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  • A lender’s ideal development finance proposal

    March 21, 2014

      Although the High Street Banks still show little sign of increasing their appetite for development finance, some lenders, such as United Trust Bank, continued to fund developers throughout the credit crunch and are now increasing their business as the demand for new housing grows. However, obtaining development finance is no longer a simple matter…

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  • The most important question…

    March 21, 2014

      It has been said that in a gold rush, the only people to make real money are the traders selling shovels. What was true in 1840’s California was also true in Britain’s seafaring heyday.  The merchant adventurers who sailed the high seas at huge risk for enormous profits risked everything while the wharf owners…

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  • Target locked: The next £1 billion

    January 24, 2014

      A few months ago we proudly announced that commercial lending to NACFB brokers exceeded £10 billion for the first time since the financial crash. This continues an upward trend that’s leaped by an average of £1 billion extra per year. I’ve know the willingness and commitment to lend is there, so part of the…

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  • Packager completes £12m development loan

    January 24, 2014

      Positive Development Finance rounded off a 2013 with the completion of a loan on a £12 million development project. The mixed-use scheme on the South Coast has been funded by a private lender at over 70 per cent LTV on day one to refinance the current mortgage. Then funding 100 per cent of the…

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  • Single invoice finance growth triples

    January 24, 2014

      As a company firmly in the alternative finance sector, it was unsurprising to see an uplift in enquiries during 2013, and very encouraging that the last quarter brought with it a threefold increase in the number of broker introductions. It seems the selective invoice finance sector is maturing as an established product. Tandem Invoice…

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  • An injection of innovation

    January 24, 2014

    There’s a new player in the mortgage market and its product isn’t just new, it’s revolutionary. There are no monthly payments, with the Partnership Mortgage and Castle Trust receiving nothing from the borrower until they redeem the mortgage. At that point Castle Trust gets a share of any increase in the value of the mortgaged…

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  • Trade Finance: Weathering the storm

    January 24, 2014

      The UK firmly remains a net importer of goods, by a mere £53 billion in 2012. Despite headlines of a surge in “on-shoring” of UK manufacturing and a boost to UK exports, the difference between import and export values have changed little over the last five years. If there is a change it is…

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