Types of loans
3 to 36 mths
£100K to £5m
Up to 70%
loan to value
If you need funds to start constructing or upgrading a property, a residential loan is ideal. Suitable for property developers, landlords and homeowners.
A residential loan can be used to get the work done and get the property into a state where you can either sell the property or arrange a longer-term finance arrangement.
Bridging Loan in 48hrs
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What our customers say
Thank you for partnering with us on this project. It's been great to have had a knowledgeable funder who understood the project and allowed us to get on with doing what we do."
John & Sam, Property Development
It has been fantastic working with you all and we’ve appreciated your advice, support and efficiency throughout."
Vicki and Peter, Property Development
I'm so happy and want to thank you with all my heart - you have enabled me to buy the property of my dreams!"
Chloe, Property Loan
We cannot thank you enough for helping get this over the line and the life-changing opportunities that are now on the horizon"
Jill, Property Finance
Personally, I found the service from Bricks 11/10 in every aspect, and I would highly recommend."
Oli, Property Developer
Bricks have given me the support I needed to do this. I couldn’t be happier to see it going up before my very eyes."
Russ, Beach House Development
When the guys from Bricks say they are going to back you they do, and it has been a real pleasure partnering with them on this project."
Matt, Property Development
I was really pleased with how quickly I had access to finance. I would recommend them to anyone looking to raise finance."
Jon, Property Development
I’d really recommend Bricks Finance for anyone who needs to raise finance. They just allow you to get on and make things a success."
Dave and David, Property Development
I will be forever indebted to you all (thankfully no longer financially!) for taking a punt on somebody looking for a leg up in a new industry."
Alex, Forest Holiday Village Development
Frequently asked questions
When I lend to Bricks Finance, what is the main risk?
The main risk is that we are unable to continue to make the interest payments when they fall due or to repay the loan principal amount when it falls due. In order to minimise that risk: (i) We meet and check the creditworthiness of every borrower; (ii) Certain security documents are entered into between Bricks Finance and the borrower (apart from probate loans) to secure the total amount repayable under the loan contracts against a property or other assets owned by the borrower; and (iii) We request certain due diligence material, check valuations, and a certificate of title, or we take secure possession. These steps help to reduce the risk of Bricks Finance losing its capital but does not completely eliminate the risk.
What equity reserves does Bricks Finance hold?
As well as ensuring Bricks Finance has a cushion against falling asset values, we ensure we have sufficient capital reserves to absorb unexpected losses. At 30 April 2021 our capital reserves were over £2M, exceeding the level required of us by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Does Bricks Finance provide financial advice?
Bricks Finance does not give financial advice or recommendation. It is up to you to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities. Your capital is at risk and is not protected under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Do you offer personal loans as well as commercial loans?
Yes, Bricks Finance lends to people, trusts and businesses.
Are your bridging loans regulated or unregulated?
Both, Bricks Finance offers regulated and unregulated loans.
What security do you accept for bridging and short term loans?
Bridging loans can be arranged against land, investment properties, commercial properties, or high value assets. The secured properties don’t have to be owned by you but could be pledged by a guarantor.
What’s the maximum amount of money I can borrow?
Between £50,000 and £2,000,000. Larger loans may be possible.
Is Bricks Finance a peer to peer (P2P) lender?
No. Everybody, including the Bricks Finance founders and families, place their money in the same investment fund and then the Bricks Finance founders decide who the fund lends to.
Can I get a loan even if I am retired?
Yes, Bricks Finance lends to people who are retired. You can apply now by contacting Tracey Abbott, our Head of Lending, by calling 01392 345778 or use our contact us form.
Do you offer loans for pensioners?
Yes, Bricks Finance lends to pensioners. You can apply now by contacting Tracey Abbott, our Head of Lending, by calling 01392 345778 or use our contact us form.
Am I eligible to receive a bridging loan?
Contact us and we will tell you if you qualify for a Bricks Finance bridging loan.
How long does it take to arrange a loan?
We have made loans as quickly as two days from initial request.
How can I calculate the cost of a bridging loan?
Use our loan calculator or contact us for a quote.
How would Bricks Finance cope with a dramatic downturn in the UK property market?
Because the security documents create security over property or assets, if there were to be a dramatic downturn in the UK property market, or other markets, this could affect borrowers’ ability to repay the amounts due to Bricks Finance. However, even if the value of the security falls the borrower could continue to pay the interest and the principal as it falls due. We pass the Bank of England stress test of a 31% fall in UK residential property values.
Why do you only lend to projects in the South West?
We also lend to people in Wiltshire, Gloucester, Oxford, Bucks, Berks, Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex, Dyfed, Glamorgan, Gwent, Hereford & Worcester, Powys. We do like to meet everyone and see the project before we make any loan.
How long can I invest for?
Following a minimum term of 12 months, we have options for 6, 9, or 12 months’ notice.
As a short term loan investor, how much can I invest?
Between £50,000 and £2,000,000.
What happens if I need the money I loaned to Bricks Finance before the maturity date?
Although we are under no obligation to repay loans early except as specified in each loan document, we will consider the circumstances and, if cash reserves permit, repay early if there is a compelling need.
As an investor, when I lend to Bricks Finance, who has risk priority?
Bricks Finance enables you to make fixed-rate loans indirectly to a borrower either secured by assets or, in the case of probate loans, with a very strong covenant. Your loan will be made under an individual loan instrument directly between you and Bricks Finance. Loan instruments may have different maturities and interest rates but all rank equally including with directors’ and founders’ own lending to Bricks Finance.
How would borrowers and investors be affected if there was a dramatic increase or fall in UK interest rates?
Every Bricks Finance borrower and lender signs an agreement with a fixed interest rate and consequently we are independent of UK interest rate changes.
Do you offer bonds or mini bonds?
Yes. The minimum investment is £100,000. Everybody, including the Bricks Finance founders and families, lend their money to the same investment fund and then the Bricks Finance founders decide who the fund lends to.
How do you minimise the risk of fraud?
We work with Top 100 UK legal firms Trowers and Hamlins LLP and Michelmores Solicitors LLP, and as part of our legal due diligence we make certain identity, fraud and credit checks, in addition to the checks on valuation and certificate of title. Being regulated, we follow Financial Conduct Authority guidelines and meet all of our borrowers.
What are the different types of bridging loans available to businesses?
Bricks Finance provides regulated and unregulated bridging loans to individuals, trusts and businesses.
What happens if I need to extend the repayment date of my loan beyond our agreement?
We recognise that in the real world, projects can take longer than anticipated. We are under no obligation to extend our loans but where the fundamental basis of the loan is still sound, we do offer loan extensions.
Where does the funding come from for each loan?
We use our own family money plus funds from a small group of investors. We do not rely on institutional funding and can therefore make quick decisions on new loans.