It has been brought to our attention that a scam loans company called Loan4Help has been committing fraud by claiming to offer or advance “loans” to borrowers whilst pretending to be a trading company of Finance and Credit Corporation Limited. It is not. Loan4Help has absolutely no connection to Finance and Credit Corporation Limited.

It has also come to our attention that a third party has been contacting borrowers on a fraudulent basis by purporting to be Finance and Credit Corporation Limited and claiming to offer or advance “loans” to borrowers. This third party has been contacting borrowers on an unsolicited basis via the following email address: . Please note that our company Finance and Credit Corporation Limited is in no way connected with the third party and does not use or operate that email address.

These operations have been cold calling and emailing members of the public, fraudulently pretending to be or to be connected with Finance and Credit Corporation Limited, asking for upfront fees from borrowers and advancing monies in relation to purported “loans”. They have also sent documents to borrowers which fraudulently claim to contain the signature of the Managing Director of our company.

These operations have also been using the following telephone numbers to contact consumers: 0203 129 2514 and 0238 106 0723. They may also have been operating from other telephone numbers and email addresses.

Please note that Finance and Credit Corporation Limited does not cold call, send unsolicited signed “loan agreements” or ask for upfront fees. We strongly suggest that you call our Managing Director Elio Astone on 020 7722 7547 in advance of proceeding with any “loan” or if you have any further questions.

If you are contacted by Loan4Help, or any of the companies which appear to be involved in these frauds, you should also report them to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Bridging LoansClear & Simple

Fincorp is one of the UK's most established and respected bridging loan companies. For more than 25 years the company has been providing 1st and 2nd charge bridging finance on residential properties in London and Southern England. Our bridging loans vary typically between £100,000 and £10 million, and we lend up to 70% value of the property secured on the property. And because you deal only with decision-makers, your bridging loan requirements are always dealt with quickly and with the minimum of fuss.

Why Fincorp for Bridging Loans?

We're a Principal Lender. Customers are able to get a decision quickly on their bridging loan without having to wait for authorisation from anyone else. And there's no back-tracking at a later date. So that means when we say yes to a loan, we mean it.

Our approach to business is summed up in two words, Clear and Simple. We believe that bridging lending is a straightforward business, all too often complicated by lenders with their lack of transparency and reliance on the small print. We work hard to make your dealings with us as clear and simple as possible.

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  • 1st and 2nd Charges
  • London and South East
  • Residential properties
  • Bridging Loans from £100,000 - £10 million
  • Up to 70% LTV

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Bridging the death, divorce and tax gaps

In a post RDR world advisers should be thinking more widely about how bridging fits into clients' financial planning
Many brokers are missing a trick by failing to use short-term bridging loans to help clients pay divorce settlements, income tax bills and inheritance tax bills.
Bridging lender Fincorp says brokers should look through their existing client books to identify how they can offer more holistic financial advice and explain where out-of-the-box thinking could mean bridging might solve a client's cash flow headache.
The short-term lender says many clients face large income tax bills twice a year not to mention many needing to pay off inheritance tax and divorce settlements quickly - and bridging could fill the gap.
Fincorp director Nigel Alexander says: "People rarely think bridging is used for anything other than covering the gap between buying one property and selling another but it's much more flexible than that.
"If your client has to pay a large IHT bill and needs the cash up front before their benefactor's property is sold, bridging can be a lifeline - especially in this market. The same is true for clients whose income is lumpy, have assets to secure a loan against but have a cash flow problem short-term."
Fincorp has said it is concerned that brokers are not aware of bridging and the opportunities it offers, but the lender claims post Retail Distribution Review is the perfect time to start.
"Many IFAs are finding their income streams have shifted considerably with commissions on investments and pensions drying up." explains Alexander.
"But there are considerable commissions still available on bridging deals and there are valid reasons why many clients could benefit from making use of a bridging loan where once they might have been forced to sell investments or the like to tide them through."
On average bridging pays brokers 1% commission and is far more lucrative an income stream than residential mortgage finance which tends to pay around 0.3% in proc fees.
Lucy Hodge, director of bridging distributer Vantage Finance, says: "It makes complete sense to have as many strings to your bow as possible when assessing a client's borrowing needs to ensure you are offering best advice and not missing out on potential income. Short-term finance has proven to be far from lending of last resort and in many cases throws a much needed life line to clients."