Loan Of The Month – Nov 21

The loan that helped us reach our £30m milestone, and what a case it was! This borrower required funds to purchase what was 8 garages with planning for two high-spec detached properties for £570k, along with £400k for the development itself. This was over our maximum LTVs, but we found a way to lend by taking an additional charge over one of the borrower’s other properties.

This loan was one of those occasions whereby we didn’t only provide funding for another great project, but also created a meaningful business relationship that we know we will carry forward to several other projects. A first-time borrower of ours, they were a real pleasure to work with throughout. The same can be said for the broker on this case, who we were reintroduced to having previously worked with him. With all our loans, we became a team which ensured that any last minute roadblocks, common with complex development loans, were dealt with smoothly and efficiently.

We’ve set a promise to ensure that our brokers and borrowers alike feel listened to, learning what their appetites really are. This way, any differences or halts to the lending process are smoothed out quickly. Getting to know the person is the key to a successful completion, and this case rung true to that.

If you’ve got any complex development loans you’re struggling to place, we’ve got a Lending Team  at your disposal to talk through any questions or queries.

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Senior Development Loan

Purchase Costs
(up to)
1 %
Development Costs
(up to)
1 %
max Loan
£ 1 m
max LTGDV
1 %
month Term
1- 2
from Rate
(per month)
0. 0 %

Senior Development Loan

We provide Senior Development Loans for up to 18 months on almost any residential project with development costs under £1.5m. As we lend on small- to medium-sized projects, we’re still able to complete in market-beating times where required.

SIMPLE

Apply for a loan in a matter of minutes

FLEXIBLE

We’ll work with you to provide the loan you need

FAST

Receive funding from within two weeks if required

Case Study

One such Senior Development Loan was against a block of new-build apartments in Poole. The development proposal changed during the loan, and our flexibility enabled us to meet the borrower’s changing needs during the term.

Light Development Loan

Purchase Costs
(up to)
1 %
Development Costs
(up to)
1 %
max Loan
£ 1 m
max LTGDV
1 %
month Term
1- 2
from Rate
(per month)
0. 0 %

Light Development Loan

If you have a project – involving a major refurb, conversion or extension – and require funds for both the purchase (i.e. on day 1) and the development work (i.e. loan drawdowns), then our Light Development Loan is for you. Even with drawdowns, we make the process as simple as possible. And for these projects, we typically don’t even require monitoring surveys, either.

SIMPLE

Apply for a loan in a matter of minutes

FLEXIBLE

We’ll work with you to provide the loan you need

FAST

Receive funding from within two weeks if required

Case Study

On this loan, we had a borrower who required a Light Development Loan to purchase an ex-semi commercial unit to convert into flats. They needed funds very quickly, and we were able to structure a deal to provide the loan needed.

Auction Bridging Loan

max LTV
1 %
max Loan
£ 2 m
month Term
1- 2
from Rate
(per month)
0. 0 %

Auction Bridging Loan

If you have your eyes set on a property soon to go under-the-hammer, then our Auction Bridging Loan enables you to go into the auction with confidence. We’ll arrange terms with you up front, so that you know exactly what you can afford to pay. And given the speed with which we complete on loans, delivering on the finance after you’ve secured the property won’t be a problem.

SIMPLE

Apply for a loan in a matter of minutes

FLEXIBLE

We’ll work with you to provide the loan you need

FAST

Receive funding from within two weeks if required

Case Study

Here we had a borrower looking to purchase an HMO at auction. We agreed terms upfront, and after the borrower was successful at auction, we completed just a few days later.

Residential Bridging Loan

max LTV
1 %
max Loan
£ 1 m
month Term
1- 2
from Rate
(per month)
0. 0 %

Residential Bridging Loan

If you’re looking for a straightforward, short-term loan against a UK property that you own – or are about to purchase – then our Residential Bridge is for you. We provide terms up to 15 months to help you bridge your funding gap, whether it’s a house sale, refinance, or an other source of funding that’s just a few months down the road.

SIMPLE

Apply for a loan in a matter of minutes

FLEXIBLE

We’ll work with you to provide the loan you need

FAST

Receive funding from within two weeks if required

Case Study

Here’s an example of one of our Residential Bridging Loans, on a house in Croydon. Our borrower needed a 6 month loan to purchase a property before selling it on to other developers.

Refurb Bridging Loan

Purchase Costs
(up to)
1 %
max Loan
£ 2 m
max LTGDV
1 %
month Term
1- 2
from Rate
(per month)
0. 0 %

Refurb Bridging Loan

Our Refurb Bridging Loan is for projects where the borrower is looking to refurbish, convert or extend a property. We provide up to 70% of the purchase price on day 1, and the borrower then provides the funding themselves for any work required. Because of this, developers typically love this product when the refurb or conversion costs are small, as it enables them to maximise their day 1 funding.

SIMPLE

Apply for a loan in a matter of minutes

FLEXIBLE

We’ll work with you to provide the loan you need

FAST

Receive funding from within two weeks if required

Case Study

We recently lent to a developer who was looking to convert a house in Oxfordshire into an HMO. They had the funds for the conversion, so just needed as much on day 1 to help with the purchase costs. We provided 70% LTV even though another lender had down-valued the property.