When is a Bank Manager not a Bank Manager?

A few years ago when somebody wanted to borrow money such as agreeing or extending an overdraft, agreeing a loan for a new venture or property project/investment for example, they would make an appointment with their local bank manager or, if they did not already have one, select a bank,...

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Walking Westward for Children

We are delighted to be supporting Children's Hospice South West as our Charity of the Year. The partners have committed to tackle the Bath to Bristol railway path in the spring of 2019 to raise monies to support the tremendous work done by the Children’s Hospices in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset....

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Rising Interest Rates

The Bank of England has gone ahead with the much-anticipated rise in interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75%, but what does this mean for businesses, investors and the property market? Managing Director, Dan Smith, gives his reaction...

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Why purchase a Buy-to-Let using a Limited Company?

There are pros and cons to purchasing a buy-to-let in a limited company versus under a personal name but the choice depends entirely on the individual circumstances of the borrower. As an experienced commercial mortgage broker we will be able to guide you on your options and give you more insight and...

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Bridging Finance

Following an urgent request from a partnership client requiring a loan facility to assist with the purchase of development land, SWBF arranged the provision of a £105k bridging loan within 20 days of the original request....

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Asset Finance

A client was referred to SWBF after their High Street Bank was unable to assist with the purchase of a trading business in Bristol.  We arranged for the fixtures and fittings (soft asset element) of the business to be funded via Asset Finance funder over a period of 3 years....

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Invoice Finance

Craft Brewery business unable to obtain working capital funding from their bank. SWBF successfully arranged the provision of a new £250,000 Confidential Invoice Discount facility facility to asist with the growth of the company....

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