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Brightstar partners with new introducer Bridging Loan Hub

Newly established short-term loan broker Bridging Loan Hub has partnered with Brightstar Financial and will introduce clients to the master broker.

The new firm is based in London and will generate enquiries for bridging loans through ‘organic and paid’ online searches, with all applications made on the website being handled by Brightstar.

Bridging Loan Hub was set up by digital marketing specialist Daniel Tannenbaum who says he is pleased to working with Brightstar and “recommend their services to our customers who will be able to access to the most effective and affordable finance to suit their requirements.”



InterBay enters bridging market

InterBay Commercial has launched into residential and commercial bridging finance for property investors. Rates start from 0.44 per cent. The lender will initially sell through a small broker panel. The lender is targetting borrowers who want to buy a new home or raise capital against an existing buy-to-let, HMO or commercial property. InterBay will also […]


Borro withdraws from bridging market and announces new CEO

Secured lending specialist Borro has announced that it will withdraw from the property bridging loan market due to overcrowding of the market and ‘decreasing property values.’ The specialist lender has said it will now concentrate on its luxury asset finance activities. The move follows the resignation of chief executive and founder Paul Aitken last month. […]


Bridging Watch: Refurb clients are good prospects

The purposes for property refurbishment are extensive and bridging can be the flexible friend that enables it to happen Refurbishment is a key area of demand for bridging loans. Increasing numbers of people recognise the money to be made from the refurbishment of a property – and the value a short-term bridging loan can add, […]

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England vs Australia: pensions

Well, the cricket season is here, and England and Australia are stepping up to the wicket. Although we compete with each other in the sporting world, when it comes to pensions, Australia’s pension programme is held up as a model for our auto-enrolment initiative. Auto-enrolment was introduced because people weren’t saving enough into their pensions, and it is still early days but signs are positive. However, in Australia, saving into a pension is compulsory, and in fact employers are the ones who have to pay in. Employees in Australia can make additional contributions into their pensions, but they don’t have to. Should the onus be on the employer or employee to save? Well in the UK we think it’s both, but to get ‘adequate’ savings for retirement it’s the employee who has to pay more in.


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