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Small housebuilders hold the key to increasing development rates

Small housebuilders hold the key to increasing development rates

The fast-approaching general election has been a catalyst for plenty of political promises in recent weeks, as the competing parties outline their manifestos ahead of the December 12 vote. One of the more ambitious promises is Labour’s commitment to developing 100,000...

When instinct is backed by data

When instinct is backed by data

In recent years, Signature Private Finance has spread its wings from its headquarters in the Midlands to open offices in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh. These decisions were made to take advantage of our belief that we would witness a more active property market in...

Brexit is a challenge but not the end

Brexit is a challenge but not the end

Boris Johnson failed to deliver on his promise for the UK to leave the EU by the 31st October deadline, but undoubtedly his mood was lifted by the sharp rise in property transactions in Q3 which helped swell the Treasury coffers with £3.1 billion in Stamp Duty Land...

Lunch with the Association of Short Term Lenders

Lunch with the Association of Short Term Lenders

Signature Private Finance is a member of the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL), which acts a bit like a trade body, designed to protect and promote the interests of its members and to instil confidence in borrowers and brokers that they can trust members like...

Tips for a hassle-free Heavy Refurbishment loan application

Tips for a hassle-free Heavy Refurbishment loan application

As a business, Signature Private Finance has always looked for ways to get a deal done, rather than rely on a computer to say no, with strong personal relationships between our lending team and the commercial brokers we rely on. This approach has ensured our rapid...

Signature education workshop reaches a highpoint

Signature education workshop reaches a highpoint

Whilst much of the talk in the finance industry is about process automation and the apparent imminent benefits of artificial intelligence, here at Signature we still believe in the personal touch with our broker clients. We understand that although we are an...

Signature recognise broker’s need for speed

Signature recognise broker’s need for speed

In the world of short-term property finance, apart from the right product, personal service and confidence lenders will follow through on their promises, the speed with which deals complete, from enquiry to drawdown, is critical for every broker. It’s this reality...

Busy day on the Signature stand at NACFB expo

Busy day on the Signature stand at NACFB expo

This year’s annual NACFB Commercial Finance Expo, was the tenth and by far the busiest yet. As always, the Signature stand featured our refreshing mocktails mixed to order for the huge number of visitors who wanted to know more about our property finance offering from...

MIPIM makes sense in 2019

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

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

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

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...

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