I would hope the new build landscape will feel a positive impact starting from the end of 2018 as it will take time to clarify government policy, access new funds and to physically build homes.
All development lenders worth their salt should have a profound understanding of various construction techniques.
Specialists may be needed in certain areas going forward
Historically low interest rates also have been blamed for enabling struggling companies to limp on without being forced to restructure.
With the importance attached to both existing and new relationships attracting so much attention at the moment is it time to make sure you are making the best of yours?
Reassurances are needed now before decisions are made to relocate banking staff. This is all too important to ignore.
It would be very surprising not to see larger lenders not just opening up but also potentially squaring the circle by offer equity release products as well.
Local advice is still valued, just ask your customers.
We are in the process of rolling out our new broker platform and HSBC looks forward to working with our intermediary partners throughout the year.
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