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Commercial Finance 26 September 2019

Can refinancing benefit you and your business?

Expansion/Purchase of new business Many people look to realise equity from within a freehold business in order to create a “deposit” towards an acquisition or development project. A typical example is the seasoned operator who has owned a business or property for severa...

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By:
Chris Field
Director - Corporate
Childcare Mortgages 21 August 2019

Changes to children’s day nursery sector affecting bank funding

A wave of private equity funding for larger sites and the rise of group operators in recent years has resulted in an increase in business valuations, and arguably an improvement in standards. Jassi Sunner, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co provides an overview of wher...

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Care Mortgages 09 July 2019

Challenges faced by first time buyers in the care sector

Therefore, on face value, the care sector provides investors with an ideal way to generate consistent long-term returns, as well as the reward of making a positive impact within a local community. There are, however, several challenges facing potential investors and with f...

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Restaurant Mortgages 29 May 2019

Are banks still lending following the recent casual dining casualties?

The recent string of high-profile casualties in the casual dining sector has been well publicised, the most recent example being the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group. Comprising of 20 Jamie’s Italian sites and London based restaurants Barbecoa and Fifteen, the sale of this group ...

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Pub Mortgages 01 January 2019

What will 2019 deliver for pubs and bars operating in the UK?

England’s unexpected run in the World Cup also contributed to a rise in the number of consumers spending time in beer gardens across the UK. The sector witnessed a shift in the performance of wet-led pubs, with many of these businesses outperforming restaurants by introduci...

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Hotel Mortgages 13 November 2018

Our client, Lygia Fontanella-Deadman, owner of the Bull Hotel in Wrotham, wins Four in a Bed on Chan

Since the business changed hands it has continued to thrive, receiving several esteemed awards including a two AA Rosette award for its culinary excellence, as well as being finalists at the Kent Wedding Awards 2017-2018. The hotel's most recent achievement sees owner...

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Commercial Finance 30 October 2018

Autumn Budget 2018 - How might this impact the UK's SMEs?

As a specialist commercial finance broker working with UK SMEs, we understand the importance of funding remaining readily available for business owners. During these uncertain times before the UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019, it is crucial that the government appr...

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Medical Mortgages 01 October 2018

Fast and flexible finance to ease the pressure

Recent news from  PSNC  has confirmed that there will be  no increase in funding  for the  2018/19 settlement.  However, the introduction of a  £10 million per month Category M clawback  until  March 2019 , combined with the reduction in the single activity fee, will n...

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Commercial Finance 04 December 2017

Christie Finance – 40th Anniversary

40 years ago, Christie Owen & Davies recognised a hole in the market for a professional, independent broker who could advise the buyers of the businesses which they were selling. And so the brokerage arm of Christie Group was founded, based at our Head Office in London. The...

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Commercial Finance 20 November 2017

Let's not panic over interest rates rises

The key message is ‘let's not panic' - the rate increase of 0.25% is only small and should not come as unexpected to operators. Although there will be a marginal rise in lending costs the large majority of businesses should be able to absorb them with very little impact. ...

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