Your search results

Bridging and short term finance

Are you looking for bridging or short term finance?

Bridging finance can be used for a variety of reasons but in short it ‘bridges the gap’ and offers you short-term financing whilst you wait for a ‘traditional mortgage’ to be approved.

The typical reasons for obtaining bridging finance are to:

  • Fund a new house purchase whilst you wait for your existing property to sell
  • Purchasing a property at auction
  • Flipping properties (purchasing a property, renovate it, sell it)
  • To fund a commercial purchase / commercial development
  • To fund a restoration project

Whatever you need a bridging loan for, we will find the right finance for you. Due to the short-term nature of bridging finance it can be complicated and significantly more expensive, with higher rates of interest than a normal loan.

Although expensive, they can be invaluable in facilitating a property purchase when banks are slow, previous premises are not sold or when buying at auction.

With banks and building societies having reduced lending since the financial crisis there has been an increase of alternative bridging lenders on the market.

As it is a demand-led market, rates can not only be high, but large legal and administration fees can also be added. We are able to use our experience, expertise and contacts to find you the best bridging loans for your circumstances and ensure you understand the fees, details and implications of the loan.

We predominantly provide bridging loans for landlords, property developers and asset-rich borrowers for investment, buy-to-let and development, but we can help with bridging loans for private individuals if the banks are taking too long to process applications for larger home loans, and you risk losing the purchase.

  • Contact us

    If you would like to arrange an appointment to speak with our mortgage team or if you have any questions, please call 01869 248 339 for our Bicester office 02037 817 001 for our Fitzrovia, London office and 01865 660 023 for our Oxford office, or email us at

The IMS Property Group is an official authorised member of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB), a trade body for over 1600 commercial finance brokers and lenders across the UK.

As an NACFB member, we are required to have Consumer Credit Permission, Professional Indemnity Insurance, a Data Protection Licence, and a strong track record with nationally recognised lenders.

  • Request a Mortgage Appointment

Compare Listings

IMS Mobile Logo