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Preparing for a healthy New Year pipeline

Posted: 29/11/2016 / 10:23

Posted by: Jonathan Caplan

Preparing for a healthy New Year pipeline – BestAdvice <style type=”text/css”> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> At the moment, and quite understandably, everyone is focused on the Autumn Statement. Given that I’m writing this prior to the announcement I’ll steer clear of what may (or may not) have been included; just to say that if…

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Are your Clients looking to gift a property to their child? Bridging Finance may be the answer:

Posted: 25/10/2016 / 14:17

Posted by: Jonathan Caplan

Gifted Deposit Example:   Mr & Mrs Doe own a rental property worth £250,000.  They wish to move the property into their Daughters name and gift her £100,000 deposit from the equity in it. Bridging Finance providers could lend Kimberley Doe her required mortgage for £150,000 as a 60% LTV. The Lenders valuation will need to confirm the £250,000 value….

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How bridging can make the difference

Posted: 25/10/2016 / 14:16

Posted by: Jonathan Caplan

Anyone who has been involved in the mortgage or loans market for any length of time will know that the likelihood of a 100% smooth process is slim. It’s not that cases don’t progress naturally and end up with a completion all parties are satisfied with, it’s just that there are pretty much always bumps…

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Financial Reporter Article

Posted: 12/09/2016 / 09:00

Posted by: Jonathan Caplan

In this marketplace, advisers might not be aware of the short-term finance options for clients until they are presented with a personal case study that brings home what can be achieved. Take for instance, one of our employees here who lives locally and is currently having a double-storey rear extension on her home. It’s being…

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Welcome to our new website!

Posted: 12/09/2016 / 09:00

Posted by: Kristian Williams

Welcome to the new First 4 Bridging website. We’ve turbo-charged it to reflect our growing brand and would love you to have a look around. It’s a lot more interactive, easier to navigate (we think anyway!) and will give you a number of different ways to get in touch with us. We also now have…

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Accountants as a source of Bridging finance enquiries

Posted: 01/08/2016 / 09:00

Posted by: Jonathan Caplan

In the world of professional services there are few more important needs than a quality accountant however when it comes to adviser relationships with the accountancy profession are you engaged enough with them? Many advisers of course will already have professional relationships with accountants and apart from offering normal finance advice to their clients, there…

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Post Brexit Financial Reporter Article

Posted: 27/07/2016 / 09:00

Posted by: Jonathan Caplan

The old saying about ‘a week is a long time in politics’ seems completely apt at the moment – it has only been a little over a week since the result of the EU referendum was known but to say there have been some seismic shifts in the tectonic plates of UK politics would be…

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Brokers: don’t forget about your clients’ businesses

Posted: 20/07/2016 / 08:45

Posted by: Jonathan Caplan

It’s rather a pity, in a way…now the universe is down to 699 wonders. Oh, I always rip out the last page of a book. Then it doesn’t have to end. I hate endings! Usually called ‘The Doctor.’ Or ‘The Caretaker.’

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First 4 Bridging Offers Brokers Free Lunch

Posted: 02/06/2016 / 09:55

Posted by: Jonathan Caplan

Everyone in the business world knows there’s no such thing as a free lunch. That’s especially the case with us financial services lot – you’d be hard pressed to find a more cynical bunch. As a result, my job can be very difficult at times. The reason for this is that, at First 4 Bridging,…

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