Reward Finance receive extra £10 million investment from Foresight

    Reward Finance director Nick Smith has spoken about the continued growth of the business after receiving an additional £10 million investment from Foresight Group LLP to help fulfil the growing demand by SMEs for its business finance, trade…

    31 July 2018

  • Bridging loans boost property values, says MT Finance chief Lewis

    Gareth Lewis, commercial director at MT Finance (mtf), says funding a development project is the most popular use for bridging finance. Mr Lewis made his observation after seeing the latest results from the mtf Broker Sentiment Survey. It…

    25 July 2018

  • Hope springs eternal! Sealey says survey paints bright picture for bridging

    Jonathan Sealey, CEO of Hope Capital, has reiterated the company's commitment to offering the fastest turnaround times and ensuring transparency and flexibility.  His comments come after it was revealed that most brokers think they will in…

    28 June 2018

  • Dot com switch will boost Central Bridging digital footprint, says MD Clifford

    Managing director John Clifford believes Central Bridging (CBL) will get a significant digital boost thanks to a collaboration with pioneering media company FMG. Leading specialist finance provider CBL was advised to acquire and then switc…

    15 June 2018

  • Nehra's delight as Oblix raises new OSB £50m funding

    Anuj Nehra, managing director of Oblix Capital, has described raising a new £50million funding line from OneSavings Bank (OSB) as a “big step forward”. The move will provide additional capacity to support Oblix Capital clients with bridgin…

    11 June 2018

  • Gongs galore! Businesses accept prestigious awards at bridging ceremony

    Winners have been celebrating after the gongs were dished out at the prestigious 2018 Bridging & Commercial Awards. Some 20 businesses and individuals who excelled over the past 12 months were rewarded as the great and the good from th…

    08 June 2018

  • Tracey Martin appointed as new head of sales at Roma Finance

    Roma Finance managing director Scott Marshall says Tracey Martin joining the company as head of sales is “terrific news for the company”. The bridging and development lender has recruited Tracey as the company embarks on a new phase of gro…

    07 June 2018

  • Haverly relishes exciting new role at ‘can-do’ Reward Finance

    Reward Finance's Nick Smith says he is absolutely delighted to have made a key appointment in the company's Leeds office in the shape of Noel Haverly. Noel, who is very much seen as one of the region’s best-known SME funders, has joined th…

    04 June 2018

  • Cheers! Reward Finance step in to help three popular pubs flourish

    Nick Smith, sales and marketing director of Reward Finance, has raised a glass to a deal that has allowed a family to take ownership of three pubs. Reward Finance were able to demonstrate flexibility by settling a large inheritance tax bil…

    29 May 2018

  • New auction product supports ongoing success at Mint Bridging

    Mint Bridging managing director Andrew Lazare says the business is building on its continued success after developing a new auction product. Mr Lazare believes that the recently launched product will enable buyers to invest in auction prop…

    25 May 2018

  • Excitement builds ahead of NACFB Commercial Finance Expo 2018

    Graham Toy is busy gearing up for the annual NACFB Commercial Finance Expo 2018 next month -- and he is doing so with great enthusiasm. It is a particularly exciting run-up to the event for the NACFB CEO, as he has revealed that the expo wi…

    17 May 2018

  • New recruit Lewis excited at switching to MT Finance

    Gareth Lewis says it was an easy decision to make when he opted to join short-term finance lender MT Finance (MTF). And the new commercial director of the business adds that the opportunity to take up his new role comes at an exciting time.…

    15 May 2018

  • Lenders step in to fill liquidity gap, says MTF chief Aboody

    Tomer Aboody, director of short-term finance lender MT Finance (MTF), says specialist lenders are stepping in to meet the needs of borrowers and fill the liquidity gap. The MTF chief made his observation after it was revealed that property…

    14 May 2018

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