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  • Finance, Property development

    What is development exit finance? 

    Development exit finance refers to short-term financing used by property developers to repay outstanding property development finance once the project is nearing completion. Why is development exit finance necessary? Property development projects usually require a significant upfront investment in land acquisition, construction, and other development costs. These costs are often funded by development finance, a...

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  • Loans, Property

    How is a commercial mortgage different to a residential mortgage?

    Commercial and residential mortgages are similar in that they both involve borrowing money to purchase property. However, they differ in several ways: 1. Purpose Residential mortgages are used to finance the purchase of homes that people will live in. On the other hand, commercial mortgages are used to finance properties primarily intended for business activities....

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    When might bridging finance be appropriate?

    Bridging finance, also known as bridge loans or bridging loans, is a short-term loan (generally 12 months or less). Bridging loans provide quick access to funds and are typically used to bridge a gap between purchasing a new property and selling an existing property. However, there are other scenarios where bridging finance might be appropriate,...

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  • Finance

    One-third of broker clients have secured finance after being declined elsewhere

    A recent survey highlights the benefits of using a commercial finance broker when seeking funding for your business. The latest National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) membership survey of over 2,400 commercial brokers and 155 lenders found that commercial finance brokers facilitated a significant £38 billion in lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

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  • Finance

    How invoice finance can help small businesses

    Maintaining cash flow can be a struggle for any business, but accessing finance can be particularly challenging for small businesses. One available funding option is invoice finance. Invoice finance, or factoring, enables businesses to access funds by selling their outstanding invoices to a lender for a percentage of their total value. You can find out...

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  • Business, Loans

    Lending market predictions for 2024

    As we start a new calendar year, we thought we’d share our expectations on what will happen in the UK lending market in 2024. Of course, we don’t have a crystal ball (sadly!), so these are our best-guess predictions based on the current market conditions and our industry experience. Tightened lending criteria During 2024, some...

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  • Finance, Property, Property development

    Property development finance options

    Whether you’re looking to begin a large-scale property development project or plan to expand your buy-to-let property portfolio, you’ll probably need property finance to realise your ambitions. Property development finance funds residential, commercial or mixed-use property development. Several options are available, and as the choice can be overwhelming, here’s an outline of some possibilities. Five...

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  • Business, Property

    Why purchase a buy-to-let property via a limited company?

    Buying a buy-to-let property through a limited company has become increasingly popular in recent times. According to estate agent Hamptons, 74% of all buy-to-let purchases in 2023 have been made via a limited company, up from 68% last year and 41% in 2015. This strategy can have certain advantages that may make it a preferred...

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  • Banks, Economy, Finance

    Buying a business – how accessible is bank finance?

    Last autumn’s market turmoil and the subsequent 14 consecutive base rate rises by the Bank of England have dramatically changed the commercial lending landscape compared to 12 months ago. So, if you’re considering buying or expanding a business, how likely will you get bank finance? Here’s how the UK bank lending market is currently looking:...

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  • Business, Finance, Loans, Property, Property development

    The role of bridging finance in property development and investment 

    Bridging finance is a short-term loan (typically 12 months or less) that provides an immediate cash boost. Bridging finance plays a crucial role in property development and investment by providing short-term capital to bridge funding gaps or facilitate property transactions. This form of financing is favourable when traditional forms of financing, such as bank loans,...

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