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Interest Rate Market Update: What You Need to Know

Interest Rate Market Update: What You Need to Know


For many years, the Bank of England base rate has been extremely low, providing a favourable environment for businesses to access loans at affordable rates. However, over the past few months, we have seen this rate steadily increase as the BoE seeks to regain control of inflation. Many dental practice owners are understandably concerned about how rising interest rates will affect their business.


It’s wise to pay attention to interest rates and understand how they impact the funding landscape of your dental practice. In this blog post, we'll cover our observations on the current market conditions and what you can do to stay on top of your practice finances.


Key observations:


• While we anticipate that the base rate will continue to rise over the coming months, we have observed that banks' appetite to lend remains strong with no changes to their rates. This is good news for dental practices looking to secure financing, as it means that they are still able to affordably access the funding they need.


• The majority of dental practices are profitable enough to meet debt serviceability calculations on a stress-tested basis and therefore remain a highly desirable investment for banks. The dental sector is not experiencing the same level of impact from rising interest rates as other sectors, and loans are still affordable.

• Many practice owners still have high interest rate loans and could be missing out on better rates and terms by not actively comparing their options. Deals can be time-sensitive, so it’s imperative to stay on top of finances and explore the availability of deals with lower rates to ensure you're not unnecessarily overpaying for your practice funding.

• The base rate is forecast to increase to 6% by the end of next year. Banks are already stress testing at the higher levels to ensure that loans are affordable for borrowers.

• The rise in private dentistry with practices choosing to opt out of state funding is also driving demand for business funding, as practices look to invest in new equipment and facilities. It’s a buoyant market that looks set to continue growing and attracting more investors.




For dental practice owners nearing the end of current loan terms, now is a critical time to explore financing options, secure the best possible refinancing deals, and avoid paying more than necessary.


If you’re concerned about your business cash flow, speaking to a specialist broker can help you find the best funding solution for your practice. Whether you're looking for a new loan or looking to refinance your current debt, it's important to do your research and accurately assess the financials to make sure you're getting the best deal and one that is most suited to your current needs. Our team has extensive experience working with the dental industry and can help you navigate this complex market with ease. Get in touch today to learn more about our services and how we can assess the financials for you.


Posted by: Kimberly Parker on

General Buyer Terms 

This agreement is in relation to MediEstates Limited whose registered office is at 1st Floor, Pacific House, Stanier Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6BF acting for and on behalf of our clients ("the Vendors"); and yourself (Buyer's Name) in relation for an introduction to a prospective sale of a business as a going concern. By registering through this agreement I agree to all terms set out below:

  1. Definitions
    In this Agreement the following terms and phrases shall have the following meaning unless the context otherwise requires:

    Dental Practice business providing dental care. This business is under the MediEstates Ltd sale terms.
    Confidential Information
    Means the actual Vendors identity and all confidential information in respect of the Business, including, but not limited to, any ideas, business methods, prices, accounts, finance, marketing, research, development, manpower plans, processes, market opportunities, intentions, design rights, product information, customer lists or details, employees’ details, trade secrets, computer systems and software, and other matters connected with the products or services manufactured, marketed, provided or obtained by the Vendor, and information concerning the Vendor’s relationships with actual or potential clients or customers and the needs and requirements of such clients’ or customers’ operations.
  2. Obligation of Confidentiality
    The Prospective Purchaser agrees to treat as confidential, information supplied by or on behalf of the Vendor in connection with the sale of the Business.
  3. Exclusions
    The obligation of confidentiality set out in clause 2 does not apply to:
    1. any information received from a third party who was legally free at the time of disclosure to disclose it;
    2. any information which was already lawfully in the Prospective Purchaser’s possession prior to receiving it from MediEstates Ltd on behalf of the Vendor; and
    3. any information which is in its entirety already in the public domain.
  4. Duties of Prospective Purchaser
    1. The Prospective Purchaser shall take such a reasonable security measures to protect the Confidential Information and trade secrets.
    2. The Prospective Purchaser shall not, without the prior written consent of the Vendor, permit any of the Confidential Information:
      1. to be disclosed, other than in confidence to its legal or professional advisors;
      2. to be copied or reproduced;
      3. to be commercially exploited in any way;
      4. to be used for any purpose other than in connection with the prospective purchase of the Business;
      5. MediEstates is registered under the Data Protection Act 2018. Upon Signing this agreement you agree to follow the legal obligations of this act to protect the details of the information supplied to you, with it no to be passed outside of the control of you the prospective purchaser.
    3. The Prospective Purchaser agrees to keep a record of Confidential Information received.
    4. The Prospective Purchaser will return to MediEstates or the Vendor all documents containing Confidential Information and all copies of those documents on demand at any time which are in its possession or under its control, and for this purpose the term “documents” includes computer discs and all other materials capable of storing data and information. The Prospective Purchaser agrees that such documents remain the property of the MediEstates on behalf of the Vendor.
    5. The Prospective Purchaser must not jeopardise or re-direct the sale under any circumstances.
    6. The Prospective Purchaser must not contact the Local Area Team or CCG regarding any practice sale, by any means of media unless written permission is granted from the Vendor.
    7. To carry out own due diligence on practice purchases and accepts that any information MediEstates has supplied is information provided by the vendor and is not responsible for its accuracy or completeness.
  5. This Agreement
    The existence of this Agreement and its terms are confidential and neither MediEstates nor the Purchaser may disclose anything about this Agreement or its subject matter or implementation to any person other than in confidence to their legal or professional advisers.
  6. Duties of Prospective Purchaser
    When buying Dental practices, finance is normally needed. Our organisation operated over more than one of the MediHoldings brand, by completing this from you agree that the information can be shared to our other organisations to avoid the need to register independently and provide the best possible service.

    MediEstates will refer you to the specialist dental lending team and MediFinancial who will contact the necessary banks, whom have preferential healthcare lending rates in some cases, to ascertain which funding is available to you.
    By signing this agreement you do not have to use any of the banks MediFinancial contact, it is just another service which we provide.
  7. Deposit for Dental Practice
    If you are interested in putting forward a formal offer in for a practice, once the offer is accepted there will be a deposit required to secure the practice sale which is dependant of the practice size. This deposit is held in a client account and will be returned to the buyer on completion of the practice sale. You the buyer, will be required to sign a deposit schedule which will cover the buyer and the seller in the event that the practice sale does not proceed.
  8. Changes to this Agreement
    Any changes made to this agreement must be authorised and signed by one of MediEstates Ltd Directors.
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