CULTIVATING AMBITIOUS GROWTH

Blackfinch is a fully funded provider of innovative short-term bridging and development financing solutions. As an independent company, we offer an efficient and flexible approach to lending, standing in contrast to the more rigid criteria restricting institutions.

We consider each loan on a case-by-case basis, taking a pragmatic approach to provide clients with cash quickly and with more certainty. This enables our borrowers to complete on transactions and developments with more ease, and keep the focus on their property.

Rogano

Blackfinch Property completes its first loan in Scotland

Rogano has an art deco feel and is set over two floors with an external seating area. Oysters and champagne are key features of its menu, however it also offers a café menu in its downstairs, which includes afternoon tea.

The restaurant has an unrivalled reputation with a history dating back over 80 years. The owners also run other successful businesses within Glasgow city centre, and Rogano has been under their management for 11 years. The loan will enable the owners to support the continued successful running of Rogano as an independent outlet operating among many newer restaurant chains.

Liverpool Road

Blackfinch Property provides development loan for a hotel refurbishment in Central Manchester

The loan is being used to refurbish a dilapidated Grade II listed property into a boutique hotel. The experienced developers are proven hoteliers with an excellent track record including in the North West.

The property, situated in central Manchester, has an ideal location, being a short walk from nearby train stations and the city centre.

Loyola Hall

Blackfinch Property provide development loan to transform building into four-star hotel

Loyola Hall, situated in Merseyside Liverpool, has been renovated into a hotel with just under 50 bedrooms available for guests. The hotel also operates as a wedding venue, with its picturesque 17-acre site helping to set the perfect scene.

Loyola Hall is a Grade II listed period property, with a large, modern extension which was built in the 1960s. The initial building was completed in 1824 and we believe the renovation will put something old to good use again.

Wellpark Offices

Blackfinch Property has provided a bridging loan to restore a building based in Glasgow

The listed building, which now serves as offices for local companies has car parking facilities and is easily commutable for employees- making it an ideal working location.

Wellpark offices are situated within a 10 minute walk from both Bellgrove and High Street train stations, meaning it is also accessible from other cities. There is also a regular bus service, meaning it is well connected for work commuters throughout Glasgow. The loan provided good security with an underlying yield and no empty rates were payable.

With cafes and supermarkets within a close walking distance, employees can easily pick up lunch on their breaks throughout the day.

Dixie Dean

Blackfinch Property has provided a successful UK hotelier with a development loan for a proposed hotel in Liverpool.

This development, the Dixie Dean Hotel, named after one of Liverpool’s treasured football icons, will be constructed from old office buildings, built in the traditional gothic red-brick style popular across Liverpool. The developer is known to Blackfinch and has a good track record in the hotel industry. Refurbishment to a hotel will take 11 months, and will offer restaurant, bar and spa facilities, alongside an events space for weddings.

Alma de Cuba

Blackfinch Property has provided a bridging loan to a restauranteur based in the heart of Liverpool’s bohemian Ropewalks district.

The restaurant is situated in a former Grade II Roman Catholic church dating back to 1788, which was converted into a bar and restaurant in 2005. It provides an eclectic Cuban-Latin atmosphere, offering samba afternoon teas and Sunday service gospel brunches. The borrower is well known to Blackfinch Property, which has completed a number of loans with the developers this year.

Commitment to clients & market


We are here to help the property community and the UK property market progress. We look to support ambitious developers in their plans and in turn local economies. Our work includes projects that bring buildings back to life, create jobs, boost tourism, and enliven urban areas while honouring their heritage.

As part of our approach, our lending criteria can be extended to first time developers with strong management teams. We continue to work with like-minded, forward-thinking developers nationwide to help them achieve their aims.

TYPICAL LENDING CRITERIA

Our usual lending criteria is as follows:

– Loan durations from three months up to two years
– Loan sizes from £500,000 to £10,000,000
– Coverage for loans on properties and projects across the UK
– First charge taken over the property
– A wide range of loan-to-value positions with each project considered on its own merits

 

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