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Commercial Finance 04 December 2017

Christie Finance – 40th Anniversary

40 years ago, Christie Owen & Davies recognised a hole in the market for a professional, independent broker who could advise the buyers of the businesses which they were selling. And so the brokerage arm of Christie Group was founded, based at our Head Office in London. The...

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Commercial Finance 20 November 2017

Let's not panic over interest rates rises

The key message is ‘let's not panic' - the rate increase of 0.25% is only small and should not come as unexpected to operators. Although there will be a marginal rise in lending costs the large majority of businesses should be able to absorb them with very little impact. ...

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Care Mortgages 31 August 2017

Our specialist team will be attending the Care Show at the NEC Birmingham

This free exhibition at the NEC Birmingham is the largest and busiest care event held in the UK and offers an opportunity to network with a range of industry experts. As well as educational seminars and hands-on workshops, there are numerous exhibitors offering a range of...

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Development Mortgages 27 July 2017

Don’t get caught out by headline rates for development finance

However, the headline lending rate should not be the only factor in choosing the right lender and finance facility for a project. If you are a developer who hasn’t got a demonstrable track record of building and exiting projects in recent years, have limited cash resou...

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Medical Mortgages 02 June 2017

Banks love dentists... don’t they?

Dentists were not only seen as uber-safe but also as a gateway to ‘up-selling’ other bank services – asset finance, life assurance, general insurance,  wealth management, personal mortgages. So the commercial loan was often seen as a loss-leader – a method to unlock many other...

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Hotel Mortgages 22 May 2017

Full bookings ahead for the UK hotel industry

These two landmark events precipitated a rapid decrease in the value of the pound that has been heralded by some as an opportunity for the hotel trade to capitalise on forecasted growth in the sector. Increasing numbers of foreign visitors combined with a projected growth...

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Commercial Finance 30 March 2017

What makes Christie Finance different?

But what makes us truly different to other commercial mortgage brokers? We have put together a short video that includes interviews with some of our team and our clients, to highlight what makes us truly stand out from the crowd.   We hope you enjoy the video and why ...

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Commercial Finance 20 March 2017

Christie Finance two-time winner of Business Moneyfacts’ Commercial Mortgage Introducer of the Year

These are the largest commercial finance awards in the UK – Moneyfacts Group’s highly coveted awards are totally independent and presented annually for product excellence and outstanding service, covering products from across the range of financial services. Nicholas Baker,...

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Hotel Mortgages 11 November 2016

Insight into hotel funding

Since the doom and gloom of the recession, the hotel market has taken off much like a hot air balloon, driven by improving occupancy rates and foreign investment, plus the rise of the ‘staycation’ – opportunities are ripe across the sector. Christie Finance can access marke...

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Care Mortgages 07 November 2016

The state of health for care home funding

There have been a number of highly publicised failings by some operators and the recent changes to the CQC inspection regime, have caused a raft of criticisms for all types of operators. The ongoing concerns surrounding the impact of the National Living Wage and the shortage o...

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