It is designed to provide an accurate as possible guide to the overall cost of a bridging loan facility if it runs full term, and also the reduced costs if the loan is cleared early.
The calculations are based on our most common and popular loan plans. The lending criteria for these plans are detailed below.However, the figures generated should not be relied upon as an accurate quote. Please contact us at anytime and we will be pleased to provide you with a detailed accurate quote and loan approval.
So that our bridging loan calculator provides as accurate as possible illustrations of the likely costs involved in taking out and having a bridging loan, calculations are based on our most popular and commonly arranged loan plans.
The lending criteria is quite simple, to see if you qualify please see below:
Property used as security to qualify for residential bridging loan plans
Valuations are required on most plans. These can either be a desktop valuation or full valuation.
The calculator plans charge interest monthly, which is then usually rolled up. This means that the gross loan balance increases each month as interest is added.
|Loan To Value||Monthly Rate|
|Up to 50%||0.49%|
|50% to 65%||0.59%|
|65% to 70%||0.69%|
|70% to 75%||0.75%|
Loan To Values are based on the open market value, not the lower 90 day or distressed valuation calculations.
(also referred to as Lenders Facility Fees)
For the vast majority of plans, lenders charge a 2% arrangement or facility fee, which is calculated on the net or gross loan amount. For most of our facilities this fee is calculated on the net loan amount, not the gross. We are also able to arrange reduced fees on the following basis:
|Up to £125,000||2%|
|£125,000 to £150,000||1.75%|
|£150,000 to £200,000||1.5%|
|£200,000 to £250,000||1.25%|
|£250,000 to £350,000||1%|
|£350,000 to £500,000||0.75%|
|£500,000 to £750,000||0.5%|
|£750,000 and above||Nil|
For the above plans the minimum loan term is 30 days (1 month), therefore if you repay the loan within the first 30 days you will still be charged the full 30 days interest. After the 30 day period has ended you will only be charged interest up to the actual day that you clear your loan.
If the loan is taken out then the lender will charge an administration fee, which is typically £295. This is not an application fee, it is only charged if you draw down the loan.
These fees vary on the value of the property, or properties, being used as security. Their location and the type of report required is also a factor. Our calculator provides an estimate to the cost of a full valuation.
Desk top valuations cost less and are quicker, so we always use these wherever possible.
Valuation fees are required to instruct valuations and are paid directly to the surveyor or lender.
Lenders charge a redemption fee when the loan is repaid. This is a legal cost for removing their charge from the security property.
Solicitors fees – the lender uses a solicitor to deal with the loan contracts, and also placing their charge on the security property. The costs involved for this is charged to the applicant. An indication of the amount charged for lenders legal fees is provided by our calculator.
We do not charge broker fees and there are no exit fees on any of these loan plans.
Our calculators are intended to provide an approximate guide to all the costs associated with taking out a short-term finance facility. However, there are many lenders, all of whom offer different interest rates, calculate interest in different ways and have different fee scales. As independent brokers we will always provide the finance facility that offers the best possible deal.
Please contact us anytime to find the best possible finance deals. We are always happy to provide full finance quotes that fully detail the interest rates charged plus all other costs.
Bridging lenders have different ways of calculating, charging and rebating interest. For the vast majority of facilities that we provide the following applies:
Interest is rolled up
Clearing the loan early
Please note this is not a typical bridging facility in that underwriting is more stringent and it takes longer to put in place. It is a good option if it fits your circumstances, enough time is available for it to be put it in place, and if the loan is likely to run over 12 months (the benefits of the reduced rate is outweighed by the increased facility fee if redeemed within 12 months).
Specialist facilities available for loans ranging from £2 million to £1 billion.
Please contact us for further information.
To use our bridging loan calculator select if you would like ‘Auto’ or ‘Manual’.
By default, the calculator is set at our recommended setting ‘Auto’, meaning the monthly interest rate and lender facility fees are both selected automatically.
Please select ‘Manual’ if you want to be able to manually enter the monthly interest rate, lender facility fee and if required an exit fee.
Enter the net loan amount that you require. This is the amount that you would like to borrow before any interest charges or lender facility fees have been added to the loan.
Enter the loan term required. This is typically 12 months, even if you don’t think that you will need the loan for that long. Interest is only calculated up to the day that the loan is cleared, and there are no early redemption penalties. The minimum loan term is one month, so if you clear the loan within the first month (for example after just 2 weeks) then you will be charged interest for the full month.
There is an option (Redemption Amount if Loan Cleared Early) to enter the number of months that you think you will have the loan for. The calculator will provide an estimated redemption amount for the loan if it does not run full term, and is cleared at the end of the month selected.
Selecthow many properties that you would like to use to secure the loan. The lower the loan to value then the lower the interest rate. You can use property being purchased with the loan and/or existing properties that you, or anyone else who is part of the loan agreement, own.
Enter the estimated market value of each property
Enter the amount of any mortgages that are secured on the security property and will still be outstanding after the bridging loan has been drawn. If the bridging loan is being used to clear any existing charges, or there are no existing mortgages, then this box can be left blank.
Select if you would like ‘Interest Roll Up’ or ‘Pay Monthly Interest’. Over 90% of our bridging loan facilities are provided with roll up interest. You can opt to pay monthly on some plans if you prefer, but for this option the lenders will need to have income confirmation to prove affordability.
Enter the month that you think you may clear the loan. The calculator will provide an estimated redemption cost if the loan is cleared at the end of the month selected.
By clicking on the 'calculate' button the bridging loan calculator will work out the following:
Net Loan Plus Facility Fee – This is the total of the loan amount required and the lender's facility fee.
Average Monthly Interest – This is based on the loan amount required, the lender's facility fee added to the loan and the monthly rate of interest. The figure provided is calculated using the monthly amount of interest charged on the Net Loan Plus Facility Fee amount. The figure provided is the average monthly interest charged per month if the loan runs for the full term. For pay monthly loans, the monthly charge will be the same each month, but for roll up interest loans there will be a slight increase in interest charges each month. This is due to the loan balance increasing each month as interest charges are added, and interest being charged in the interest (compounded).
Interest if loan runs full term – This is simply the monthly interest charged per month, multiplied by the number of months, that the loan has been set up for. The figure provided in this box indicates the total amount of interest charged if the loan runs its full term and is not redeemed beforehand.
Gross loan – If interest roll up is required (the vast majority of bridging facilities are set up with interest being rolled up) the figure in this box provides an indication of the settlement amount required to repay the loan facility if it runs the whole of the chosen term. The figure is calculated by adding the total interest figure (Interest if Loan Runs Full Term) to the Net Loan Plus Facility Fee amount.
Redemption Amount at Full Term
Early Settlement – The estimated settlement figure if the loan is cleared early, at the end of the selected month.
We use all the best lenders and no two lenders are the same. The cost figures provided are meant as an indication only, as they do vary between lenders. To obtain full accurate figures please give us a call and we will be happy to find you the best possible deal.
Other costs are an indication as no two lenders are the same.
Valuation fees - will vary depending on type of property, location and value. They also vary from one firm of surveyors to another, and we have to use a surveyor who is acceptable to the chosen lender. Valuation fees are required when it is time to instruct the surveyor, so are required before loan completion.
Lender's administration fees - do vary between lenders but are typically £295 and paid on completion, so are deducted from the loan advance.
Lender's legal fees - need to be paid, and are also deducted from the loan advance.
Telegraphic transfer fee – this is also deducted from the loan advance.
Redemption administration fee - is charged by the lender when the loan is redeemed. This fee is usually added to the settlement figure, so is charged and paid right at the end. This is usually in the region of £120.
Exit fees – these are also charged upon the redemption of the loan and added to the settlement figure. These fees can be high, typically 1% of the gross loan amount. Very few of our lenders charge exit fees, hence it is very unusual for us to arrange a facility that contains one. Therefore our calculator default has been set at zero.
Monthly interest charges - are calculated based on the information provided for the loan rate and also the fee amount.
When comparing us to other companies please note that we do not charge application, commitment or broker fees. The only upfront fees that we ever require are for valuations.
Our bridging finance calculator is similar to a mortgage calculator, but instead of calculating monthly repayment figures our calculator provides information about the monthly interest charged and the lenders facility fee. It is important to note that the monthly interest figure calculated is just the interest amount charged, and does not include any capital repayment. Bridging loan interest charges can be set up so that they are either paid each month or added to the loan and paid when the loan is redeemed.
Last updated: 14 March 2019
Interest rates for all types of lending are very much influenced by the price that the lender has to pay for their funds, and also the availability of funds. When lenders are low on funds they will tend to increase their rates, like most supply and demand situations.
It is important to remember that the monthly interest rate charge on any bridging loan is just one of the costs to consider. When comparing facilities attention should also be paid to arrangement fees, broker fees, administration costs, legal costs and fees, valuation fees, exit fees, redemption penalties and discounted rates that are only for a short period of time.
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Last updated: 14 March 2019 | © KIS Finance 2018