Raising the service game

I am fully aware that I can be a grumpy old git at the best of times.I thought I would just throw that out there to pre-empt what I know would be, and probably still will be, the sentiment behind the messages I am likely to receive on the back of this piece. Or at […]

Bridging business in 2022 and role of the packager

Donna Wells, Director at F4B As we enter Q2, there remains huge optimism around the size and scale of the bridging finance sector in 2022. This optimism comes on the back of a record period for bridging lending in the final quarter of 2021, with completions and applications both reaching an all-time high. The figures, […]

Meeting the diverse needs of the modern mortgage market

Affordability is a word often associated with the residential market, especially when it comes to first-time buyers and their ability to get onto the property ladder. However, affordability also applies to the rental market, and this is a factor which inevitably leads us back to FTBs and their ability to accrue a deposit to match […]

Bridging Finance: A look back at 2021 with an eye on the future

Donna Wells, Director at F4B As we look forward to another busy year in the bridging sector, I thought I would take this opportunity to review some of the talking points in 2021 and what changes we might, or might not, expect to see in 2022. On entering 2021, it was clear that demand for […]

First 4 Bridging appoints Head of Intermediary Relations

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First 4 Bridging (F4B) has announced the appointment of Besmir Kurti as Head of Intermediary Relations for the South. Besmir re-joins the F4B team after a spell as Senior Business Development Manager at Bridge Invest Ltd. He was previously a Business Development Manager at F4B and has also previously held similar roles at The Bridge […]

The Principal Responsibility of a Network

Steve Swyny, Commercial Director at F4B Network The distribution landscape has evolved beyond all recognition over the years, largely in line with the growing importance attached to brokers and although we have seen fewer shifts in more recent times, the reliance on the intermediary market has only amplified from a lending perspective. Networks, mortgage clubs […]

The common bridging scenarios of 2021

  Donna Wells, Director at F4B To say that 2021 has been a busy year for the bridging finance sector is a massive understatement. From an F4B perspective, we’ve seen huge advances in awareness regarding short-term finance across the intermediary market and a growing understanding of how to utilise this product and the type of […]

The true value of admin support

Steve Swyny, Commercial Director at F4B Network The old adage of working smarter, not harder has never been more evident in an intermediary environment which is drowning in admin. Whether this is ensuring that all application forms are completed and signed, accurately maintaining all records on client management systems, sending post meeting reports to clients […]