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Strong role for brokers and industry optimism at Complete FS Expo

28th September 2017

Optimism for the future of the specialist lending sector and the increasingly important role that brokers can play in the lending market...

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Bridging Watch

8th June 2017, by Phil Jay

As complexity levels grow, advisers are in a prime position to drive the lending steam train rather than stoke the engine...

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Bridging, Brexit and the General Election

5th May 2017, by Tony Salentino

With Article 50 triggering the formal process of the UK leaving the European Union beginning in earnest and an impending General Election added to the mix...

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Bridging Watch

28th February 2017, by Phil Jay

As complexity levels grow, advisers are in a prime position to drive the lending steam train rather than stoke the engine...

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Bridging Watch

13th July 2016, by Phil Jay

Plenty of words have been written about the Brexit result but a period of uncertainty is inevitable. Understandably, some lenders...

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Bridging Watch

4th May 2016, by Phil Jay

I would like to start this article by drawing your attention to an event which I believe demonstrates the positivity that drives the bridging market...

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Tony Salentino replying to direct access to underwriters

3rd May 2016, by Tony Salentino

Complete FS’ Director, Tony Salentino responding to the call from brokers to have direct access to underwriters...

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Bridging Watch

25th February 2016, by Phil Jay

While there may be a difference in the actual numbers, any bridging statistics you look at for 2015 will agree on one thing...

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Bridging Watch

23rd November 2015, by Phil Jay

I am sure there is going to be plenty of press of the looking back and looking forward variety in the weeks to come. It is the time of the year to take stock...

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Bridging Watch

15th September 2015, by Phil Jay

So the bridging market is about to breach the £3 billion mark for the first time and might probably have done so when this edition of Mortgage Strategy is published...

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Bridging going from strength to strength

7th July 2015, by Phil Jay

'You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink' is an age old proverb. This particular proverb has been in continuous use since the 12th century...

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Pension freedom, buy to let and the ethical standpoint

26th June 2015, by Tony Salentino

Should mortgage advisers check the client understands the consequences of using their pension fund to purchase a BTL property...

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Doing the Right Thing

3rd June 2015, by Tony Salentino

Second-charge mortgage lenders have been battling it out with their product offerings in recent months but are they hitting the spot...

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FCA must make Europe

3rd June 2015, by Tony Salentino

At the heart of this problem lies the huge change in lenders' psychology stemming from the MMR. The shift in accountability to lenders for client...

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Short-term finance but long-term quality

6th May 2015, by Phil Jay

Although we are talking about short-term finance, we cannot afford to do other than a first-class job in procuring the best deal in all cases.

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Complete FS looks to grow BTL Business in 2015

19th February 2015, by Tony Salentino

Complete FS, the national specialist lending packager, is looking at a bumper year for the BTL market in 2015.

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Bridging Watch

18th November 2014, by Phil Jay

I will leave it to others to sum up the best and worst of 2014, suffice to say that for all the concerns that swirl around the.

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Mortgage Strategy

19th September 2014, by Phil Jay

Just how viable the bridging market is, was brought home to me having read the latest ASTL data for the quarter ending 30 June 2014.

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Lending to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

4th July 2014, by Tony Salentino

Lending to individuals continues at pace despite some slowing of the market, thanks in no small part to the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), but SME lending continues to lag behind.

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The Bridging Sector is Growing

3rd July 2014, by Phil Jay

The growth in prominence of the bridging sector is evident, and looking at the current state of the property market it’s not difficult to see why.

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Bridging for Buy To Let

10th June 2014, by Phil Jay

It is quite common for buy to let landlords to buy property that requires a certain amount of refurbishment as they seek to buy a bargain.

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Pension regulation boosts BTL?

3rd June 2014, by Phil Jay

The unexpected intervention by the Chancellor in the Budget, announcing the unshackling of the way in which pension lump sums can be taken, has put a glint in the eye of BTL lenders as they anticipate a sharp growth in the sale of property.

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Office to residential conversion opportunity

5th May 2014, by Phil Jay

In early 2013 a change in development rights enabled owners of property with B1 class of use to convert their property from office based property to residential ( C 3 use ).

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Short Term Lending

30th April 2014, by Phil Jay

As we continue to dissect the fallout from the Budget for do-ers, savers and candlestick makers – or something like that – there is hardly time to breathe as the spring rush is firmly upon us.

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Buy to let continues to be an attractive market

2nd April 2014, by Phil Jay

A recent survey of the buy to let market showed that 1 in 8 mortgages are buy to let mortgages, average rent rises are around 2.5% per annum and 4 in 5 investors plan to live off property rental income.

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Tips for getting a mortgage

26th March 2014, by Tony Salentino

Are you a first time buyer or simply looking to move home or do some home improvements. With the introduction of MMR from the end of April there is greater emphasis on lenders to ensure that you can afford their products.

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Where do you go for Development Finance

11th March 2014, by Phil Jay

Talking to brokers about development finance they repeatedly tell me that high street banks tend to find more reasons not to lend than they do to lend.

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Advice for Re-Mortgaging

23rd January 2014, by Tony Salentino

People re-mortgage for a number of reasons. The most common one is for home improvements but sometimes it is to capital raise for other projects or to consolidate debt.

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Secured Loans Solutions

12th December 2013, by Tony Salentino

A re-mortgage has long been viewed as providing a relatively cheap way of raising money. The rates obtainable on a mortgage are of course far less than those on unsecured loans.

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95% LTV Mortgages

8th October 2013, by Tony Salentino

Not that many years ago and prior to the so called credit crunch and banking crisis many home owners were able to borrow up to 95% of the value of their property.

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