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Brightstar Financial teams up with Positive Solutions

Positive Solutions has appointed Brightstar Financial as partner of choice for its IFA Partners.

Positive Solutions’ IFA Partners wishing to place clients for specialist first charge mortgages, secured loans, bridging finance and commercial funding, now have access to Brightstar’s service.

Rob Jupp, managing director at Brightstar Financial, says “To say that we are delighted to become a lending partner for Positive Solutions would be an understatement. For Brightstar, which has been operating for little over one year, this is a massive vote of confidence in the quality of the team we have built here, all of whom bring many years of experience in the lending industry to assisting brokers with complicated and complex cases.”


We need 100% deals and sub-prime, says PR guru

The sub-prime market and 100% LTV loans must come back for the housing market to recover, says industry PR guru John Wriglesworth. Since the financial crisis, sub-prime mortgages have ceased to exist and 100% mortgages have significantly reduced in number. Last year gross mortgage lending totalled around £140bn and the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries last […]

Brokers are in the dark about FSA replacement

Just one in 20 brokers are able to name the Financial Conduct Authority as the replacement for the Financial Services Authority due to commence in 2013, a study shows. The poll of 100 brokers also found that only two-thirds knew the FSA was even being replaced by the FCA next year. Chris Clare, director […]

High street woes propel bridging towards peak

The bridging sector is forecast to hit £1.5bn by the end of the year, although some believe the market is close to its peak. Last week West One Loans claimed the value of the industry has broken the £1bn barrier for the first time and is set to reach £1.5bn by the end of 2012. […]

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Guide: Johnson Fleming produces auto-enrolment checklist

For a job as big as managing the auto-enrolment changes, it’s important to know what has been completed and what still lies in front of you to give you the reassurance that everything is in hand. Getting the planning and project management right at the outset can help you see the path ahead and ensure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. To help with this, Johnson Fleming has produced a checklist outlining every step that needs to be taken when preparing for auto-enrolment.


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