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    Following Government advice, to protect our people, their families and our clients we have now re-implemented our remote working policy. We’re working hard to ensure business continuity throughout this new challenge, but once again we are confident we will continue to provide an uninterrupted service to all our clients.

Signature making quick inroads in London and the South

Although some industry commentators believe the market is a little over-heated at the moment, driven by the increased activity thanks to the Stamp Duty holiday, deals are still being done and Signature Property Finance is funding them. Andy Neocleous, our Relationship Manager for London and the South connected with a broker new to us, St…

Price is important but it’s not everything

As short-term property finance specialists, the team here at Signature Property Finance really works hard to deliver an excellent customer service, always based on our promise to deliver on the terms agreed at the outset – we do what we say we will. This commitment to service and certainty of funding is at the heart…

House prices fluctuations create tough market for professional buyers

Scotland had the weakest figures for new buyer inquiries of any nation or region in the UK during February, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The number of properties being put on the market was also down, for the fourth consecutive month, with most commentators pointing to the lockdown restrictions for slowing…

Announcing the Winner of our 12 Deals of Christmas Competition

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 12 Deals of Christmas competition – Andrew Mackenzie-Shapland of Morris Shapland Financial Services.  The competition ran through December to January and involved answering 12 questions correctly – each related to a deal Signature Property Finance successfully secured in 2020 – then adding up the figures from your answers and submitting a final figure as your entry.   Andrew was able…

Materials shortages pose new challenge for property developers

Just when property developers thought it couldn’t get any worse following the pandemic and an overheating market thanks to the stamp duty holiday, along comes a shortage of construction products including roofing materials and timber. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is reporting a rise of around 20% in timber prices and some roofing products being…

Working on Zoom to explain refurbishment loans

We have been in lockdown or coping with travel restrictions for almost a year now and for many of us that rely on meeting our clients and prospects face to face, it’s been a challenge. Although, I’m actually beginning to wonder how I ever found time for travel!

Personal Guarantees and why we need them

When Providing short-term property finance, like refurbishment and bridging loans, not only does a lot of effort go into delivering the funds on time, but also into ensuring the loan can be redeemed at some point in the future.

Housing market remains buoyant in Scotland despite tiers of frustration

Given that Signature Property Finance operates right across the mainland UK, with offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London, it’s important we understand the local property markets and react accordingly. As Wales just emerges from lockdown, England goes in and Scotland settles into a 5-tier approach to restrictions, the property markets in the regions are…

Strengthening our team and our reach with new Relationship Managers

Signature is performing well, which given the challenging economic environment and now second national lockdown, is satisfying to report. Other alternative lenders have not fared so well and will undoubtedly struggle in this phase of the pandemic response. The first lockdown played havoc with the sector as buying and selling property was halted, along with…

Making site visits to meet developers is critical for funders

I’ve just joined Signature Property Finance in the dual role of Relationship Manager for the Midlands and National Development Manager. The first role is reasonably sale-explanatory, helping brokers and their clients achieve the appropriate bridging and refurbishment loans to progress projects. The other half of my role is a new one for me and for…

“I’ve the utmost respect for Signature. When I have the right deal, I speak to Tony and his team. There is nothing complicated about Signature, they just work hard to deliver the right products, with a fast, efficient service, based on what brokers, developers and investors need.”

Simon Harrison, Flexible Commercial Funding Ltd

5 Tips for heavy refurb

Relationship Manager Andy Neocleous shares some tips to ensure your next heavy refurbishment project is successful.

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