Increased competition among bridging lenders can grow our market and increase opportunity for everyone, but it also comes with risks, particularly in such an uncertain environment.
By working together we can help to identify those risks and agree a shared approach to mitigate them.
Developing this approach of mutually beneficial co-operation will be a key focus for the ASTL in 2019.
With a cautious approach and the ability to share and adapt, we believe the bridging sector will emerge from the uncertainty with greater resilience and more opportunity.
Benson Hersch is chief executive of the Association of Short Term Lenders