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Bridging Trends testament to industry’s versatility

Earlier today, the latest Bridging Trends data was released. Compiled by us here at MT Finance and covering the first three months of 2024, they show that contributors transacted £196.2 million in bridging loans during this timeframe, maintaining momentum from Q4 2023’s £195.5 million. These quarterly figures act as a snapshot of the UK bridging

maximising rental returns: How bridging loans can help

As both tenants and landlords continue to face financial pressures, the arguments for and against rental increases show no sign of letting up. With the average rent in the UK now at £1,220 per month according to Zoopla – an 8.3% annual increase – the topic is back in the spotlight. The issue is also

MT Finance celebrates International Women’s Day

Today (Friday 8th March) marks 2024’s International Women’s Day. Created to both celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness about what is needed to drive gender equality, it acts as a powerful call to action. As a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter – and with nearly 50% of our workforce female – we continue

preventing a chain break drives demand in 2023

The annual Bridging Trends data is in and reports that a record £831 million in bridging loans were transacted in 2023 by contributors*. We’ve broken down what you need to know about the latest stats.   buyers turning to bridging finance to prevent chain breaks As borrowers continued to face uncertainty in the mainstream mortgage



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is now a good time to invest in a holiday let?

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The UK holiday let sector has just experienced its most successful season yet, according to AirDNA, the leading short-term rental intelligence platform. It revealed that in April 2023, demand for holiday lets in the UK finally returned to 2019 levels and as the summer approached, there was a notable increase in listings (15% compared to

speed drives bridging finance demand in Q3

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The need for speed was highlighted again in the latest Bridging Trends data which was released earlier this month. Covering 2023’s third quarter, it paints a picture of how bridging finance continues to be a powerful tool for property investors. Created and compiled by MT Finance, Bridging Trends brings together figures from several specialist finance

will the EPC U-turn make it better in the long run?

BTL EPC U-turn

Back in September, Rishi Sunak made a major announcement: he was scrapping the government’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) policies for landlords. These policies were set to require newly rented properties to have an EPC rating of C or above by 2025, and existing rental properties to have the same certification by 2028. This move was

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