LATEST FROM THE NACFB

  • The NACFB is on the move

    June 21, 2018

    Following on from your feedback, I am keen to continue to relay and communicate more clearly all the things we are doing on your behalf to make your boat go faster. So I’m using this platform to outline some of the key items that the team and I have been working hard on recently and…

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  • Funding Circle helped unlock 45,000 UK jobs in 2017

    June 21, 2018

    A new report published by Oxford Economics revealed that lending through Funding Circle, the global small business loans platform, unlocked 45,000 jobs in the UK in 2017. Launched in 2010, Funding Circle facilitates lending from a wide range of investors to small businesses in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands. In 2017, investors lent…

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  • Seven-day second charge for fast portfolio extension

    June 21, 2018

    The directors of an investment company, who own nearly 250 properties, are set to grow their portfolio after Together delivered funding secured against part of their buy-to-let empire in just seven days. The lender provided a second charge loan over 26 of their rental homes, worth £3.5m, and owned by the high net worth customers…

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  • The broker-lender conundrum

    June 21, 2018

    For commercial finance brokers, working with a variety of lenders is paramount to helping UK small and medium-sized businesses succeed. When thinking about their special relationship, two interesting trends have emerged over the years: lenders are becoming more specialised, while brokers are diversifying their offering. As counter-intuitive as this may sound, both developments will benefit…

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  • Development lending as a service

    June 21, 2018

    In the past 18 months, the development market has seen a sharp rise in finance providers. In particular, we’ve witnessed a number of bridging lenders moving into the space. While an increase in funding options seems to be a positive change for brokers and borrowers, we are seeing that this product shift isn’t always seamless….

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  • Buy-to-let investor plans long-term growth

    June 21, 2018

    Since relocating to Lincolnshire from London in 1999, property investor Tom Regis has built up a healthy portfolio of buy-to-let and commercial buildings. His business model focuses heavily on owning rather than selling. “My business is buying property, making it better, letting it out and then borrowing against it at a higher value,” said Tom….

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  • Just 33 days left

    May 17, 2018

    We have listened to your feedback from last month’s Broker Days in London, Manchester and Birmingham and we are keen to communicate more clearly all the things we are doing on your behalf to ‘make your boat go faster’. As such, I have again outlined below some of the key items that the team is working…

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