Are you currently in the process of purchasing property or land but are having issues with cash-flow? Bridging finance could be a viable solution to help you get back on track.
A bridging loan is a short term loan used for up to 36 months. This type of loan is used when “ordinary” term loans (Mortgages) cannot be used. Bridging loans are an efficient option for borrowers who are time restricted and/or await funds to be realised from the sale of another asset. Bridging lenders will lend against the security property and can often include additional properties or land on a 1st or 2nd legal charge basis.
There are other similar requirements between a typical mortgage and a bridging loan which include:
There are also some key differences that we think are well worth knowing about before you commit to a bridging loan. These include:
Often, the property used for security on the loan is the one being sold or bought. However, bridging finance solutions can sometimes be secured against a different property within a portfolio, for example, a buy to let property or holiday home.
Funds made available through bridging finance are often flexible and accessible quickly. However, there are some considerations which you should be aware of.
Bridging loans are often determined by your ‘exit strategy’ or how you intend to pay back the loan. If you have secured the loan against another property, you may risk losing it if you are unable to repay the loan within the agreed contract term.
Contacting an experienced specialist bridging finance broker may help you weigh up the most suitable options for your situation. While a bridging loan may have a high-interest rate, our team of qualified commercial mortgage and bridging finance brokers will work hard to find the most suitable solution for your circumstance.
When applying for a bridging loan, lenders will want to see evidence of your exit strategy so make sure you have thought about this and find ways to evidence this. This is generally either a remortgage or through the sale of the property or another property. When applying for a bridging loan with Coreco Commercial this is the process we follow however we always treat our clients as individuals and will work around your circumstances to get you the best offer.
1. After getting in contact with us we will assign you a specialist broker that will get in contact with you to learn more about your personal, financial and employment circumstances.
2. Once we’ve learned a bit more about you and what you’re aiming to achieve your broker will ask about your exit strategy and any evidence you have to support it. Your broker is there to support you to make your application as strong as possible.
3. Your broker will then source from the whole of the market, bridging lending terms and find the best product for you. Once agreed with you they will secure an agreement in principle (AIP).
4. Once the underwriting process is complete, you will receive a conditional offer. An acceptable valuation report will need to be provided by a lender appointed valuer.
5. Your full offer, post receipt of a successful valuation report and supporting documents is then sent to your solicitors for completion. Bridging lenders will commonly have their own solicitors representing them for which the borrower will be responsible their fees.
6. Working with a solicitor that is experienced in these transactions will help to speed the process along. We are happy to recommend solicitors we’ve worked with in the past.
Bridging finance is not just there to help bridge the gap between selling your old property and buying your new one. It can be used in many circumstances from renovating properties, down/upsizing and buying properties at auction.
Here are some other examples of when bridging finance can be a good option:
For more detail on when bridging finance can be a good option take a look at our in-depth blog post.
Here at Coreco Commercial, we’re experts in finding the right finance option for all classes of borrowers. This can be in both a personal or corporate entity. Our brokers have long standing relationships with both commercial and specialist lenders which allows us to move quickly and secure your finance as quickly as possible.
We have also worked with experienced solicitors and are happy to put you in touch with them if you don’t already have a preferred option.
Keen to see bridging finance in action? Take a look at how we helped secure bridging loans for our clients.
Our friendly team of expert brokers are on hand to answer any questions you may have about bridging loans and finance. Call us on 020 7220 5100 or contact us online today.
With a standard loan, the interest rate may be lower but they do not offer the flexibility and speed of a bridging loan.
Typically, bridging finance solutions are a short-term loan with a higher interest rate. This is because large funds can be made available quickly to borrowers. The loan can be repaid immediately or up to 24 months later, and often have no fees for exiting your agreed term early so long as the loan has been fully repaid.
Depending on your financial situation, there are different types of bridging finance solutions available. The main two being a regulated bridge and a non-regulated bridge loan.
At Coreco Commercial we’ve been approached by a number of clients who are looking for bridging finance solutions. They include:
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or any debt secured upon it.
There is no guarantee that it will be possible to arrange continuous letting of the property, nor that rental income will be sufficient to meet the cost of the mortgage.
A percentage of the mortgage amount may be charged depending on individual circumstances. A typical fee is 1%.
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Some types of finance offered by Coreco Commercial are not regulated. Please contact us for more details.
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