Category: Bridging Finance

How to choose a bridging lender

As there are a large number of bridging lenders, choosing one can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Many people mainly look at

How to break the house buying chain using bridging loans

Bridging loans are short-term agreements that are chiefly used by property buyers. They can bridge the gap between buying a new house and

The changing nature of the bridging finance market

Before 2007, bridging loans were sometimes regarded as the last resort to raise finance to purchase a property, but this is no longer the case. The ways in which bridging loans are used and how they work has changed considerably over the last

What is closed bridging finance?

There are two types of bridging finance: closed and open. Open bridging loans are short-term loans with no fixed repayment date. Closed bridging loans do have a

Will Brexit mean that businesses need bridging finance?

According to Boris Dzhingarov, writing at the end of March in the financial website Market Oracle, the British economy in the short term will suffer because of Brexit. He predicts that businesses will experience a large decrease in

Bridging loan lenders looking for ways to stand out in a crowded market

With a crowd of specialist bridging finance lenders existing and fierce competition between them, many lenders are looking for ways to distinguish themselves from their competitors.

One advantage of bridging loans is

Why should you use a bridging loan broker?

Bridging finance is a useful way to raise short-term cash for both individuals and businesses. There are many bridging finance lenders that

What can you use bridging finance for?

Bridging loans are generally associated with property purchases, but there are other reasons for applying for a short-term bridging loan. Most bridging loans are

Small businesses lack plans to deal with rising costs

According to Barclays’ Small Business Cost Index, the basic expenses of UK small businesses have increased by 3.2% over the last 12 months. This compares to a 1.1% rise for February 2016. Businesses need a

Bridging loans appeal to professional property investors

According to an April 2017 PropertyInvestorToday.co.uk article, the bridging sector has had a fivefold increase in lending activity since 2011. This growth is partly fuelled by professional property investors using them to