Category: Bridging

As brokers seek to open up new income streams by diversifying their business activity, many are looking to the commercial mortgage sector to provide these…

A risky business

Professional indemnity insurance is a legal requirement for many within the financial services industry, but not, as yet, for commercial finance brokers. However as an…

Moving with the times

Increasing opportunities to use bridging finance as a short term funding vehicle are obviously welcome news for brokers who are faced with the combination of…

Up for the challenge?

In a country whose favourite topics of conversation are the weather, sport and house prices, this summer has seen the national media enjoy a field…

Package it up

The boom years of cheap credit and ever increasing capital values of properties has seen the residential and buy-to-let mortgage sector grow over the past…

Stop being crunched

On the 14th of September 2007, queues formed as savers at Northern Rock panicked and tried to retrieve as much of their money as they…

Depressed or positive?

Recent reports in the commercial world reflect the residential market in terms of doom and gloom. Headlines such as ‘Business failures rocket’ do not help…

Myths and legends

Many assumptions are made about the commercial finance market – one of the main ones being that because it isn’t regulated by the FSA it…

When trying to understand the current credit situation (and, more importantly, trying to judge when the market may start to recover) it is interesting to…

Commercial assets

Since the mid 1990s the securitisation process has helped ensure that the supply of mortgage finance was not restricted to the deposit monies held from…