Types of lending

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This Practice Note is intended as an introductory guide to acquisition finance for those with no, or limited knowledge of the area. It explains: • what acquisition...

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One of the features used to categorise loans is the number of lenders involved. A loan involving one lender is known as a 'bilateral loan'. A loan involving more than one...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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What is film finance? Films are expensive to make and costs arise during filming and marketing before proceeds are generated from screenings. Film finance is the area of...

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What is a forward start facility? A forward start facility (FSF) is a syndicated facility under which lenders which have already provided funding to a borrower under a...

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What is microfinance? The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) defines 'microfinance' as 'the supply of loans, savings and other basic financial services to the...

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What is asset finance? Asset finance is a method of providing financing for the purchase of particular tangible movable assets. The structure of the financing used will...

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What is a 'capital call facility'? A capital call facility is a form of finance provided by a lender to a fund and typically secured against investors’ undrawn...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to project finance. It explains: • the concept of project finance, including the nature of typical projects, the key parties...

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What are the key features of real estate finance? This Practice Note focuses on what is thought of as traditional real estate finance ie lending against the cash flow...

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Introduction What is trade finance? The term 'trade finance' is used to cover a number of different forms of financing and methods of payment, from secured syndicated...

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Introduction In response to initiatives of European governments to introduce a Pan-European Private Placement (PEPP) market, the Loan Market Association (LMA) has...

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The difference between bilateral and syndicated loans A bilateral loan involves a borrower (and sometimes other companies in the borrower's group as guarantors and/or...

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Shari’ah compliant or Islamic finance is a form of financing based on principles of and prohibitions under Shari’ah or Islamic law. These principles and prohibitions are...

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What is 'fund finance'? The term 'fund finance' is used to cover a broad spectrum of debt financing arrangements but principally refers to: • equity bridge facilities (or...

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A lending transaction is simply the making of a loan of money by a lender to a borrower. This can range from a small overdraft from a bank to a customer to secured,...

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This Practice Note explains the features of three common types of loan facility: • overdrafts • term loans, and • revolving credit facilities (RCFs) It also considers the...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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A lender's primary concern is that it is repaid. If a borrower becomes insolvent, the lender may have to share the borrower's available assets with other creditors and...

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What is it? Structured trade finance or structured commodity finance transactions are generally loan facilities under which funds are applied to produce, store,...

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