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.

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Release capital from your buy-to-let portfolio

Investing in buy-to-let is an increasingly popular option for many people in the UK, driven in large part by increasingly poor pensions provision but also by the good returns that property still offers longer term. The basics of buy-to-let have clear value for investors, both in terms of the income derived from rents and also the potential for capital uplift in the value of the underlying property. Indeed professionals in both residential buy-to-let and commercial investments are already benefiting from yields anywhere between 5% and 15% depending on their gearing and the complexity of the property set up.
But there are even more reasons to look carefully at buy-to-let, particularly if you already own a portfolio of properties. Legislation dating back more than 130 years allows property owners to claim back capital allowances against various fixtures and fittings in commercial properties and in many cases this can see landlords pay a small fee to claim tens of thousands of pounds back from HMRC.
How it works
As many as nine in 10 properties being used for commercial purposes in the UK are eligible for capital allowance tax relief that has never been used. The allowance is a form of relief available against any capital expenditure made buying, renovating or making adjustments to a commercial property. Additionally, there are some circumstances where the reliefs can be applied to buy-to-let properties as well. To qualify, residential properties should be shared flats or houses with two or more bedrooms, worth £100,000 or more and owned by UK taxpayers (individuals, UK trusts and UK companies) paying income tax at a rate of 40%.
At Fincorp we have a good working relationship with capital allowance specialists, Inventive Tax Strategies, who have been helping landlords reclaim income or corporation taxes previously paid and reduce their future tax liabilities for years. In their opinion it is possible to reach as much as 8% of the property purchase price for residential properties or up to 15-20% on commercial properties.
Beverley Loggia, sales director at Inventive Tax Strategies, says many qualifying UK landlords can claim capital allowances, including those with student lets, professional shares, and more traditional HMO lets.
In some circumstances that can mean there are tens of thousands of pounds worth of rebates available to the property owner, because this tax relief can be backdated to the year the property was purchased. One of the main reasons so many properties haven't taken advantage of the tax relief is because of the complexity of the claim process - your typical accountant won't necessarily know that relief is even available, much less how to go about claiming it.
What do I do?
The process with ITS is genuinely straightforward. They carry out a free initial capital allowances assessment after giving them some basic property and income details, and if this is promising and you wish to proceed, they appoint a surveyor to carry out a specialist plant and machinery survey to provide an unbiased valuation of the qualifying assets within the property.
"In addition, a due diligence process is undertaken to ensure previous owners have not already claimed in order to confirm your entitlement to claim," says Beverley. "We are confident that we can save tax on your property assets, hence our initial no-cost review to ascertain the potential extent of the tax savings available. Once determined we will agree a fee structure that suits you, normally between 3% and 7% of the capital allowances amount identified."
Finally, a claim report for submission to HMRC is compiled and sent to you and your accountant. The report is of a format commonly accepted by HMRC, highlighting the applied legislation, confirmation of ownership, entitlement to claim and the amount.
Case Study
Dr Smith had built up a portfolio of properties purchased throughout the past decade. The buy-to-let properties were let as multiple tenancies to students. Over 10 properties had been purchased. In addition, he claimed on his surgery premises. With help from ITS, Dr Smith was able to present a claim for capital allowances for the 2010/11 tax year of £74,309. As result in December 2011 he received a tax rebate of £30,853. He paid a fee for this service which itself was a professional expense and was tax deductible.