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MIPIM makes sense in 2019

Marché International des Professionnels d'Immobilier, or thankfully, MIPIM as it is more commonly known, is billed as the premier real estate event in the world. And in my experience that is no empty boast. Each year in March it gathers the most...

Property finance advice as sharp as a pin

The Sheffield Property Investment Network (PIN) meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Mercure Sheffield Parkway Hotel and this was the first I have attended since joining Signature Private Finance as a Relationship Manager. These meetings are held across the...

Bridging is now the real alternative

Nobody knows what the implications of BREXIT will be, but come March there will undoubtedly be a flurry of activity in the property market and much of it will need alternative lending solutions. The last seismic impact on the market was the recession of 2008 and...

Home ownership rising but Generation Rent here to stay

The Resolution Foundation is a non-partisan think-tank working to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes and according to its recent report, home ownership rates for families aged 25-34 are rising for the first time in 30 years. The...

Short-term property finance making its mark in 2019

Short-term property finance, from alternative lenders like Signature Private Finance, is becoming the first choice for an increasing number of developers who recognise its effectiveness in meeting their funding needs, regardless of the projects under consideration....

Housing hotspots offering faster price rises in 2019

Undoubtedly the uncertainty surrounding Brexit is having an impact on the UK property market and most commentators are predicting it will slow considerably in 2019. It’s not just a case of slow growth either, with many forecasting prices actually falling in some areas...

No let-up in lending for Signature

Whenever the subject of short-term property finance or buy-to-let mortgages features in the headlines, it is rarely to report good news. And so it proved with two separate media stories in August, spreading doom and gloom, with dire warnings for the future. The first...

Boxing clever at the cricket

In cricketing terms there’s nothing quite like day two of a test match, it really sets the scene for the likely outcome. And so it proved on August 2nd at Edgbaston, when England bowled out India in less than a day, before going on to win the test in fine style....

Meetings, marketing, mocktails and more at NACFB Expo 18

This year the annual NACFB Commercial Finance Expo took place on the 20 June. As always it was an early start for the Signature Private Finance team, tasked with setting up our stand before the 9.30 start. Whilst driving up the M4 from our Cardiff office, I was...

Shawbrook invite has me bowled over

Signature Private Finance has just delivered its best ever month, lending £6.1M to property developers across the country to help support their ambition to provide the desirable properties people are crying out for. Despite the figures and contrary to what some might...

Housing market moving sideways apparently

When Mohammad Jamei, the senior economist for the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said: “The housing market appears to be, for want of a better phrase, moving sideways” we think we know…

Signature decision-making sets par for the course

Renowned for our decision making, speed and clarity, it was something of a surprise when as the industry’s most ardent non-golfer I was chosen to lead the Signature Private Finance team at the White

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