West One residential Second Charge mortgages extended to Scotland

June 11, 2018

We are now able to offer residential Second Charge mortgage products to borrowers whose main residence is located in mainland Scotland.

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Have you got Seconds for Scotland?

June 8, 2018

You will likely have heard more about Scotland's property market in the last couple of years than ever before...and we're not going to be the ones to put a stop to that.

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Who are property professionals and when can bridging finance help them?

May 8, 2018

Traditionally, bridging finance was used as a means to bridge the financial gap between a property purchase and a delayed house sale. But over the last decade or so, it’s seen a big expansion. Rather than being used solely as a basic chain break solution, property professionals are now utilising...

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5 tips to improve your commercial property's epc rating

March 28, 2018

5 tips to improve your commercial property's EPC rating to avoid penalties set by the new MEES standards.

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Expert view: our thoughts on Brexit and its property market impact

March 26, 2018

Over the last year or so, following some inevitable post-Referendum jitters, we’ve seen the bridging loan market bounce back to reach new heights. Investors are looking for smarter, more convenient ways to secure short-term funding and are increasingly turning to alternative finance methods to...

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Are your properties MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) ready?

March 12, 2018

From April 1st 2018, it will be unlawful to grant new leases of residential or commercial property with an EPC rating below an 'E'.

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How does this year look for property professionals?

January 10, 2018

2017 was a year in which the UK property market was challenged by change: Brexit, a new Government, the Autumn budget, HMRC, PRA and FCA. We’ve heard plenty, and you’ve probably heard a lot more about these, so we’re not going to spend more time talking about what’s already happened (here’s our...

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Looking back at property investment in 2017

December 21, 2017

2017 has been an unpredictable year for the UK property market, this includes numerous changes to regulation as well as Brexit causing an uncertainty in the market.. West One looks back at some of the highlights of 2017.

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5 minutes with John Steel

December 15, 2017

Meet John Steel, Regional Business Development Manager at West One Loans for Northern England, Northern Wales and Scotland  

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A day at a property auction… adapting to recent changes

November 10, 2017

It had been just over a month since our last visit to a property auction, we had high hopes for a day of education, networking and being amongst the hustle and excitement of the auction room.  We were glad to be back at Marriott Regent’s Park hotel with our partner; Auction House London.

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