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MFS begins pilot for BTL mortgages

13 Oct 2021

Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has today announced a soft launch of a new buy-to-let (BTL) proposition, which is being tested through a small number of brokers ahead of a wider launch in 2022.

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NEW: Buy to let range launched from InterBay Commercial

12 Oct 2021

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first dedicated buy to let mortgage, a product which has transformed the UK’s housing market. In the quarter of a century since, the private rented sector has virtually doubled in size, growing from 2.4 million properties in 1996 to 4.4 million today and now accounts for 19% of the country’s households*.

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The real use of technology in Specialist Finance

30 Sep 2021

In recent months we have looked at technology and its use in specialist finance, it is now time to reveal some of that in more detail as FIBA rolls out its member benefit programme embracing its use amongst the specialist finance broker community. We are going to consider three real life examples and we are also going to include the thoughts of their founders and operators.

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What next for Specialist Property Finance. MI July 2021

30 Sep 2021

As we all collect our thoughts and take stock post June 30th, I am sure there will be many lines in the press dedicated to the residential market, but what about the commercial space? How is this going to react for the remainder of 2021? There have been some record numbers delivered over the last 18 months from our Lender Partners at FIBA.

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A way ahead for Specialist Property Finance June 2021

30 Sep 2021

Increased regulatory oversight in 2021 will affect us all perhaps more than just the introduction of the changes to Fee Disclosure from the FCA that came into force at the end of January. The form of its likely implementation across Specialist Property Finance is now a strong topic of discussion as we aim to get ahead of the likely consequences, by proactively looking at areas which need addressing and implement those changes ourselves before having conditions thrust upon us fully.

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Mortgage Clubs – a new way forward for Specialist Finance

30 Sep 2021

How many of us have tapped into a mortgage club in order to get access to ‘exclusive’ products that are not available to the individual adviser sourcing in the normal way? This may be familiar to the reader or something they have only heard about in the residential mortgage market. But after nearly six months of trialling an addition to the SimplyBiz Mortgage Club with our Commercial partners from FIBA, we are preparing to expand our offering.

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Mortgage Introducer April 2021

30 Sep 2021

When it comes down to it, a financial intermediary is wholly reliant on the number of funders that they have available at any one time. The wider the range the more likelihood of success, the fewer they have access to, the more limited the opportunities  become for them and their customer.