What is a Bridging Loan?
Bridging loans are a type of short-term finance commonly used for property owners, investors and developers. It is ideal for those who are urgently looking to complete on a property and where a traditional mortgage application process would take too long. So rather than lose a potential opportunity, the individual can apply for a bridging loan and receive the money in one lump within a few working days. Once the borrower has bought the property and has access to more finance (by renting it out, refurbishing and reselling it), they are able to repay their loan and find themselves in a better financial position.
When To Apply With a Bridging Loans Broker?
Scenario 1: Moving Home
The individual has not sold their home yet but is desperate to complete on a new property or they risk losing it. A bridging loan allows them to get the money they need to complete on the property and then they can repay the loan when their house eventually sells. For extra security, see guarantor loans and visit here for bad credit.
Bridging Loan Example: Your house is worth £200,000 and you have an outstanding mortgage of £100,000, you want to move to a £400,000 and do so quickly. But you won’t be able to get a mortgage in just a few weeks or sell your existing home. So you get bridging finance to cover the gap, allowing you to move in quickly and clear your debts when your original house is sold.
Scenario 2: Property Developer
A small or large property developer sees an individual property or block of flats that they want to refurbish and sell at a higher price. Rather than go through a long mortgage process, they can borrow a few hundred thousand or million pounds, receive the money within a few days or weeks and complete very quickly. Several months or years later, the property has been renovated and has now gone up in value, they can sell the estate, allowing them to repay their loan and make a profit. This type of finance is particularly popular for buy to let property developers.
Scenario 3: Raising Finance
If you have an existing bridging loan or mortgage, known as a ‘first charge,’ any equity left over can be used for another loan, known as a ‘second charge.’ This can be used to raise finance for an investment opportunity such as putting money into a business or another property.
Octagon Capital can facilitate finance for agricultural land, bungalows, care homes, chalets, converted barns, cottages, detached homes, farmhouses, guest houses, hotels, maisonettes, mid-terraced homes, offices, petrol garages, semi-detached homes, studio flats, terraces, townhouses and warehouses.
We proudly offer bridging loans in London, Birmingham, Manchester, South-East England, Wales, Scotland and practically every other area of the UK upon request. We sadly cannot facilitate loans in Ireland.