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Case Type – Commercial Investment

Case Type – Commercial Investment

Understanding the client – Experienced property investors and developers based in Central London 

Project – Commercial office development refinance in Central London 

Challenge – Commercial development completed as ‘lockdown’ hit the U.K. As a result we needed to refinance asset away from costly development finance on to a longer term package. The building was untenanted at the time.

Strategy – Source a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan which would ease the burden of an untenanted building. Provide a detailed plan of action of how the debt could be serviced after the initial interest free period. 

Lender – Specialist Property Bank

Initial Gross Loan – £5,000,000

‘War chest’ lending facility – £1,500,000

Loan to Value: 50%

Rate: 6.45% (Initial 12 month’s interest and fees covered by Business Interruption Payment)

Term: 24 months

Lender arrangement Fee: 1%


‘We met Wharf Financial at Jtrade about three years ago. We’ve never looked back. We have done several million in various loans with Marc. Always been treated superbly – responsive comprehensive work throughout. When Covid landed our existing development loan came to term. The lender did not want to renew. Wharf stepped in and arranged a £5m CBILS loan and the rest as a regular loan. That truly gave us breathing room in difficult times. We can truly say that Marc has been a fabulous asset to our group of companies.’