Glenhawk doubles maximum bridging loan size to £10 million



Glenhawk, one of the UK’s fastest growing specialist real estate lenders, has announced a new unregulated bridging product set, increasing its maximum loan size from £5 million to £10 million.

Launched in direct response to client feedback and targeting an increasingly underserved part of the market, the highly competitive range builds on Glenhawk’s current residential, commercial, mixed commercial and development exit product offering.

Key features of the range include:

  • Loan size: up to £10 million
  • Up to 75% LTV for single and portfolio (including MUFB) residential and development exit
  • Up to 70% LTV for commercial and mixed commercial
  • Maximum term: 24 months
  • Maximum loan to purchase price increased to 90%

This new product range will allow Glenhawk to capitalise on borrower demand created by changes to Permitted Development Rights, developers extending their exit time and increasing professional investment in residential for rent and hospitality property.

Last week the Company announced it had agreed a £200 million senior funding line with NatWest Markets (“NatWest”) which will support the new product roll out and overall increased volumes, on a fixed rate basis, providing clients and brokers with a certainty of funding cost.

It sits alongside Glenhawk’s existing funding line with J.P. Morgan and benefits from NatWest’s experience in the high growth UK bridging sector.

Nick Hilton, Managing Director at Glenhawk, commented:

“This is a part of the market dominated by a small number of banks and specialists, where we believe our focus on service, coupled with our multiple institutional funding lines, will position us a partner of choice with a range of borrowers.

A combination of market volatility and regulatory change has created opportunities for property professionals looking to take advantage of repositioning their portfolios.

Increasing maximum loan sizes, at competitive LTVs, will allow us to help more of these professionals meet their goals and ambitions.

Delivering this requires a combination of deep sector expertise, and a high conviction in property fundamentals.

Glenhawk ticks all these boxes, as we accelerate towards our target of lending £1 billion annually by 2024.”