It’s been a busy year to say the least in the specialist lending sector, here Specialist Lending Solution present a round-up of the key stories making the headlines this year.
In the buy-to-let sector the incoming tax changes continued to make waves as brokers sought to understand the changes and how they would affect clients.
Meanwhile in the first half of the year the fallout from the FCA’s review of the second charge market was still fresh in the minds.
Lendy captured many headlines in the second half of the year as the peer-to-peer lender fell into difficulties with many loans not being repaid on time.
There was also the emergence of smaller building societies into the market.
And of course the British Specialist Lending Awards 2018 recognised the best of the industry.
Proposed dividend income tax changes to hit limited company landlords
Brokers pulling-up landlords over tax affairs after new PRA rules
Ask the Expert: How can Multiple Dwellings Relief lower my SDLT bill?
Buy-to-let changes: Tax adviser breaks down the impact on clients
The tax pros and cons of landlords using a limited company explained – Wavell
All the winners of the British Specialist Lending Awards 2018
PRA reviewing use of five-year fixes in portfolio lending
Exclusive: Shawbrook recalibrating risk appetite after FCA second charge review
Lendy’s overdue loans hit 68% of book as FCA monitors £8m lawsuit
Let Bank of Ireland’s £750k loss be a warning to developers everywhere – Brightstone Law
Peer-to-peer lenders warned not to take the industry down with them
Smaller unknown mutuals hitting established specialist lenders ‘out of the park’