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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What bridging brokers want: certainty

Low rates and low fees are only part of the mix for brokers looking for a bridging loan for clients. According to brokers themselves, the really important things are certainty, speed and transparency. Bridging lender Fincorp invited 25 commercial and bridging brokers to a day at Lord’s cricket ground just down the road from the lender’s home turf in London’s St John’s Wood in late September.

Speaking at the event Philip Douglas, managing director of P Douglas Finance, said: “When considering which bridging lender to use, we’re looking for certainty that they complete the transaction, speed of response, and certainty that it’s the best deal we can get in the time frame that we have.”

His views were echoed by Curtis Goring, managing director of The Aftersales Network, who also attended the event. He said: “I’m looking for consistency, transparency, being able to deliver on the promises they make to me and to my client.”

The event, hosted by Fincorp directors on 17 September, was an opportunity to get feedback from brokers on the bridging market, client needs and to establish what intermediaries value from the lenders they deal with. Matthew Anderson, director at Fincorp, said: “We are always making that point that being clear and simple about the way we do deals is important.

“It was interesting to hear from intermediaries that they value that too, because we don’t just understand clarity and simplicity to mean uncomplicated about the finance structuring of a deal. It’s also about being honest with brokers when deals are or are not going to get done. We know how important it is that they maintain credibility with their clients – being able to offer clients that certainty is the lifeblood of their businesses.”

Roshan Doostdar, director of Vision Finance, said: “We work with many bridging lenders and they’re all good for different reasons. But there are so many reasons a deal can fall over; you literally can’t make them up. One example really springs to mind: we were working with one of the leading lenders in the market who are honest about the fact they are looking for the near prime customer. Everything was going seemingly well until the lender realised there was a £5,000 restriction registered with the Land Registry on a £600,000 property, and they wouldn’t do the deal. Fincorp agreed to do the deal based on the fact it was only a £5,000 restriction, at a 50% loan to value - they had loads of head room.” 

Anderson added: “No two lenders will have exactly the same appetite for a deal – we are all trying to build loan books that suit our investors’ risk appetites, and these vary. The thing that we all have in common though is that we deal with brokers, and nothing is more debilitating for a broker than having a deal fall through at the last minute. That’s why we have our directors look at each deal when it comes in and make a decision – giving advisers that confidence they aren’t going to let their clients down is as important to us as it is to them.”

Brokers attending the Lord’s event with Fincorp were treated to a tour of the grounds including the Pavilion Long Room, players’ dressing rooms and the museum before being asked to share their views on the market.