breaking news
The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has rebranded to:
The Bridging & Development
Lenders Association
Read the full press release for more details on this development.
Welcome to the
Bridging & Development Lenders Association
Our purpose is to protect and promote the interests of our members and to give confidence to parties who transact business with them.
Formerly known as the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL).
Meet our members
Our members and associate members are all specialists in short-term property lending and sign up to our Code of Conduct and high professional standards.
Membership Benefits
BDLA membership distinguishes all its members as those that set the benchmark high for quality service and customer focus.
Latest news
The latest news from the BDLA, including our statistics, survey data and opinions on the short-term lending market.

The Bridging & Development Lenders Association (BDLA), represents the interests of lenders within the short term mortgage lending sector. We work with our Lender and Associate member firms to ensure that short term mortgage lending is conducted to the highest possible standards, with the objective of delivering the best experience and outcomes for customers.

All members abide by the BDLA Code of Conduct and Membership Rules, which are reviewed regularly, and our Executive Committee is elected by members on a revolving term of office to ensure diverse representation. At the BDLA, our Lender members and Associate firms remain wholly independent, whilst committing to work together for the benefit of the short term mortgage market.

The BDLA’s core objective is to protect and promote the interests of the short-term mortgage lending sector and of our members.

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All BDLA Members must commit to upholding and maintaining the standards and behaviours as set out in our Code of Conduct document.

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We run regular events at the BDLA. Find out the latest information about our previous or upcoming events.

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“Membership of the BDLA, demonstrates a commitment to conducting short-term mortgage lending in a fair and responsible manner for new and existing customers. It is a ‘Kitemark’ of quality.”
- Vic Jannels, CEO of the BDLA

Membership Benefits

There continues to be ever-increasing competition in the short-term lending space. BDLA membership distinguishes all its members as those that set the benchmark high for quality service and customer focus. Find out more

  • Contributing to the growth and success of the industry
  • Recognition for high standards of customer focus
  • Representation to the FCA, HM Treasury and other stakeholders
  • Access to expertise, insights and market trends
  • Opportunity for press coverage

Frequently asked Questions

Building 3, Regus, 111 Concorde Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4BY

T: 01623 575843  E:

Please complete the application form or email for more details.

Also Communications
Mob: 07855 303 448

Any complaints about members or the association should be expressed in writing, for the attention of the Chief Executive and sent to


Don’t just take our word for why you should join the Bridging & Development Lenders Association. Hear what our members and associates have to say about membership.

“Our membership of the BDLA recognises the importance of a trade organisation that has its member’s interests at heart and works hard to drive positive change in the industry, with shared values of honesty and integrity.”

Tony Gilbertson
CEO, Signature Property Finance

“The BDLA provides lenders and its associates with a competitive advantage due to its expert briefings about new legislation and market trends.”

Edward Gee
Partner & Property Receiver, CG&Co

“I have witnessed the impact the BDAL has had in promoting the short-term lending space, creating benchmark best practice, and transforming the reputation of bridge lending through its positive engagement with the FCA, HM Treasury and similar stakeholder bodies.”

Jonathan Newman
Senior Partner, Brightstone Law


We are proud to represent the interests of our Members and Associate Members.