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Guaranteeing your bridge exit

In this article for Bridging & Commercial, CEO of Connect for Intermediaries Liz Syms outlines how to guarantee your bridge exit. I wrote last month about making sure you carefully consider your client’s exit route when recommending a bridge loan. In particular, understanding what the lenders’ fees and processes will be if your client ends up …

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The benefits of using short term finance for commercial property

In this article for Bridging Introducer, Sales Director of Connect for Intermediaries, Kevin Thomson, outlines the benefits of using short term finance for commercial property. There has been huge growth in short-term finance over recent years, both in terms of the popularity of this type of funding, and the number of specialist short term finance lenders …

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Development Finance

In this article for Bridging Introducer, Kevin Thomson, Sales Director at Connect, discusses development finance. Into 2019 and the B-word continues to be on everyone’s lips! Some brokers are“waiting for it to be over” while others are making the most of the opportunities that exist and will continue to do so. There continues to be …

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Creative use of planning and refurbishment can boost yield and value

In this article for Mortgage Solutions, Liz Syms discusses how the creative use of planning and refurbishment can boost yield and value for landlord clients. The tax changes on buy-to-let properties have definitely dented the income for some landlords, however, there are still ways to make money. Rather than chasing yields some professional landlords are …

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Obtaining the correct FCA regulation

In this article for Financial Reporter, Liz Syms advises on how to obtain the correct FCA regulation. Despite all the FCA reviews of the market, there are still a number of regulatory anomalies. To arrange a residential mortgage, you need a regulated mortgage permission. To arrange insurance, you need the insurance mediation permission. But after …

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