Our friends at Bridging & Commercial offer commentary on what is seen as a fast-growing bridging-loan market. We run a brief excerpt below.
This news item accords with our own experience. It's perhaps no coincidence that the latest loan offering on site is a property-backed bridging loan, which is attracting steady bids from lenders. The offer is property-backed and has a twelve-month term. The interest rate is fixed at 10 per cent. For fuller detail, register or log in.
"Encouraging figures were published just last week by the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) showing that bridging lending for the 12 months to June passed the £3bn mark for the first time, up from £2.8bn recorded for the same period last year, with applications surging by 56.6% year-on-year.
"These positive figures continue: bridging lending hit £875m in Q2 2017, up 12.1% on Q1 2017, with £4.9bn worth of applications received in the period.
"Experts believe alternative finance companies and bridging specialists are stepping in to fill the void as mainstream lenders exit the market amid continued uncertainty following the UK's decision to leave the EU."
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