Although many small to medium-sized businesses turn to high street banks for finance, many are using alternative finance. (more…)

Research by Market Financial Solution found that 48% of homeworkers did not purchase their home with a mortgage. (more…)

Following the Bank of England’s interest rate rise at the beginning of August, there was speculation that further rate rises would follow. The bridging finance market is less affected by Bank of England rate rises than other forms of lending (more…)

A poll by Bridging & Commercial found that 36% of respondents believed the majority of bridging finance was funded by private money, and 38% thought that private money accounted for a minority of the funding. (more…)

There has been a huge increase in specialist lenders acting as alternatives to large mainstream banks in the last ten years. Here we look at why. (more…)

The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has announced that their members reported that the total value of bridging loans issued had increased by 10.3% compared to the same period in 2017 (more…)

The latest Bridging Trends data revealed that regulated bridging loans fell to 36.8% of bridging lending in the second quarter of 2018. This is down from the first quarter’s figures of 43.7% of the total loans.

The total volume of bridging finance was £197.94 million in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of (more…)

The MTF Broker Sentiment Survey found that one third of brokers questioned said that development funding is the number one reason why they arranged bridging loans (more…)

A high number of bridging loan applications have been made in Wales in the first few months of 2018. (more…)

The latest Bridging Trends report revealed that 43.7% of bridging loans in the first quarter of 2018 were regulated and 56.3% unregulated. The percentage of regulated bridging loans have increased in this period. If (more…)