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REAL LIFE EXAMPLES

Singapore bridging loans are useful when borrowers require liquidity to take advantage of an immediate opportunity.

Here are some popular ways in which Singapore bridging loans can be used.

Temporary Bridging Loan
PROPERTY PURCHASE BY LOCAL BUYERS

Singapore bridging loan helps retired couple purchase condominium while waiting to sell landed home

A Singaporean retired couple wanted to downsize from their landed home worth $15m to a condominium since their children were grown up. They wanted to wait for a higher selling price for their current house, but did not qualify for a bank loan for the new property given their age.

The couple took a one-year $10.5m bridging loan against their existing landed home, using the funds to purchase a resale condominium unit in East Coast using cash. Six months later, they were able to sell their landed home at a higher price, using the proceeds to pay off the bridging loan.

GMG BRIDGING LOAN 
TERM
One Year
Property Collateral
Detached house in District 15 worth $15m
LOAN AMOUNT
$10.5m
LOAN-TO-VALUE
70%
EXIT STRATEGY
Sale of detached house
KEY CONSIDERATION
Obtain financing without need to meet traditional bank loan requirements
Commercial Bridge Loan Lenders
PROPERTY PURCHASE BY FOREIGN BUYERS

Chinese family office taps Singapore bridging loan to purchase good class bungalow before setting up in Singapore

A Chinese family office identified a $46m good class bungalow (GCB) in a prime Singapore location. However, they would have lost the property to a competing buyer if they waited to open a private bank account in Singapore.

The family office took out a $31.5m bridging loan against the value of the District 11 GCB which allowed them to make a quick purchase. It took another six months before the client was able to eventually open and fund their bank account in Singapore. The bridging loan was then paid off after nine months.

GMG BRIDGING LOAN 
TERM
One Year
Property Collateral
Good Class Bungalow in District 11 worth $45m
LOAN AMOUNT
$30m
LOAN-TO-VALUE
65%
EXIT STRATEGY
Incoming funds from overseas
KEY CONSIDERATION
Speed and certainty of funding
BizPark - Bridging Loan Singapore
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Expatriate requires urgent financing to make corporate acquisition in Europe

The owner and top executive of a pharmaceutical startup based in Singapore needed funds urgently to purchase a distressed property in Europe that would be used to ramp up his production at his company’s manufacturing facility.

The expatriate sought out a 18-month year Singapore bridging loan of $9.8m against the value of his Sentosa bungalow at 70% loan-to-value. He was able to receive funds within one week to make the acquisition.

GMG BRIDGING LOAN 
TERM
18 Months
Property Collateral
Bungalow in Sentosa worth $14m
LOAN AMOUNT
$9.8m
LOAN-TO-VALUE
70%
EXIT STRATEGY
Upcoming company equity funding round
KEY CONSIDERATION
Speed of funding
Bridging Loan
BUSINESS EXPENSES

Businessman funds Indonesian expansion with Singapore bridging loan

A businessman in the energy sector required capital to scale up production capacity in Sumatra. He owns four condominium units in Singapore worth approximately $12m that have been fully paid up.

The businessman applied for a bridging loan against the value of his portfolio of District 9 condominiums. Funds from the loan were used to expand his company’s business and finance working capital at the Indonesian operations.

GMG BRIDGING LOAN 
TERM
Two Years
Property Collateral
Four condominium units in District 9 worth $12m
LOAN AMOUNT
$9m
LOAN-TO-VALUE
75%
EXIT STRATEGY
Revenue from new business and bank financing
KEY CONSIDERATION
Access immediate cashflow while arranging for bank financing

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GMG brings decades of experience in international real estate financing to offer bridging loans in Singapore. Speak to our team of financial professionals who understand the care and discretion required for our clients.