Small lenders fill the SMSF lending gap

Commercial property lender ThinkTank is expanding its self-managed superannuation fund lending business, aiming to fill the gap left by the big banks exiting the market. Last month, Macquarie Bank notified brokers that it will stop offering SMSF limited recourse borrowing…

Commercial mortgage sector delivers high yields

When commercial property lender ThinkTank launched a high-yield mortgage fund last year, offering an 8.5 per cent yield, it faced plenty of questions about the risks that investors would be taking to get such a high return on property loans.…

ThinkTank launches mortgage trusts

Specialist commercial property lender ThinkTank has launched two mortgage funds, offering investors the choice of monthly income streams from first and second mortgage portfolios. ThinkTank has been in the market since 2006 and has originated $1.3 billion of secured commercial…