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Category: Bridging

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…

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.…