An unexpected HMRC bill

Time-critical finance:

Term: 10 years
Amount: £150,000
Feature: buy-to-let property

When the FD of a long-established family-owned business retired, a systemic error in tax calculation was discovered. The company needed to raise £150k immediately to pay off the unexpected HMRC demand. As a lifestyle business, the company’s balance sheet couldn’t support that level of borrowing.


Accredo agreed, within 3 hours of proposal, to lend the full £150,000 over 10 years with a charge over the shareholder’s buy-to-let portfolio as security.

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Once all conditions have been satisfied and we have completed our final checks, we will release the funds and they will be in the customer's bank account within 24 hours.

What is the process and how long does it take?

Firstly we will need to receive a request for finance via a broker. 

If we are able to issue an acceptance, we will send our Property and Borrower questionnaire for the client to complete.  On receipt of this completed questionnaire we will contact the client to collect the legal fees and, if applicable, valuation fees. 

Once we have received the fees, we will instruct our solicitors, book the valuation, contact other lender/s and raise loan paperwork for signature.

Whilst we make every effort to complete the process as quickly as possible and in line with the client's requirements, we are unable to give a specific timescale due to some aspects of the facility being reliant on external parties but once all conditions have been satisfied and we have completed our final checks, the pay-out process can take up to 24 hours.

Full details can be found on our 'Our Process' page.

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