First charge commercial bridging loans

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2. Terms from 1 to 24 months
3. LTVs up to 65%
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Commercial bridge 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:
£10,000,000
LTV
up to 65%
Term:
Maximum 24 months
Exit fee:
None

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.

Get started with commercial finance today

If you are seeking a commercial bridging loan talk to our expert team today to see how we can help you.

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Frequently asked questions

TAB's first charge commercial bridging loans have a loan to value (LTV) rate of up to 70% of the value of your project, including the cost of borrowing. There are no exit fees and the interest rate on the loan is from 0.85%. As well as 70% LTV on first charge commercial loans, we also lend on mixed-use assets as well.

Legal charges provide the lender with a degree of security in the sense that they are made against the value of the borrower’s property. Should the borrower default on the loan, then those who have a legal charge will have the right to take the monies from the sale of the property.

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.

A second charge loan on a residential or commercial property allows you to borrow money, providing there is enough equity whilst leaving your existing first charge in place. A second charge loan applies if you already have a loan secured against a property that already has an outstanding mortgage. For property improvements such as extensions, you would likely need to take out a second charge bridging loan if you already have a mortgage on the property. The distinction lets the lender know who has priority in the repayment if you can’t pay off the loan by the end of the term.

Commercial first charge bridging loans are secured against UK commercial property. They could be used when you are purchasing a new business, or purchasing commercial property as well as auction gaps and when a property chain is broken.

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 month for 6 months. The borrower required fast completion, and TAB completed within two weeks. 

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

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... ..
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... ..
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... ..

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TAB knows the value of keeping things simple and transparent for everyone. Whatever the size or scope of your plans, our expert team of underwriters, business development managers, and an in-house legal team are here to help with your requirements. Book a meeting with one of our team today.

 

Duncan Kreeger

Founder and CEO

Nick Russell

Sales Director

Eli Korman

Chief Investment Officer and Head of Development Finance

Bethan Jones

Business Development Manager

Danny Scoltock

Head of Underwriting

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