Category: Bridging

Widening your boundaries

While the situation in the current mortgage market could never be described as ‘rosy’ it is still apparent there are a number of opportunities available…

During the current downturn in the residential market, it makes sense for brokers to think about getting more involved in commercial mortgages, as the need…

The end of a turbulent year

As we draw to the close of 2007, the mortgage market remains in an unsettled state, with funding scarce, volumes down, and no early recovery…

Breaking the mould

In financial services there is much talk and advice given to clients regarding diversification and ensuring they spread their risk across a variety of investments.…

Time for some direct action

When lenders tighten their criteria – which is the prevailing situation at the moment – experienced and strategically committed broker firms have the best chances…

Commercial update

Commercial mortgages are more than just the flavour of the month. They are turning into the flavour of the year. Not only are brokers waking…

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.…