Why use a specialist auction loan broker?
Whether you need a bridging loan to buy a property at auction, to bridge the financial gap between a residential or commercial property purchase and sale, or to give you time to renovate a property deemed unfit for habitation before you obtain a standard mortgage, our panel of lenders offers different types of bridging finance for all needs and objectives.
Bridging loan calculator
Looking for a bridging loan example? Our bridging loan calculator makes it easy to get an idea of how much your loan could cost. Simply add basic information into the online calculator fields to get an indication of how much your finance could cost. Our bridging loan calculator is available 24/7 to get an idea of the costs involved – but our team can work rapidly to get you a tailored illustration of the best deals currently available to you.
Borrowers will need a deposit and around 25% is typical, although different lenders will have different requirements. The higher the LTV, the more expensive the loan is likely to be. Conversely, a bridging loan with a 50% LTV will typically attract an interest rate of between 0.43% to 0.55% a month (for a residential loan including light refurbishment – commercial loans tend to have higher interest rates.) Some lenders may offer a 100% bridging loan LTV if alternative collateral (security) can be provided – perhaps in the form of another property.
A bridging loan is a form of short-term finance, designed to last for months rather than years. This means that it has a higher rate of interest than a standard mortgage, which is often set to last for around 25 years. Borrowers must be aware of the short-term nature of these deals and recognise that the interest rate is also illustrated on a monthly basis. Again, this differs from standard mortgages which are expressed in terms of annual interest rates (APRs). Expect to pay significantly more for your bridging loan on the basis that it is short in nature and designed to be rapidly repaid by a property sale, organisation of a longer-term, standard mortgage or another exit strategy.