Demand for property development finance is set to rise in 2020. Here’s why…

Development finance has experienced impressive growth over the past decade or so, but to many the term may still be unclear. Put simply, it is a form of alternative finance — a lending mechanism that sits outside the channels of traditional finance institutions — that is used by property developers […]

Peer To Peer Lending: What Are The Changes?

Leading Peer to Peer lending property specialist, Sourced Capital, looks at the recent regulatory changes to the P2P sector and answer some of the most common questions surrounding them received by those investing via their platform. The new FCA regulations At the end of last year (Monday 9th December), a […]

How to Get a Mortgage with Bad Credit

For many people, the thought of climbing onto the property ladder can be a far & daunting prospect. Even the first step seems like an impossible task, with many Millennials and Gen Y’s believing that they’re never going to escape the renting lifestyle. This feeling isn’t solely shared by younger […]

What is the ‘Six Month Rule’, and why do we have it?

Put simply, the ‘Six Month Rule’ says that if you buy a property you can’t finance or refinance within six months of purchase. Or, if you finance or refinance a property, you can’t then refinance within 6 months of financing or refinancing. So, as an example, if you buy a […]

More landlords shift to two-year fixed buy to let deals

Are more landlords looking for a short-term solution to ride out the economic and political chaos created by Brexit? That is the question posed after specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited revealed a growing number of two-year fixed rate buy to let applications, in the first half of […]

Why you should use a Buy to Let Mortgage Broker

The buy to let mortgage market has undergone tumultuous change in the past few years and has impacted on landlords’ bottom lines. Andrew Turner, chief executive at Commercial Trust Limited, explains why a conversation with a specialist buy to let mortgage broker could make a difference to maintaining profit. The […]

Choosing The Right Mortgage Lender

More mortgage choice means it’s more important than ever to choose the right lender Alpa Bhakta, CEO, Butterfield Mortgages Limited Recent years have seen a substantial increase in the number of mortgage products available on the market. Between 2016 and 2018, an additional 4,212 products were introduced into the residential […]