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Investor demand for bridging finance gathers pace

Bridging Trends

Data from Bridging Trends revealed that for the second consecutive quarter the most popular use of a bridging loan was to purchase investment property, contributing to 25% of all lending in Q2 2019, up from 22% during Q1 2019. The data highlights how bridging finance has become an increasingly attractive proposition to property investors who

Property Investors call for support from UK Government

The results from our latest Property Investor Survey has revealed 97% of property investors do not think the Government is doing enough to support the UK property market. When asked what changes the government could introduce to better support the UK property market, 50% of the 135 property investors surveyed said scrapping the 3% stamp

How bridging finance could help unlock your capital

Since the economic downturn, many property investors and business owners have found themselves “asset rich but cash poor,” with the bulk of their wealth tied up assets than in cash savings. And though the UK housing market has enjoyed a continued strong performance, mainstream lenders have since implemented tougher affordability restrictions, meaning property investors and

Bridging the property investment gap

Borrowers who need fast access to funds regularly see their property purchases scuppered by mainstream lenders taking too long to process applications. With mainstream lenders having to implement stricter affordability testing on residential and buy-to-let (BTL) purchases, it has been harder for borrowers to obtain mortgages, as more stringent underwriting has made the application a

Professional landlords call for manual underwriting process

Over a third of property investors want buy-to-let lenders to apply a manual underwriting process for professional landlords, as they struggle to obtain buy-to-let mortgages off the high street. The results from MT Finance’s latest property Investor Survey showed that 42% of property investors said they had struggled to secure a mainstream buy-to-let mortgage in

Global Investment Manager backs MT Finance

We are delighted to announce we have entered into an agreement with a Global Institutional Investment Manager with over $1.6 Trillion of assets under management.  Under the agreement, the Fund has committed to initially acquiring up to £100m of bridging loan assets from the company. This new agreement follows a similar agreement entered into with

How MT Finance supports SMEs

According to the British Business Bank’s latest Small Business Finance Markets report, a large proportion of UK SMEs expect access to funding to become more difficult following the UK’s departure from the European Union. SMEs are a critical part of the UK economy, accounting for around 60% of private sector employment and half the annual

MT Finance Hires BDM for Northern Expansion

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Jamie Gillespie as business development manager covering the Midlands and North of England areas, to support our continued regional expansion. He will work alongside the Company’s existing team of BDMs, headed up by Commercial Director, Gareth Lewis. Jamie previously held roles at Freedom Finance and Fluent

Benefits of a second charge bridging loan

An increasing number of people in need of extra funds are turning to second charge bridging loans to purchase investment properties, inject capital into businesses, or make refurbishments in order to prevent disturbing their existing attractive mortgages. Demand for second charge lending is set to increase throughout the year. In a sustained low-interest rate environment,

Property Investors Remain Positive Despite Uncertainty

A majority of UK property professionals are set to expand their portfolios in 2019, remaining resilient despite a backdrop of uncertainty and squeeze on affordability. We polled property professionals as part of our research into the future performance of the UK property sector. 80% of investors said they plan to increase their portfolios in 2019, while

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