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Farm bridging finance – warning!

We have been receiving a number of enquiries about farm bridging finance. Some of these have come from farmers who are sitting tenants, wanting to buy their farm from a landlord. For example, the Duchy of Lancaster has been selling off a lot of land in 2011. Often there is a huge gain to be […]

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Renewable energy news – some good some bad!

Not surprisingly, we are getting a number of enquiries for finance for renewable energy projects. Whilst we get some enquiries for finance for anaerobic digestion plants (where the investment is higher) most enquiries are for finance for wind turbines or finance for solar panels. A recent  announcement by the Department for Energy and Climate Change […]

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Farmland flying high

According to the most recent Land Market Survey by the Royal Institue of Chartered Surveyors, farmland prices reached an all time high in the first half of 2011 with an estimated average price of a shade over £6,000 per acre. Demand is far outsripping supply – 50% of respondents to the survey reported increases in […]

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Call us and save £70,000

One of our competitors has recently changed the term bridging finance to opportunity finance. Presumably, the term opportunity would imply that there is some benefit to the customer. Our competitor appears to be a slick operation – on the day after you call you’ll get a visit and during this visit an assessment of your business […]

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The News of the World

There is no doubt that if the News of the World has been doing the things alleged, those involved should have the book thrown at them and the key thrown away. To me, though, it is equally sickening that certain celebrities are jumping on an anti-media band wagon and now acting as if butter would […]

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Base rate held

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee today held interest rates at its record low for the 27th month in a row. Clearly, the committee feels that its priority is the recovery and not inflation. Whilst some people believe that a base rate rise is necessary, it is the case that the current inflation is […]

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High Court shuts down more land banks

 In the eighties film Wall Street, Gordon Gekko makes an infamous speech about greed being good. It would seem though, that greed and the desperate or gullible might go hand in hand with the conduct of knaves – the knaves in this case being land banking companies. Land banking companies buy areas of land then sell fragments […]

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