First charge commercial bridging loans

Get fast, short-term access to the capital you need to complete your projects

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2. Terms from one to 24 months
3. LTVs up to 70%
4. No exit fees
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Commercial loans

TAB’s first charge commercial loans are secured against UK commercial properties. Common uses of first charge loans include the purchase of investment properties where finance is needed quickly, investment property chain breakers, capital raises on unencumbered properties, completion of refurbishment on investment properties or a refinance of properties. 

TAB lends directly to borrowers or through intermediaries. We offer commercial loans of up to 70% of the valuation of your project, including the cost of borrowing. There are no exit fees and the interest rate on the loan is from 0.85%. There are other instances TAB might lend a first charge commercial loan, we can also lend on mixed-use assets as well. Our experience means we can be flexible with our valuations and consider projects that more traditional lenders would not. We pride ourselves on trust and transparency.

TAB loans are unregulated. Any property used as security is at risk of repossession if you do not keep up with your payments.

First charge commercial loans product details

Interest rate:
From 0.85% pm
Minimum loan:
£ 100,000
Maximum loan:
£ 5,000,000
Up to 70%
Maximum 24 months
Exit Fee:

Other charges may apply

How it works

Borrower applies

Following an initial enquiry, borrowers apply for a short-term loan through our application process.

Decision made

Our team undertakes their due diligence and underwriting process on the borrower and the security property. Terms are then agreed.

Perfect match

The loan is then matched with investors on the TAB platform. Funds are typically available within just 14 days.

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Case studies

1525 - Westminster, London
An existing client of TAB’s needed £3,250,000 first charge residential loan to raise capital for funds for further investments. The property was a four bedroom penthouse apartment forming part of a modern residential development. The client’s exit strategy was to refinance the property, the LTV was 53% and TAB agreed... ..
1308 - Basildon, Essex
The client required £1,000,000 first charge commercial loan to purchase the leasehold of the security which was granted by way of an underlease, i.e landlord under the terms of the lease holds a 999 year lease. TAB provided the loan at LTV of 40% with a 0.95% interest rate per... ..
1410 - Rotherham, Yorkshire
The client required a £352,000 first charge commercial loan to purchase two commercial warehouses for the clients’ business to occupy. The client will refinance to a commercial mortgage once company accounts have been submitted as his exit strategy. The client needed to complete quickly and TAB provided the loan at... ..

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Frequently asked questions

A bridging loan is a short term loan that typically lasts between 3 - 24 months. It is designed to bridge the gap in your finances until a long term financial solution can be sought or additional funds are received from an alternative source, such as a property sale.

At TAB we know that every borrower is unique. We have the flexibility to consider the broadest range of circumstances and the property market experience to recognize potential where traditional lenders see risk. - Refurbishment/redevelopment loans of all for properties of sizes and complexity - Developer exit loans for completed and nearly completed projects in need of extra finance - Auction completing loans - Commercial bridging loans to expand property portfolios - Mortgage bridging loans, when traditional lenders can’t complete quickly enough.

A first charge loan is a loan on a residential or commercial property. In the case of a first charge, TAB will take precedence and first rights on the property. This means that the property could be sold by way of repossession to recover the value of the loan and any associated costs should default occur.

Due to the short term nature of a bridging loan, the sum of money borrowed is due for repayment according to the terms that are agreed upon before the loan is completed. Interest is charged on bridging loans which is calculated on a monthly basis. Interest can be paid in one of two ways. Either monthly (serviced) or retained (unserviced). Retained means the total cost of the interest will be rolled up and added to the initial lump sum borrowed and due for repayment at the end of the loan term.

For more information you can view our full list of frequently asked questions here.