Bridging Loans

    UK Bridging Sector Maintains Momentum Throughout Q2

    The UK’s bridging finance sector held steady throughout Q2, achieving modest growth on Q1’s impressive overall performance. According to the latest Bridging Trends report from MT Finance, total bridging activity during the second quarter increased to £146.5m from £144.5m in the first quarter. The report indicated that the vast majority of lending activity taking place […]

    Bridging Loans: A Lifeline for Homebuyers

    Bridging Loans: A Lifeline for Homebuyers

    Defying all projections, the UK’s property market has enjoyed a stellar year; average house prices have broken all records, monthly sale completions are at an all-time high and demand continues to outstrip supply in all regions of the UK. Competition for desirable properties has become ferocious on an unprecedented level. Consequently, those who encounter delays […]

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    Second Charge Lending Back To Pre-Pandemic Norms

    Having successfully broken the £100 million barrier in June the UK’s second charge lending sector is back to its pre-pandemic norm. According to the latest figures published by Loans Warehouse, total second charge lending activity hit just over £104 million last month, which is the highest rate since the COVID-19 crisis began. The report from […]

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    Bridging Lenders Remain Optimistic for the Future of UK Economy

    A recent opinion survey, published by The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL), indicates a positive long-term outlook for the bridging market and the UK economy as a whole. Following the budget announcement in early March, more than 73% of bridging finance providers remain confident about the long term health of the economy, in comparison […]

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    Searches for Development Bridging Back in the Top Five

    Specialist brokers operating within the bridging sector have noted a major spike in activity and interest among property developers. As a result, and for the first time since February 2019, development finance is back within the top five search terms within the bridging category. According to Knowledge Bank, which recently revealed the top-performing search terms […]

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    How to Get a Bridging Loan for a London Property

    With monthly interest rates hovering at an all-time low, there has never been a more cost-effective time to consider bridging finance. Particularly where the funds are required quickly and for a major purchase or investment, bridging loans offer an invaluable lifeline for both private borrowers and commercial customers. Getting a Bridging Loan as a Homeowner […]

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    Bridging Sector Bouncing Back After £278m Fall in 2020

    Almost every arm of the financial services sector in the UK was adversely affected by COVID-19 last year. The bridging finance segment was no exception, which according to the latest figures from Bridging Trends fell by £278 million compared to 2019. (Click image for full size version) In total, bridging loans valued at £455 million […]

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    The Big Question: Renovate or Relocate?

    For some, lockdown provided the perfect opportunity to take stock of what matters and appreciate their homes in an entirely new way. For others, the whole situation made it abundantly clear that they simply were not happy with where they lived. COVID-19 has forced millions to revisit what we expect, what we want and what […]

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    2019’s Most Important Bridging Trends

    Both in an economic and political sense, 2019 will go down in history as one of the UK’s most unstable periods. This did not stop bridging finance activity once again showing remarkable strength and resilience, with the sector having performed better than expected throughout the entire 12-month period. This is perhaps attributed in part to […]

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    Regulated Bridging Loan Helps Couple Create Their Dream Home

    UK Property Finance recently aided a newly married couple purchase and refurbish the property of their dreams. The couple had found their perfect home in a desirable area of Suffolk where they had previously lived and which was being marketed at a price within their budget due to the updating work required. When the couple […]

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