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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  • Principal Lender
  • 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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Interview with Nigel Alexander

Fincorp's view: Should bridging lenders help people get a better credit history?

The debate over whether bridging lenders should aim to be mainstream or should offer a service to lenders with poor credit histories certainly has the industry talking. Here, Nigel Alexander, director at Fincorp, shares his views.

Should bridging lenders lend to borrowers with poor or no credit history?

No. In the past bridging lenders had a reputation for lending to borrowers with poor credit histories because they couldn't get funding elsewhere. However, nowadays not even good borrowers can get funding from mainstream lenders so they are seeking alternatives.

Does this put the sector in a negative light?

Yes. Bridging lenders don't have to do that any more. That type of lending stopped before the credit crunch. But it must be remembered even people with poor credit histories could get money from mainstream lenders before the credit crunch. That was the whole basis of the credit crunch – sub-prime lending. Bridging finance is seen as easier as there are fewer questions asked but the customers are of a better quality now than in the past.

What do you think of the comparison to loan sharks?

In the past that was probably true of some lenders – certainly not us, but some. Bridging had a bad reputation because rates were thought to be extortionately high but they're actually quite competitive now.

So who is a typical bridging customer?

People who need finance quickly. For example, with buy–to–let properties, a buy–to–let mortgage takes 12 weeks to come through, but if you buy at auction you need that funding within four weeks. Most of our customer are professionals. We don't have much experience of dealing with Mr and Mrs Joe Bloggs. Most of our customers have a discernible track record in property.

Will bridging finance ever be classed as mainstream?

I think it will always be niche but it is being viewed as mainstream because mainstream lenders are not really open for business. While they are not open for business bridging finance will always provide an alternative.