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UK Property Building BOOM on its way

You read that right, despite everything…it’s UK Property Building BOOM time in the UK. Despite everything, that includes difficult trading conditions for the building and construction industry. Materials shortages and spiralling costs are difficult. But as the economy shows a glimmer of life following the UK’s departure from Europe. We carried out some research and it can be clearly seen …

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Funding Solutions for UK SMEs

With a reported 2 in 5 UK SMEs set to stay shut post Covid-19, there is a real need for small to medium businesses to be able to access alternative forms of funding to get back on track. Whilst the government’s CBILs and Bounce Back Loan schemes may have lightened the load for some firms, those businesses that have continued …

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Bridging Finance Explained…

Bridging finance is designed to be used as a short term solution when it comes to property purchases. Our lenders can provide a short term loan, secured against real estate, to help you get to where you want to be. When you take out a bridging loan, a ‘charge’ will be placed on your property. This is a legal agreement …

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Residential Development Market

The second quarter of 2020 has been unlike one we have ever seen before. With the country on lockdown from the 23 March this year, there was inevitably a reduction in activity in the land market as people and businesses managed their on-going concerns and established new working protocols. This resulted in a large majority of developers stalling the construction …

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5 Ways to Access Working Capital during COVID 2020

2020 has seen the financial market experience changes which previously have never been seen. As lockdown was announced in March, lenders responded by restricting LTVs, or pulling certain products altogether. At the time of writing, (09/07/20) some lenders have still not returned to the market, showing a general level of uncertainty amongst financers. The team at AWC have decided to …

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Matalan Sale and Leaseback

Fashion and homeware retailer Matalan is on the hunt for a buyer for its headquarters located on Knowsley Industrial Park. This is one of the steps the company is taking to bolster cash reserves in an effort to weather the Covid-19 storm. The 132,0000 sq ft office was purchased by Matalan in 2018 in a deal with the previous owner, …