Bridging Finance

Thistle Finance are specialists in providing bridging loan facilities for residential and commercial needs across the whole of the UK.

Our funding solutions are tailor made to exactly meet the needs of your clients with bridging loan interest rates as low as 0.45% per month.

As a short-term loan facility, Bridging Finance can be the right solution when clients need access to fast funding for immediate needs, including:

  • Purchasing a property at auction, where a quick completion is vital
  • Purchasing a property where main stream funding is unavailable until a program of refurbishment has been carried out

The key to successful bridging is having a clearly defined exit strategy. We take the time to fully understand a client’s priorities and ensure not only the best product, rate and lender is sourced but also that exit options are fully discussed and understood.

Bridging Finance can fall into a Regulated contract if clients are raising capital against their own residential property or a combination of their own residential property and another security. Unlike other master brokers, Thistle is more than happy to offer introducers an advised sale on regulated bridging products that we have sourced, giving clients peace of mind. Thistle will also assist our introducers in providing clients with viable exit solutions.

Mitigation of risk is vital when considering Bridging Finance, so why not partner with a master broker who looks at the complete picture and not just the initial facility? Call 0131 285 4778 to speak to one of our advisers.


Regulated Bridging

Regulated loans are offered on a property you are living in or are going to live in:

  • Regulated residential bridging
  • Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Secured by first legal charges against property that is currently or will be occupied by close family
  • Borrower or family need to occupy at least 40% of the property

Unregulated Bridging

Unregulated bridging products are useful for corporate entities, properties not lived in by the owner, or individuals with unique circumstances that don’t fall into other categories.

  • First charge loan on a commercial property
  • First charge loan on a property being used as an investment
  • Second Charge bridging facilities on the borrower’s home  for business purposes, over £25,000

Our aim at Thistle is to ensure that our introducer and client journey is complication free. We have the expertise to deliver this service for all our bridging finance clients.

Nathan Ellis-Calcott

Bridging Finance Overview

1st, 2nd and 3rd Charge available over residential, commercial, semi-commercial and land (with/without planning) securities.

  • Up to 100% LTV available with additional security
  • Individual, Ltd Company, LLP’s and Specialist Property Vehicles
  • Terms from 1mth – 36mths
  • Loans from £25k – £50m
  • Interest roll up, retained, serviced or a combination.
  • Thistle will structure a bespoke facility depending on the client’s specific requirements
  • Staged funding for self-build, development or structural refurbishment applications. Thistle can tailor facilities based on Gross Developed Values with no non-utilisation clauses