Opinion

5 years ago We homo sapiens are gregarious, social creatures. It's a vital characteristic that gave us the edge over other early humanoid species and helped clear the way for our eventual domination of life on...

5 years ago Lending by the banks remains severely constrained, fact. Despite the strenuous efforts made by their press offices to convince us otherwise, the bankers are still not lending...

5 years ago In terms of bridging product and process innovation, I thought 2013 got off to a pretty sluggish start. My colleagues and I came back from the festive holidays full...

5 years ago Shortly before stepping down as Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King faced the BBC's most polite form of interrogation - by putting in an appearance on Desert Island Discs...

5 years ago Much has been made of the 'First-Time Buyer Boom' in recent days with many commentators highlighting that loan-to-value ratios have surpassed 80 per cent for those buying their first property...

5 years ago So there you have it: the Funding for Lending scheme - the joint initiative of the Bank of England and HM Treasury - appears to have been a bit of a flop since its launch last year...

5 years ago Some of you will doubtless have seen the exciting (for us anyway) news that the Omni Capital brand is expanding. Announced to the world earlier this week, our parent business – Chris Candy-backed...

5 years ago I enjoyed a very pleasant lunch last week with a heavyweight industry insider. Neither a lender nor a broker, he's nevertheless well-connected and informed...

6 years ago I was privileged last week to be asked to co-present at an invitation-only seminar for brokers interested in learning more about the many opportunities offered by bridging...

6 years ago They say that a sign of getting old is noticing how quickly time starts to pass: one minute you're laying out the breakfast things and the next… well, you're laying out the breakfast things...

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