How to Navigate the World of Bridging Loans in Scotland


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Are you looking to dip your toes into the world of bridging loans in Scotland? It can be a daunting prospect, but fear not! With the right knowledge and guidance, navigating the ins and outs of bridging finance in Scotland can be a smooth and relatively stress-free experience. From understanding the basics of bridging loans to finding the right lender for your needs, we've got you covered every step of the way.


Frequently asked Questions

What is a bridging loan in Scotland and how does it work?


Bridging loans in Scotland are a short-term financing option that helps individuals or businesses bridge the gap between buying a new property before selling their existing one. In Scotland, bridging loans are commonly used to secure quick funds for property purchases. The loan is secured against the property being purchased, and the borrower is required to pay back the loan amount, plus interest, within a short period, typically 12-18 months.


• They have higher interest rates and fees than regular mortgages, as they are generally used for the short term rather than the regular mortgage longer term.


• They have less strict criteria and fewer checks than conventional loans, as they are based on the value of the property or land rather than the borrower’s income or credit history.


• They are more flexible and faster to arrange than standard loans, as they can be tailored to the borrower’s needs and circumstances.


Bridging loans that are used by businesses for buying and developing property are typically not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which means they do not have the same level of protection and recourse as regulated loans. Therefore, borrowers need to be careful and do their research before applying for one.


What is the Minimum Loan Amount for a Bridging Loan in Scotland?


There is a minimum loan amount of £50,000 to a maximum of around £15 million for a bridging loan.


What are the key benefits and popular uses for a bridging loan in Scotland?


One of the main benefits of using a bridging loan in Scotland is the speed of access to funds. Bridging loans are known for their quick approval process, making them ideal for situations where a fast cash injection is needed. Additionally, bridging loans offer flexibility in terms of repayment options, allowing borrowers to tailor the loan terms to their specific needs.


• Development bridging loans: These are used to fund property development projects, such as renovations, conversions, extensions, or self-builds. They can cover the cost of materials, labour, planning permission, and other expenses.


Auction bridging loans: These are used to buy properties at auctions, where the buyer has to pay a deposit of usually 10% on the day of the auction and the full amount within 28 days. They can help buyers secure a bargain or a unique opportunity.


Buy Refurbish Refinance Rent Projects: These are used to buy property when the intention is to retain the property, Refurbish it, Rent it out and Re-finance it with a longer term buy to let mortgage. This strategy is known as B.R.R.R. and is commonly used by landlords as way to quickly build a property portfolio.


What are the key considerations to keep in mind for a bridging loan in Scotland?


When applying for a bridging loan in Scotland, it is important to consider factors such as the loan amount, interest rates, fees, repayment terms, and loan-to-value ratio. It's crucial to work with a reputable commercial finance broker who can offer competitive rates and transparent terms to ensure a smooth borrowing experience.


A difference between buying a property in Scotland and in England and Wales is that in Scotland, there is no stamp duty land tax (SDLT), but instead there is a land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) and like throughout the UK an Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) tax, ADS tax applies when buying a property that is not your main residence. This is a progressive tax that applies to both residential and commercial properties, with different rates and thresholds depending on the value of the property.


LBTT and ADS tax can be instantly calculated using our Property Profit Calculator iOS app which can be downloaded from the Apple AppStore.


How long does it take to get approved for a bridging loan in Scotland?


The approval process for a bridging loan in Scotland can vary depending on the lender. Generally, approval can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. It's important to be prepared with all necessary documentation to expedite the process.


How to apply for a bridging loan in Scotland?


• Get in touch with an experienced broker who can offer a bridging loan and can compare different lenders and their terms and conditions, provide some basic information about the property, your financial situation, and your exit strategy. The broker would then be in a position to process the enquiry and provide an indicative quote and a decision in principle.


• If the indicative quote is acceptable and you would like to proceed, we would then proceed to a formal application where you would provide documents such as proof of identity, proof of address and solicitor details. The lender or broker will then conduct a property valuation to assess eligibility and the risk involved.


• Review the formal offer and the terms and conditions of the loan. If you are happy with them, sign the loan agreement and pay any fees or charges that may apply.


• Receive the funds in your account within a few days of completing the process.




Bridging finance in Scotland is a popular choice among property developers, landlords, and investors due to its speed, versatility, and broad applicability. Unlike traditional mortgages that may take several months to process, bridging loans can be secured and completed within weeks.


Bridging loan providers primarily assess the market value of the property being acquired and the feasibility of the planned exit strategy, rather than focusing on the applicant’s credit history.


Consequently, applicants with a less-than-ideal credit history or hard-to-verify income won’t face an immediate rejection. In Scotland, a bridging loan can cover up to 75% of the lower amount between the property’s value and its purchase price. If the property is intended for refurbishment, this amount can potentially increase to 85%.


For property developers, landlords, or investors purchasing real estate in Scotland, having swift access to a bridging loan is a crucial asset. This financial tool enables you to rapidly secure necessary funds, making your purchasing power comparable to that of a cash buyer due to the expedited processing of bridging loans.


Additionally, we offer below market value bridging loans, which permit borrowing up to 100% of the purchase price, provided the purchase price is less than the property’s actual market value, or if an additional property is pledged as collateral.


The flexibility of a bridging loan is one of its key benefits. Suppose you opt for a 12-month loan term but are able to repay in just 4 months; you’ll only be responsible for the interest accrued during those 4 months. Additionally, you have the freedom to repay the loan at any time without incurring Early Redemption Charges, offering peace of mind should your project timelines extend unexpectedly.

Bridging Loans Scotland

Residential Bridging
  • £50,000 to £15 Million
  • LTV Up to 85%
  • LTV for heavy refurb up to 75%
  • Interest rates from 0.50% per month
  • Maximum Term 24 Months
  • Interest can be fully rolled up
  • Indicative Terms within 4 hours
Mixed Use Bridging
  • £50,000 to £15 Million
  • LTV Up to 75%
  • LTV for heavy refurb up to 70%
  • Interest rates from 0.60% per month
  • Maximum Term 24 Months
  • Interest can be fully rolled up
  • Indicative Terms within 4 hours
Commercial Bridging
  • £50,000 to £15 Million
  • LTV Up to 70%
  • LTV for heavy refurb up to 70%
  • Interest rates from 0.80% per month
  • Maximum Term 24 Months
  • Interest can be fully rolled up
  • Indicative Terms within 4 hours


bridging loans in Scotland

Bridging Loan in Scotland.

We provide market leading bridging finance in Scotland with an experienced and professional service for property developers, landlords and investors.

Up to 100% Open Market Value bridging finance can be available for Below Market Value purchases.

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mixed use bridging loan

Mixed Use Bridging Finance.

Mixed use bridging loans are designed to cover purchases and refinances of residential property where there is a commercial property below.

Quickly secure a property purchase (perfect for auctions), Secure funds for a refurbishment project or Refinance to raise capital for any legal purpose

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Bridging Overdraft Finance.

With drawdowns landing within 48 hours this is the ideal bridging product for any active developer to have in their toolkit.

It can be drawn upon whenever required, repaid or reduced and drawn again and again, interest is only applied to the account on the amount borrowed.

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Absolutely delighted with the service levels and attention to detail provided and was never left wondering what was happening with my residential development bridging application, I saved over £1000 in legal fees and it completed ahead of schedule. Happy Days.

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