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What Are Bridging Loans?

There are many different avenues you can go down when it comes to accessing the finance you need for various ventures and ideas you may have, but it’s important that you do your research and find the most appropriate one to suit your circumstances. 

When it comes to credit, you need to take into account what could happen if you fail to make repayments on any loans you take out, an essential consideration no matter what path you decide to take.

If you’re looking to buy a property, have a new business venture in mind, need to make a divorce settlement or pay your tax bill, you may be interested in finding out more about bridging loans (1).

These are loans you can take out when you need to pay for something while waiting for funds to be made available through the sale of something else. This is why they’re such a popular option for property developers and househunters, because it means they don’t have to wait for the sale of a different property to go through before they can invest.

As popular as they may be, however, remember that bridging loans are secured loans, which means you’ll need to have a high-value asset such as a house to apply for one. 

There are lots of pros associated with these loans and you’ll find you’ll be able to receive funds quickly and are able to borrow large sums as appropriate, but always remember that because the loan is secured against your home, you could risk losing the property if you fail to make repayments.

It’s also important to bear in mind that these products can be an expensive way to borrow money and interest rates can be quite high, depending on your lender and your credit history. 

There are also lots of associated fees and charges you’ll need to consider before you take out a bridging loan, or you could run the risk of falling into debt and potentially losing your home.

If you are struggling with debt at the moment because of cost of living challenges, get in touch with us today to find out about the various UK debt solutions available.



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