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Bridging Loan Process and Criteria

We pride ourselves on making the process of securing a bridging loan as simple as possible for our clients. Bridging Ventures Group will take you through every step to ensure you’re making the right decision in terms of product and lender for the best possible rate.

To gain a better understanding of the benefits of bridging finance, we have a selection of in-depth guides as well as a guide to rates and fees to help you find the right product. Otherwise read on below to find out more.

The Bridging Loan Process

  • Get in touch with us by either enquiring through our website or giving us a call on 0208 506 6050 for a no-obligation conversation with a bridging loan expert. We will talk through your circumstances and offer initial terms on the lowest rate available to you.
  • We will send out a decision in principle within two hours outlining the terms available including any fees and charges that may be payable. As a traditional bridging lender with our in-house underwriting capabilities, we can offer you a rapid decision focused on the level of security you provide.
  • Once you are happy with the terms and understand exactly how the product works we will start the application process. We would then instruct the valuation (if one is needed on your application) and legal process as soon as they are happy with the information received. In cases that are less urgent, we are able to delay the legal work until you are happy with the survey results.
  • Once this work’s done you are free to draw down on your bridging loan and complete on your property transaction/refinance.

How long does the bridging loan process take?

Although lenders and brokers are keen to push the fact that these loans can be completed quickly, the reality is that 2 weeks would be considered fairly quick.

Typically, we can make a quick decision within 24 hours, allowing you to move swiftly to achieve your objectives. As a traditional bridging lender with our in-house underwriting capabilities, we can offer you a rapid decision focused on the level of security you provide.

How can I make the process run smoothly?

The key here is in providing information.

Be clear about yourself, any issues you’ve had and what exactly you’re looking to do.

When asked for information, provide it straight away and to a good standard.

Although this is very simple advice, the amount of time it saves can’t be overstated. It’s simply the only way to complete an application quickly.

The Bridging Loan Criteria

The information below is intended to act as a guide and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the facilities we have available. If your loan does not meet the criteria set out below, talk to one of our advisors to find out how we can help.

Loan sizes

£25,000 upwards with no maximum loan – whether you’re looking for a small or large bridging loan, we can help.


We can fund loans from 1 month to 36 months. FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) regulated bridging loans are restricted to a maximum term of 12 months.

Acceptable security

We can lend against the following security types:

  • Houses
  • Flats
  • Mixed use properties
  • Offices
  • Retail premises
  • Industrial
  • Hotels
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Farms
  • Hotels
  • Care homes
  • Land (with or without planning)


We can fund applications through the UK on our standard plans. Bridging Ventures Group. has funding lines in place that are available across the world, for information, please talk through your requirements with an adviser. We have lenders who specialise in offering prime bridging loans in London.

Credit history

We can offer bridging loans for bad credit applicants. In situations where credit history is particularly bad, the bridging loan interest rates you can get may increase slightly.

Loan purpose

We can fund bridging loans for any legal purpose. Our loans are often used to:

  • Using a bridging loan to finance a house purchase
  • To fund investment property purchases
  • Release capital for property refurbishment
  • Purchase a new property before the sale of an existing property is completed
  • Pay urgent tax liabilities
  • Provide a cash injection for business purposes
  • Bridging loans for property developers
  • Income evidence

Will I have to make monthly payments?

We can add the interest into the loan, to avoid the need for monthly payments. Alternatively, if you would prefer to make the monthly payments, we are able to facilitate this, where affordable.

Exit strategy

We can consider any realistic exit strategy.

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