With a widening use of bridging loans, new lenders emerging and bridging products launched, bridging finance brokers need to keep up to date (more…)

Following the financial crisis, many banks restricted lending activities. They also created tick-box methods of assessing loan risks that made it difficult for investors to gain finance for non-standard loans. Alternative lenders saw a gap in the lending market (more…)

The primary criteria to secure a bridging loan is that borrowers need an exit strategy, which is often dependent on obtaining longer term finance. Here we cover some prime examples (more…)

A survey by United Trust Bank found that 57% of brokers who work in the bridging, asset finance and development areas believe that lenders will keep their credit policies largely the same over the next year.

The managing director of the United Trust Bank, Harley Kegan, said that most brokers think that (more…)

Many lenders have decreased their bridging loan interest rates, making bridging even more attractive. (more…)

On Thursday, August 2, the nine members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to increase the bank interest rate from 0.5% to 0.75%. Borrowers with (more…)

If you are purchasing a property that has less than ten years left on the lease, you may be able to buy it at a discount rate, but you may not be able to get a mortgage to (more…)

There is increased demand in the North of England for bridging loans and this has led to a number of Southern bridging lenders wanting a presence in the North through opening regional offices, partnerships or (more…)

The British parliament has been looking at allowing the use of cannabis oil for medical purposes. In Canada, Bill C-45 was recently given Royal Assent, which means that cannabis producers and retailers can be licenced to legally sell cannabis for recreational use. One of the leading businesses involved in (more…)

Most bridging finance lenders are reliant on brokers for their business. Many borrowers who need a bridging loan use a broker. This is partly because most deals that require a bridging loan have tight deadlines. A broker can quickly find a bridging lender and make sure that (more…)