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Bridging Loan Calculator.

This bridging finance calculator is for bridging loans where the security property is a residential property that is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), such as a buy to let, an HMO, or a permitted development scheme where the planning consent has already been granted for the conversion of the property being used as security to residential.

*For commercial bridging loans, please contact us for your bridging finance quote.

What Bridging
Loan To Value Can
I Expect?

The bridging loan to value (LTV) and monthly interest rate will be dependent on the property value, type of security property, the location, the credit profile of the borrower, and how much experience the client has.

The bridging loan calculator is designed to provide an accurate guide to the overall cost of a bridging loan facility if it runs full term. However, the interest charged will be less if you redeem the loan before the full term, with loan interest calculated on redemption based on how long you had the bridge loan for.

Note: the figures generated should not be relied upon. Please contact us at any time and we will be pleased to provide you with a detailed accurate quote and loan approval.

How Do I Get Approved For A Bridging Loan?

Please see below for the most common bridging finance criteria:

  • Bridging loans from £50,000 to £100 million+
  • Loan term from 1 month to 24 months
  • Bridging finance available throughout the UK and Western Europe.
  • Borrowers must be between 21 and 75
  • UK and overseas residents welcome
  • First and second charge bridging loans available
  • All property types
  • Credit History – CCJs, defaults and arrears are considered and usually accepted provided the bridging loan exit is not dependent on refinancing
  • No income proof required – except when the loan is to be repaid through refinancing or when the borrower is planning to service the monthly interest
  • Bridging loans are available to individuals, partnerships and limited companies


How Bridging Loan Interest Is Calculated?

The bridging loan calculator provides a detailed breakdown of the monthly interest rate charges, including the arrangement fee/facility fee amount and any broker fees or exit fee if charged. The net loan amount will be dependent on the bridging loan product and the monthly interest rate charged. Typically, the bridging loan interest and arrangement fee will be deducted from the gross loan amount, which will leave you with a net bridging loan figure. However, for some refurbishment bridging loans, the lender will allow the monthly interest to be added to the net loan amount, although the facility fee and broker fee will still be deducted from the gross loan amount.

Bridging Finance Lenders Have Different Ways Of Calculating And Charging Interest.

However, In The Majority Of Cases The Interest Is Retained. For Example:

  • Property market value: £500,000
  • Bridging Loan LTV: 75%
  • Term: 12 months
  • Gross loan amount: £375,000
  • Interest charge: 0.75% per month
  • Interest amount: £2,812.5 per month
  • Total interest: £33,750
  • Facility fee @2%: £7,500
  • Day one net loan: £333,750

Settlement Amount If Loan Kept For 6 Months:

  • £333,750 + 6 months interest = £350,625

When using a bridging loan to refurbish a residential property, there are some lenders who will allow the monthly interest to be added to the loan, which is useful if the net loan amount required needs to be increased.

What Is The Difference Between A Mortgage & Bridging Loan?

A bridging loan is a short term finance option that is used when a regular mortgage would either not be available or not the best option. The bridging loan rates tend to be slightly higher than a mortgage but may work out cheaper in the long run once early repayment charges (ERC’s) are taken into account.


A Bridging Loan Can Be Used When:

  • Buying under value property from an LPA Receiver
  • When you require short term finance to apply for planning permission
  • When buying at auction so need to complete within 28 days
  • Borrowing against value not purchase price
  • If you want to refurbish the property to then sell or refinance
  • Buying with a deferred consideration when the net loan amount is not enough.
  • If the property is uninhabitable or requires refurbishment.
  • You wish to split the title
  • When conventional credit is refused
  • You need working capital
  • You want no monthly payments or the interest to be added to the loan
  • When you need money urgently.


How Do I Get Approved For A Bridging Loan?

  • Houses, flats, maisonettes, bungalows and HMOs
  • Commercial property can be used if it is being converted to 1 or more residential properties, such as an office with permitted development rights.
  • Multiple security properties can be used for the property loan
  • Bridging finance is available in both the UK and Western Europe.
  • Bridging loans are available on properties that would not be eligible for a mortgage.
  • Bridging loans can be used to refinance partially completed buildings, as long as they are wind and water tight.

Do I Need To Get A Valuation?

RICS Red Book Valuations are required for most property finance lenders. However, in certain circumstances, when the underlying property asset is strong and the loan is a low loan to value, some specialist lenders will not require a valuation, but will either rely on their internal asset manager or will use an AVM – or “Automated Valuation Model” – otherwise known as a desktop valuation.

Regulatory Information:

Tiger Financial Ltd is a financial services company registered in England no: 10225910.
Tiger Financial Ltd is directly authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) no 915106.
The FCA does not regulate all mortgage, commercial mortgages or bridging loan products. Think carefully before securing debts against your home. Your home could be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other debt secured on it.

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