Work with us

Stretton Capital is growing Due to a successful first 12 months of lending and proving our concept, we are looking to expand our offering and are looking to work with quality introducers. Why you should work with us We like to keep things simple. We understand that bridging and development can at times be difficult but complex lending scenarios don't faze us. A number of our existing developers find our approach refreshing because we take the time to understand their project, find out what their plans are, for the medium-long term as well as currently. Wherever possible we will meet...

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Submitting a development finance proposal

Every lender has a different way of assessing a deal and here at Stretton Capital we are no different. Development finance in particular is looked at differently than a straightforward bridging deal and the requirements are also different. Here we will explain what we require and just as importantly, what we don't need as part of the initial assessment. Submitting your initial enquiry This is where there is a lot of confusion. We understand that brokers and borrowers want to send us as much information as possible but this isn't necessary for the initial consideration of the deal. For a...

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Funding North West Property Developers

We like property developers. There, we've said it. Everything from small sub £500k schemes up to £15m development projects all over the UK but, as a Chester based private lender, we particularly like funding property developments in the North West. Our UHNW founders have a tremendous track record in delivering quality housing and industrial projects themselves, so naturally their expertise lends itself well to the type of funding we offer here at Stretton Capital. Property developers are the lifeblood of our business. Whether that is through a broker or other professional intermediary or directly to us, we want to develop...

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BLOG: If it Ain’t Broke(r)…

I used to be a broker. When I worked in corporate finance, I helped SMEs raise funds by pitching the business to my network of private equity houses, EIS funds and crowdfunding platforms. If it taught me one thing, it’s that a lot of business owners are concerned about facing the furnace directly and would rather a broker take the heat by answering all the questions and sorting everything out. The client didn’t want to get their hands dirty and just wanted something to sign at the end of the process, and that’s fair enough. They were paying me a...

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BLOG: Old Fashioned Values, Modern Day Thinking

The number of lenders operating in the short term lending sector today numbers well into the hundreds. Almost every week there is news of yet another new lender entering the sector and whilst it is becoming a crowded space, the winners in this are brokers and borrowers, because more choice means more chance of getting a deal funded. One thing that has changed and perhaps not for the better, is how far bridging has moved away from its original premise. The days of obtaining finance within days based on the asset seem a long, long time ago. Now, most bridging...

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