Selling your home and buying a new property at the same time can be a little tricky.
It can sometimes take a while to sell your home, leaving you without the sales proceeds to buy your new property.
With a bridging loan, you can avoid the stress of matching up settlement dates, move quickly to buy your new home and give yourself more time to sell your existing property.
A stort-term bridging finance is also known as ‘relocation loan’.
Bridging loans explained: How does it work?
A bridging loan is basically finance that allows you to buy a new property without having to sell your existing property first.
Banks work out the size of the loan by adding the value of your new home to your existing mortgage then subtracting the likely sale price of your existing home.
What you’re left with is your “ongoing balance” or “end debt” which represents the principal of your bridging loan. Banks will assess your ability to make mortgage repayments on this end debt.
Lenders use both properties as security and you’ll have one loan (peak debt) to cover both the existing debt and the new purchase.
Between when your bridging loan is advanced until you sell your existing home, most lenders capitalise interest-only repayments on the peak debt which means that you’ll only have to worry about continuing to make principal and interest (P&I) on your current mortgage, rather than trying to manage repayments on two home loans.
After your property is sold, you simply continue to make normal home loan repayments, plus the compounded bridge loan interest, on the new loan.
JCB’s fully electric compact digger has won the construction industry’s prestigious Dewar Award for ‘Outstanding Technical Achievement in the British Automotive Industry’.
The one-ton digger is thought to be the world’s first ever fully electric compact digger and represents a breakthrough for the industry in combating emissions and climate change.
The RAC’s Dewar Award is only awarded during years where the committee believe there are worthy contenders. This is JCB’s second win, as they also received the trophy in 2006 for their diesel land speed record-breaking JCB Dieselmax car powered by two JCB engines.
John Wood MBE, chairman of the Dewar Technical Committee, said: “Awarding the 2019 trophy to JCB was a unanimous decision by the Dewar Technical Committee. It represents a bold commitment to the introduction of novel technology in the off-road sector.”
JCB’s 19C-1E electric digger is now in full production and has already sold over 200 units. The digger can do a full day’s work on a single charge, produces zero emissions and is five times quieter than its diesel equivalent.
The 19C-1E is ideal for using inside cities to reduce noise and air pollution and for building projects taking place indoors or in enclosed spaces.
As the impact and consequences of climate change become more severe worldwide, the construction industry is under increasing pressure to review the effects that their equipment, machinery and vehicles are having on the environment.
If you require help or advice with financing electric diggers, excavators, or commercial vehicles, speak to our team here at Richmond Asset Finance. We provide a range of flexible vehicle finance and asset finance services to help you to grow your business. To discuss your requirements in more detail, give our team a call on 0113 288 3277.
The construction industry is a varied and complex business particularly on large development projects where there will be a number of parties involved. From developers to builders and investors each will have a role to play before a project reaches completion and everyone can benefit from the return on investment. With this in mind here are some of the key considerations when seeking construction finance and how specialist finance for the sector can help.
Construction finance can save time
Getting a development project off the ground often requires investors to finance 75% of the development cost. This can delay projects while investors are sought to meet this cost. Construction finance brokers can help secure the best rates and find suitable lenders.
Construction finance can help meet upfront payments
Construction companies will normally demand upfront payments before starting work on a project. This means developers will need the funds to pay them. These funds will come from investors but often to make investments more attractive, payments are staged. Construction finance can help with construction costs and plug any gaps in funding.
Construction companies can overcome cashflow challenges
The main challenges for construction companies are paying for raw materials and their workers. If a project is late being delivered and payment terms include a lump sum payment on completion this can mean delays to the final payment putting the business at risk. Construction finance can help reduce this risk and cover upfront costs.