Brightstar teams up with Axis Bank

Brightstar Financial has partnered with Axis Bank UK to develop and expand its service.

Axis Bank offers buy-to-let mortgages for individuals and limited companies through intermediaries and lends on a range of property types including HMOs and multi-unit properties.

Chris Bramham, Brightstar’s director of specialist mortgages and buy-to-let, said: “Clients’ needs are becoming more complex and diverse.

“As a result, it is becoming increasingly more important that they have a wealth of specialist product options available to them to ensure they get the most suitable deal because, if people have more choice, they are more likely to come into the market.

“This is reflected in recent figures from the CML which show that specialist lenders, as well as challenger banks, increased their gross lending by 56% in 2015 compared to 2014.

“It is promising to see another specialist lender going from strength to strength, particularly in a period of great national change and in light of recent tax changes.

“Axis Bank has some strong USPs and, coupled with competitive pricing, this presents a great opportunity for Brightstar to partner with the bank in what has already been a very exciting year.”

Andrew Ferguson, head of buy-to-let mortgages at Axis Bank UK, said: “Brighstar’s goals are aligned with our own as we too aim to make it easy for intermediaries to do business with us, by ensuring each case is dealt with on a personal and individual basis.

“This new partnership will also help us to broaden our product distribution and our offering in terms of more competitive and flexible options including complex buy-to-let, while we also continue to focus on delivering a service our clients really value. We strive to deliver a quality service and this partnership with Brightstar will certainly go a long way to helping us achieve this goal.”

Axis Bank UK is a subsidiary of Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank.