Brightstar launches specialist lending workshops

Michael Lloyd

May 8, 2018

Brightstar Financial has partnered with lenders to launch specialist lending workshops that are designed to help brokers engage with the market.

On Thursday 7 June, Brightstar is inviting brokers already involved with specialist lending to discuss their cases directly with experts at the Brightstar clinic, meet some of the biggest specialist lenders in the market and learn new ways to upskill and diversify into additional lending areas.

Then, on Thursday 21 June, Brightstar is running a workshop for brokers who don’t currently have the time or knowledge to offer specialist solutions to their clients. There will be information on how they can increase their income potential by referring enquiries to an expert.

Michelle Westley, head of marketing at Brightstar Financial, said: “Financial inclusion is a key part of the vision the FCA announced last year and the regulator wants everyone to be able to access the financial products they need.

“For a growing number of borrowers, this means speaking to an adviser who can provide them with a specialist lending solution and, for brokers, it’s a great opportunity to build a robust income stream at a time when more mainstream business is under threat from automated advice processes.

“Our purpose is to support every broker in providing the right solution for their clients. For firms that take a more hands-on approach to specialist lending, we can provide the expertise to upskill and diversify and for firms whose core business model lies in other areas, we say – you don’t need to be an expert, you just need 60 seconds to talk to Brightstar.”

The workshops are taking place in partnership with Magellan Homeloans, InterBay Commercial, United Trust Bank, Pepper Money, Kensington and TML and will be held at Brightstar headquarters in Billericay, Essex.

Both workshops will cover specialist residential lending, complex buy-to-let, second charge mortgages, short-term lending, commercial finance, and unsecured loans.

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