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Applying for a bridging loan? Get to grips with property ownership facts

Especially if you are a newcomer to property ownership, phrases such as “freehold” and “tenants-in-common” may leave you cold. And tempting as it is to leave the small print to the lawyers, just be aware that there are several different ways to own a property; each with its own potential benefits and drawbacks for developers and investors.

Pre-purchase, understanding the essentials of property ownership can save...

29 Apr 19

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Pre-purchase, understanding the essentials of property ownership can save you a lot of hassle.

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Buying property: the financial challenges of small business owners

The purchase of a first property is a milestone moment on the timeline of any business. For one thing, it’s almost always...

17 Apr 19

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Brexit concerns in the UK commercial property market

In its recent ‘State of the Nation’ survey looking at the health of the UK property market, Q3 2018 RICS UK Commercial...

08 Jan 19

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Second Charge mortgages

6 common questions about second charge mortgages answered

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As a master broker, one of our core product offerings is the second charge mortgage. Despite its growth in the specialist mortgage...

22 Oct 18

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Vantage Finance joins Mortgage Intelligence panel of specialist finance distributors

We’re delighted to announce that we have partnered with the mortgage network Mortgage Intelligence and their Club, Next Intelligence.

This partnership means that...

01 Oct 18

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Short-term finance

When to discuss short-term finance with property professionals

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Property developers of all shapes and sizes can suddenly find themselves in need of a rapid cash injection for a number of...

18 Sep 18

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Product news

Limited 2-year 3.59% fixed rate residential mortgage

top view desk With a recent RICS survey reporting it’s more difficult to sell a property now than a year ago – it certainly feels...

24 Jul 18

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Product news

Strategic partner exclusive product for light refurbishment projects

architectural plans Recent times have proved difficult for property investors. Changes from lenders and regulators have made refinancing and raising further capital that little...

16 Jul 18

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Lucy Barrett is managing director of Vantage Finance

Lucy Barrett Rewind the clock just five years and the term ‘specialist lending’ wasn’t one bandied about the mortgage market. Now, every trade publication...

06 Oct 16

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Market Update

It’s a funny time to be writing about the state of the market. Several months on from the Brexit referendum and despite our new prime minister’s assurances that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, no-one really knows what Brexit actually means. The uncertainty is palpable and while it’s far too early to see...

09 Sep 16

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Continued growth with new appointments at Vantage Finance

Vantage Finance continues to grow as one of the UK’s leading master brokers with four additions to its specialist team. The master broker is also supporting its staff to study for the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP), as it looks to raise the bar for specialist distributors and...

02 Sep 16

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Now is the time to invest for the future

It’s no secret the bridging industry is booming; the West One Bridging Index showed a 35% increase in the value of bridging loans written in the year ending April 2015, and with the Conservative election win extinguishing fears of a mansion and non- domicile tax, it seems likely that bridging...

02 Sep 16

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Private equity investment

Vantage Finance has secured inward investment from private equity firm, Chiltern Capital. The investment marks a significant new chapter in Vantage Finance’s story, and will enable the business to continue its ambitious growth strategy as one of the UK’s leading master brokers.

Chiltern Capital has taken a significant minority stake in...

01 May 16

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