Bring your vision off the drawing board, with our specialist Development Finance Brokers

The all important figures

Max Loan to Cost


Max Loan to GDV



9-36 Months

Interest Rate

4.5 – 12%

Lender Fees

1% +


All risk & Warranty Insurance

Site Valuation

Monitoring Surveyors

Legal Progression

You’ve had the grand vision, whether that’s securing a site to achieve planning or repurposing a neglected building.

But for the project to get beyond the drawing board, a full costed analysis of the project along with GDV & the all important Net Profit, we have helped many clients from initial appraisals of sites through to selling the last unit & moving onto the next development.


Whether you’re a seasoned developer or want to fund your first project, we secure you the funding required.

From the first scheme appraisal to paying off the remaining funding, we are here to support you, ensuring funding your projects is an efficient process so you can concentrate on the planning conditions, managing the Build programme, Solicitors paperwork and Marketing.

In development Finance there are many angles to consider and accommodate along the way, it is essential that you have the right team to drive the project forward to secure the site to selling the last unit.

Here at The Commercial Branch, we provide the expertise, knowledge, and drive to tirelessly work and help you secure the site with the right funding.

  • We work with over 400 lenders
  • Use our experience for our clients benefit
  • Achieve best possible terms
  • Liaise with all parties (Lender, QS, Client Solicitor, Lenders Solicitor, and of course you the client)
  • Structure the deal to fit the client not the lender (with blended products where necessary)
  • Push back to obtain the client’s needs
  • Make sure the deal gets done
  • With Banks demanding more onerous commitments for each deal it is now more important than ever to ensure you are using the right lender and can achieve your outcome without giving all your securities.

Bring us to the table and see how this changes your development team for the securer.

We’ll support you with round-the-clock service, right through to completion.

Miles Wallace
Miles Wallace, Director

Hear our success stories


Highly-Geared Portfolio

We have helped a client over a 5 year period to grow their portfolio from 5 BTL’s to over 30, with a multi discipline portfolio of MUFB’s, Serviced apartments and Professional HMO’s, through gearing their portfolio. They now stand at:

  • £14,500,000 Portfolio Value
  • £10,585,000 Total Mortgages (73% LTV)
Helped Portfolio Landlord Grow

Helped Portfolio Landlord Grow

Highly-geared client which we continue to help finance purchases and remortgages:

  • £14,500,000 portfolio
  • £10,585,000 total mortgages (73% LTV)
Refinance of Semi-Commercial Portfolio

Refinance of Semi-Commercial Portfolio

Client has built up a portfolio of shops and flats above, renovating and repurposing buildings as he buys them and secures the planning.He wanted to release funds to continue purchasing.

  • £3,300,000 value
  • £850,000 existing mortgage
  • £2,145,000 we refinanced
5 Barn Conversions

5 Barn Conversions & Farm house renovation Development

Clients had not developed a site in over 10 years. They required 100% funding of purchase price, fees and construction costs. We found a lender who would do this by taking extra security.

  • £4,125,000 GDV
  • £3,197,659 development loan (100% of costs)
  • £928,000 net profit
Purchase of Commercial Unit for growing business

Purchase of Commercial Unit for growing business

Client had trouble with their bank securing a commercial mortgage. We secured them a better rate and  higher loan-to-value.

  • £682,500 mortgage
  • £1,050,000 value
First time BNB owner

First time BNB owner

Client buying a BNB with no experience requires 75% LTV. 

  • £425,000 Purchase Price
  • £318,250 Mortgage
First time BNB owner

Landlord Purchasing a 27 Multi-Unit Block

Required 75% loan-to-value on a property which required work.  Experience was minimal.

  • £937,500 mortgage 
  • £1,250,000 purchase price
Refinance of Portfolio

Refinance of Portfolio

Client looking to refinance whole portfolio to release equity for inheritance tax planning and secure competitive interest rate.

  • £6,500,000 value 
  • £3,900,000 mortgage
Developer Requiring Large Overdraft

Developer Requiring Large Overdraft

Client didn’t want the expense or additional logistics of the bank appointing a monitoring surveyor or sign of valuation GDV and all the necessary insurances, legal fees etc. We secured a large overdraft on his primary residences to fund purchases and development costs.

  • £4,500,000 value of home
  • £2,925,000 overdraft facility
Portfolio Landlord Continuous Transactions

Portfolio Landlord Continuous Transactions

We have landlords who are continuously buying, renovating and refinancing to grow their portfolio and ensure it is maximising its profitability. These are portfolios that are either highly geared (75%) or lowly geared and seeking the most competitive and flexible lender, e.g.

Low-geared client which we refinanced with a private bank:

  • £27,000,000 portfolio
  • £11,610,000 mortgage (43% LTV)
New Build Multi-Unit Block Purchase from Developer

New Build Multi-Unit Block Purchase from Developer

Our client secured a new build block at a discount price. We secured them 75% LTV of the market value (not the block value or vacant possession) at competitive terms.

  • £1,500,000 purchase price
  • £1,125,000 mortgage


Developer seeking higher gearing

Developer seeking higher gearing

Developer has been working with a high street bank for 10 years but requires a high loan to enable him to grow his business. We secured him 70% LTGDV at a competitive rate.

  • £2,290,450 development loan 
  • £3,272,075 GDV

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