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All quiet on the Westminster front

10 Oct 2019

After all the images and news clips over many months of the Houses of Parliament both inside and out of confusion and noise, it was a strange experience to walk through Central Lobby this week with footsteps echoing off the walls with no other sound.

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FIBA Partner Fiduciam expands into Scotland

10 Oct 2019

Bridging lender Fiduciam has expanded into Scotland and has now completed its first transaction there, enabling the refinancing of a Glasgow care home. This follows the opening of Fiduciam’s Manchester office in May this year, giving it the opportunity to grow its lending activities in the north of England and now into Scotland.

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FIBA welcomes Pension-led funding to its Lender Panel

08 Oct 2019

The Financial Intermediary and Brokers Association (FIBA) has extended its range of lending options for members with the appointment of Pension-led funding, a subsidiary of Clifton Asset Management, to its lender panel.

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Trade body FIBA is currently busy campaigning for more transparency in the Short Term Lending market.

19 Sep 2019

It is collecting information around default fees from all its lender partners and aims to publish that information within its lender directory so their brokers members can see it when advising a customer.

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The State of Commercial Finance in the UK

11 Sep 2019

In July, Spotcap spoke to over 130 commercial finance intermediaries and collected their views on the current state and future of SME lending. By speaking to those who help UK businesses source funding we wanted to gather more insights into the £28 billion SME finance market. Intermediaries play a crucial role here, yet often go unrecognised.

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Blacks Connect Solicitors joins FIBA's Professional Partners Panel

04 Sep 2019

Specialist property finance trade body, FIBA, has appointed Blacks Connect to its panel of professional partners to provide legal services to FIBA members’ customers.

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FIBA Partner Funding 365 Launches Flexible 3 Year Property Loan Products

04 Sep 2019

Funding 365 has today announced the launch of two innovative 3 year loan products, designed to be the solution for borrowers looking for highly bespoke property loans for a longer term than a bridge.

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Simon Conn: Brexit and currency fluctuations behind higher foreign property purchase costs

16 Aug 2019

Uncertainty over Brexit and currency fluctuations have been blamed for the increased cost of buying a property in Europe and the USA.

Overseas property and finance specialist Simon Conn has seen an influx of enquiries from clients who were previously paying cash, or required a smaller mortgage, now having to either borrow more or take out a loan where one was not previously required.

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FIBA Partner MFS completes £17.64 million bridging loan

14 Aug 2019

Of all the different scenarios bridging loans can be used for, at Market Financial Solutions we are renowned for our delivery of tailored, specialist finance packages to support residential and buy-to-let investments.

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Looking for more transparency

08 Aug 2019

One of the guiding principles on which FIBA was established is that we strive to ensure that standards in the industry are maintained but also improved. Recently, we have taken the opportunity to look at the subject of transparency around the fee structures of some specialist property finance lenders and in this particular case, short term lenders.