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Category: Loans

The analysis from the independent financial comparison website reveals a major shift towards stricter income requirements compared to six months ago when only a third…

I work with Estate agents in the Bournemouth area and I have seen 12, yes 12 first time buyers in the last 3 weeks. All…

There were 35,000 loans for house purchase worth £5 billion in September, down 15% in volume and 15% in value from August, and less than…

Consolidation is the key

Secured loans have undergone somewhat of a renaissance over recent years. With many unable to move up the property ladder, an increasing number of borrowers…

Bridging loans

The changes in the economy that have affected the financial market in the last year are limiting the scope for secured loans and private mortgages.…

As a description for a property, the word ‘interesting’ can often be a euphemism for ‘needs loads of work done to make it habitable’. It…

A year of two halves

As Christmas approaches, the secured loans turkey is not looking quite as plump and succulent as it did this time last year. But to put…

Staying out of the glare

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has recently penalised three firms found failing to meet its requirements during the non-conforming investigations published in July. All three…

Mind the gap

A key driver of the growth in the bridging loan sector has been the increasing realisation by brokers that short-term or bridging loans have the…

Overcoming the obstacles

How often do members of staff attend appraisal meetings that are vague and ineffective at best and a complete waste of time at worst? Only…