A bridging loan is short term finance which can be used to "bridge the gap" until longer term finance or another repayment strategy has been arranged. For example, High Street Banks often take several weeks to underwrite and complete a loan transaction; in some cases this is not quick enough for the borrowers, so a bridging loan can be useful as it can be arranged and completed in a matter of days.
Another factor that sets a bridging loan apart from more conventional loans is that the loan is not always underwritten on the borrower's financial status but rather on their collateral, such as the property they own.
It should be noted that lenders offering bridging require the borrower to provide details of a realistic exit strategy for repayment of the bridging loan.
At Bridging Experts we are expertly placed to arrange the best deals and loan rates from major UK short-term lenders.
Our team can also advise you on what a bridging loan is, how it works and how it can work for you. We can help you make an informed decision on whether bridging is right for you.