Latest Press & Blog


FIBA Partner United Trust Bank completes its largest ever Second Charge Mortgage

05 Dec 2019

United Trust Bank has completed a £352,000 Second Charge Mortgage.


Our FIBA friends in the North

27 Nov 2019

For many years I have been coming to see Lenders in and around the North West and this is still a very regular occurrence. There may have been a few additions and some changes to others, but essentially the strong presence remains, indeed the North West Lenders have gone from strength to strength.


FIBA Partner Funding 365 Rescues Deal with Innovative Thirdfort Software

26 Nov 2019

Funding 365 has saved an unusual commercial bridging deal by employing client onboarding software provided by Thirdfort. The £195,000 bridging loan secured against offices and retail space in the East Midlands was for a corporate borrower with a major shareholder who was sailing a yacht off the coast of Australia.


Let's get ahead of the curve

22 Nov 2019

Following on from last month’s article, I want to take a look at another area of particular interest, where, by acting together, we would help the sector prepare for the likely increase in regulatory oversight ahead of the actual event.


FIBA Partner Roma Finance lend £716k re-bridge for a development opportunity

18 Nov 2019

Roma Finance, the bridging and development lender, provided 100% funding for a customer to acquire a development site with planning permission.


FIBA - commercial finance specialists should broaden their lender panels now

04 Nov 2019

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) is asking members and non- members to heed the warnings in the Bank of England’s latest quarterly credit conditions survey about lenders cutting access to funding in Q4 and beyond.


United Trust Bank: Over two thirds of brokers predict they will write more bridging business this year

31 Oct 2019

Over two thirds (69%) of brokers expect to write more bridging business this year than they did in 2018, according to UTB’s most recent Broker Sentiment Poll, and lender flexibility is cited as the main reason their volume of bridging business has increased.


FIBA welcomes Tuscan Capital to growing lender panel

24 Oct 2019

Commercial finance trade body, FIBA, has announced the appointment of short term bridging lender, Tuscan Capital, to its lender panel.


FIBA Partner Roma Finance lends £1.85m in largest ever case

22 Oct 2019

Roma Finance, the bridging and development finance lender, has provided a loan of £1.85m in its largest ever case.


FIBA Partner Funding 365 Delivers £1.1million Auction Finance at 0.59%

21 Oct 2019

Funding 365 has delivered yet another unregulated bridging loan at 0.59% per month, this time to enable a borrower to complete their auction purchase of a house in North London.