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Top tips for securing a bridging loan

The first half of 2021 saw UK house prices soar at a pace not seen since 2014. Halifax reported an average 9.5% increase in the months leading up to June with the stamp duty holiday responsible for creating a surge in demand. The rush to get deals over the line before the cut-off date saw…

Why did Signature Property Finance bring legals in-house?

It’s an old adage, but at Signature Property Finance the customer really is king. We pride ourselves on acting with clarity, being honest and trustworthy, and delivering on our promises in a timely manner. But the business of property finance is a complex and time-consuming one, involving many individuals. Deals are rarely straightforward and it…

Independent property developer receives bridging loan to complete largescale renovation

Although the benefits of Standard Bridging Loans have been well documented, many people are still unfamiliar with the process and are unsure of what to look for when trying to find a trustworthy short-term property finance provider. When it comes to securing a bridging loan deal, certainty of funding and transparency are key, as you…

Signature making quick inroads in London and the South

Although some industry commentators believe the market is a little over-heated at the moment, driven by the increased activity thanks to the Stamp Duty holiday, deals are still being done and Signature Property Finance is funding them. Andy Neocleous, our Relationship Manager for London and the South connected with a broker new to us, St…

Price is important but it’s not everything

As short-term property finance specialists, the team here at Signature Property Finance really works hard to deliver an excellent customer service, always based on our promise to deliver on the terms agreed at the outset – we do what we say we will. This commitment to service and certainty of funding is at the heart…

House prices fluctuations create tough market for professional buyers

Scotland had the weakest figures for new buyer inquiries of any nation or region in the UK during February, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The number of properties being put on the market was also down, for the fourth consecutive month, with most commentators pointing to the lockdown restrictions for slowing…

Announcing the Winner of our 12 Deals of Christmas Competition

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 12 Deals of Christmas competition – Andrew Mackenzie-Shapland of Morris Shapland Financial Services.  The competition ran through December to January and involved answering 12 questions correctly – each related to a deal Signature Property Finance successfully secured in 2020 – then adding up the figures from your answers and submitting a final figure as your entry.   Andrew was able…

Materials shortages pose new challenge for property developers

Just when property developers thought it couldn’t get any worse following the pandemic and an overheating market thanks to the stamp duty holiday, along comes a shortage of construction products including roofing materials and timber. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is reporting a rise of around 20% in timber prices and some roofing products being…

Working on Zoom to explain refurbishment loans

We have been in lockdown or coping with travel restrictions for almost a year now and for many of us that rely on meeting our clients and prospects face to face, it’s been a challenge. Although, I’m actually beginning to wonder how I ever found time for travel!

Personal Guarantees and why we need them

When Providing short-term property finance, like refurbishment and bridging loans, not only does a lot of effort go into delivering the funds on time, but also into ensuring the loan can be redeemed at some point in the future.

“I’ve the utmost respect for Signature. When I have the right deal, I speak to Tony and his team. There is nothing complicated about Signature, they just work hard to deliver the right products, with a fast, efficient service, based on what brokers, developers and investors need.”

Simon Harrison, Flexible Commercial Funding Ltd

5 Tips for heavy refurb

Relationship Manager Andy Neocleous shares some tips to ensure your next heavy refurbishment project is successful.

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