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Bridging Loans 

Bridging Loans 

A faster-paying short-term loan to bridge the gap between funding sources 


A bridging loan provides short-term funding to bridge the gap between two sources of funding. Businesses may need a loan for various reasons, such as expanding or relocating property before the sale of their current property is finalized. Another example is that of a development company that needs a bridging loan to acquire land, purchase construction equipment, and hire staff before any sites are sold. 
It's important to note that a bridging loan is for a short period of time, normally secured against property or land and used when speed is essential and the finance is needed quickly. It is not the cheapest way of borrowing money but is normally used when time is the most important factor. 

Advantages of A Bridge Loan 

Can be done within a matter of days. 
Requirements normally consist of a valuation and an exit. 
Loans can be non-status – no requirement for income details and accounts. 
Most lenders will base their loan on the Open Market Value of the property, irrespective of the purchase price, so in some cases a 100% finance is possible. 
Often used for Auction purchases, change breaking when a purchase has become delayed. 
Used for property refurbishment when a normal mortgage cannot be obtained. 
Businesses use bridging finance for a quick purchase of stock for manufacture against an order. 
To avoid potential repossession or to remove a receiver/administrator once appointed before moving to a conventional lender. 
To provide cash flow. 

Quick access to the most competitive market rates 

As the premier independent commercial finance broker in Somerset, we have access to competitive market rates, offering you more choice when it comes to choosing the best commercial finance solution for your needs, whether you're developing property or looking for a bridging loan solution, or even looking for funding to help grow your business. 
Need a loan in a hurry? 

Why searching for a loan with us makes sense 

An extensive network of lenders 
Tailored finance options that suit your exact needs 
We wont waste your time 
We only get paid on results 

Are You In Property? 

Since the credit crunch, bridging has been used for many different reasons, but on the whole, it is for the purchase of property both commercial and residential and for the developments of such properties. 
Lenders require a valuation, an application form and identification to start things off, then the deal can go straight to lawyers and can be completed very quickly. Rates start from 0.65% per month up to circa 1.5%, depending upon the security. 
1st Business Finance are seeing more and more requests for this type of finance and have therefore developed close relationships with all the lenders in this market meaning that we can place deals very quickly and guide you through the whole process. 

How We Can Help You 

We have an unrivalled panel of commercial mortgage lenders, in most cases, we are able to minimise the time from application to completion by carefully assessing your circumstances against our lender panels current loan criteria. 
Call us now to enquire about commercial mortgages, plus current availability and suitability for your needs: 
01884 308 222 


We have developed relationships with a large number of commercial lenders 
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