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  • Finance, Loans, Property

    When to refinance a commercial property

    Refinancing a commercial property means taking out a new mortgage to replace the existing one. Refinancing could bring a number of benefits to your business if done at the right time. Refinancing could be beneficial to your business in the following scenarios: Lower interest rates: Interest rates regularly fluctuate. If rates have fallen since taking...

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  • ASC News

    Recent deal completions for ASC Finance

    It’s been a busy time across the ASC network. Here’s a selection of some of our recent deal completions to give you a flavour of the success we achieve for our clients. On behalf of clients, we have secured: Refinance £450,000 commercial mortgage for a Dorset holiday park following partnership dissolution. £340,000 via an agricultural...

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  • Loans

    Peer-to-peer lending guide

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a fast-growing type of finance in the UK. Here’s a handy guide if you’re wondering about using P2P to finance your business. What is P2P lending? P2P lending is a form of financing that allows investors to lend money to businesses needing funds. This process occurs through online platforms that match...

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  • Finance, Property

    Pros and cons of refinancing a commercial property

    Refinancing a commercial property involves replacing your existing mortgage with a new loan. It may involve switching lenders or negotiating a new deal with your current one. Refinancing a commercial property may be appropriate for several reasons. Perhaps your current commercial mortgage is ending, or you’d like to release equity to help with cash flow....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Business, Finance, Loans

    How to finance your business purchase

    If you’re looking to purchase a business and need financing to make it happen, there are numerous ways to fund your business acquisition. It can be a complex process, but with careful planning and consideration, you can secure the necessary funds to acquire your desired business. Here’s a summary of the common methods for financing...

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