Category: Bridging

Surviving the crisis

The current lack of liquidity and change in credit appetite within the wholesale finance markets, and its probable consequences, has been widely covered in the…

New tricks

In last month’s commercial column I wrote about the useful lessons that the commercial lending sector can learn from the more established intermediary residential mortgage…

The generation game

The generation gap is a legendary phenomenon, with each successive generation thinking that their elders are reactionary old-timers who don’t have a clue about the…

Getting the message

Lenders and brokers, whether residential or commercial, are now trading in a very fast changing landscape, where competition for business is becoming ever more intense.…

A market facelift

The commercial sector has undergone a dramatic resurgence over recent years, spurred on by technological advances and changing social situations. With buy-to-let continuing to dominate…

In the residential mortgage market, although it is estimated that 11 per cent of all housing stock is held by private investors, owner occupiers are…

Brokers and lenders in the commercial mortgage sector will have been cheered by the latest research published by Savills in its monthly Commercial Development Activity…

Commercial online

There are a growing number of commercial mortgage lenders in the UK market, all putting out a strong message to residential brokers about how they…

The business of BDMs

In terms of new arrivals, the specialist market is becoming hugely crowded as a host of new lenders have been joined by more intermediaries focusing…

Raising standards

The UK mortgage industry is already wedded to broker distribution, with estimates of the proportion of residential mortgage business flowing through brokers now consistently above…