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Santander is considering a launch into the equity release sector next year. There are few details about what its proposition may look like but the bank has confirmed it is considering launching a lifetime mortgage. A spokesman for Santander says: “As a responsible lender it is right we consider all options for allowing customers to […]
There is still a solid platform for broker and lenders to survive despite a slowdown in lending activity as a result of Bank of England intervention, slowing house price growth and the MMR. In the last quarter of 2013 and the first half of 2014, the growth in mortgage volumes came from a burgeoning transaction […]
Former Association of Bridging Professionals chairman Sidney Cohen passed away last week. The popular Cohen began his career as a broker before joining Cheval as director of marketing in 1998, where he remained until 2005 before joining Affirmative Finance. Most recently, Cohen was acting as consultant for Masthaven. Cohen was appointed chairman of the AoBP […]
Alternative lenders are increasingly offering short-term funding when high-street lenders are closed. Like Tesco Metro or Sainsbury’s Local, they compete on availability and easy access. They fill a niche and often the difference in pricing is not as great as assumed. After all, a bridging loan is a short-term facility for between three and 12 […]
With Germany’s strong economic growth leading the eurozone’s recovery, many UK businesses are keen to be part of the success story: recent data shows that there are currently more than 280,000* employees working for a UK-controlled company in the country.
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