This is a general term that refers to short-term finance in relation to the purchase or refurbishment of property. It enables you to move quickly to secure desirable properties and, whilst it is more expensive than traditional forms of property finance, it gives you the ability to exploit property transactions at short notice. These types of loans are typically available up to 65% of the 90 day value of the property, with interest rates ranging from 75% per month to 3% per month. With fees of 2% on entry of the loan and 1% on exit of the loan. It will be prudent to point out with bridging facilities an exit strategy is always required to be in place at the outset. Terms range from 3-18 months
When many hear the terms 'bridging finance' and 'bridging loans', you might think of lending instruments which allow you to buy a new property before you've managed to sell the property you already own. However, while bridging finance can be used in that situation, it also has a range of other uses – and it can be a handy option for business owners looking for funding, especially short-term.
A short term property-backed loan is considered to be a bridge between now and a future situation when it will be replaced by some other source of longer term funding. It is extremely common in commercial property markets as a stop-gap while a mortgage is being arranged.