LATEST FROM THE NACFB

  • 25 years, eight Expos

    June 15, 2017

    I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your attention that our Commercial Finance Expo is just a few days away, on 21st June. This really is the biggest and best commercial expo in the UK and one that you cannot miss; the feedback year-on-year tells us just how much everyone looks forward to this event. Although this…

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  • Maslow Capital launches new senior debt product

    June 15, 2017

    In an illustration of how the UK property development finance market continues to shift away from traditional lenders, Maslow Capital has launched a new senior debt product, with rates from 5.65% above three month LIBOR. This is in addition to our pre-existing stretch senior offering; both products are aimed at loans from £2.5m-100m. The financial…

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  • Co-operation over competition

    June 15, 2017

    Alternative finance has grown at an unprecedented rate in the United Kingdom over the course of the last few years. As is the case with any fast-growing industry, the new sector has attracted many, often small, companies hoping to take advantage of the newly disrupted marketplace. Despite this extraordinary success story, however, there are now…

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  • UK commercial property market resilient to fears

    June 15, 2017

    Nine-year high (127,280) commercial property sales completed in 2016/17 Number of sales jumped 6% in just one year   Fears of a fall in commercial property transactions following the referendum have been shrugged off as purchases by investors hit a nine-year high of 127,280 in 2016/17, up 6% from 119,920 in 2015/16 says Lendy, Europe’s…

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  • A guide to loan grading

    June 15, 2017

    Credit scoring in the wider world is well-documented, and loved and hated in equal measure. But when it comes to accurate analysis in the alternative finance industry, there is huge variability across the platforms. Because the direct lending industry is relatively young within the finance sector, few platforms have had the chance to build up…

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  • Brexit uncertainty the biggest challenge for brokers

    June 15, 2017

    The factor most likely to affect brokers’ success or failure this year is uncertainty over the longer-term effects of Brexit. That’s one of the findings of the most recent broker sentiment survey from United Trust Bank. The survey, carried out in April this year, asked intermediaries from the fields of property and asset finance what…

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  • Positive’s new website set to support business growth

    June 15, 2017

    Positive Commercial Finance, the specialist broker, has launched a new, responsive website as property development finance business levels continue to increase. Designed and implemented by design agency Fury, the new website provides a number of functions to help visitors access the information required and interact with Positive online. Positive was the first broker to introduce…

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