Practice finance - - commercial mortgages, bridging loans & property funding
  • Get a clearer view

  • Of your funding options

  • We look closer

  • To get a better understanding

  • So let’s plan for success.

The problems professionals face when arranging practice finance

  • 1

    Not shopping around

    Like many business owners, busy professionals such as doctors, dentists, solicitors and even accountants frequently make this mistake when arranging finance.

    They only go to their own bank.

  • 2

    Not having enough time

    Busy professionals don’t really have the time to approach one lender, let alone shop around the market to get the best possible deal.


  • 3

    A poor "pitch"

  • 4

    Using the wrong product


  • 5

    Using the wrong product

  • 6

    Using the wrong product


  • 7

    Using the wrong product

Working with is better

Saving you time – getting the funding you need faster

Working with the experts will mean we’ll sort the finance whilst you are working on your day job!

Searching the market – getting you better terms don’t just work with the big high street banks, we have another 250+ lenders who depending on your needs and circumstances have bespoke products offering a perfect fit.

  • Doctors surgeries

  • Dentists

  • Veterinarian Practices

  • Legal practices

  • Financial Planners

  • Opticians

  • Accountants

  • Architects

  • Medical Practices

  • Medical Practices

Practice finance from

Working with an independent broker rather than “the bank” is a new world for busy professionals.  By working with you have the time to concentrate on your business, whilst we deal with the lenders, valuers and other professionals so that the funding is ready – when you are.

Commercial mortgages for practices

Commercial mortgages for medical and professional practice purchase or refinance, purchase of property to grow the practice or to purchase the freehold from the current landlord.

Funding at up to 80% of purchase price or valuation is typically available but by working with further help can be arranged if the circumstances suit, we have funded 100% of purchase price in the past for the right transaction.

Unsecured practice loans

Let us help your practice grow and develop.  Whatever funding you need, for VAT or tax, disbursements or business growth, can help, usually within a few days.

Working with a market-leading finance broker will get you access to the very best funding sources and levels of service, saving you time and money.

Asset finance

Professional practices, especially in the medical sector are increasingly reliant on expensive equipment – from chairs and beds to x-ray machines and complex imaging, have specialist funding ready to help.  Of course for more mainstream equipment such as computers, cars, air-conditioning or general office equipment using an independent funding source will save you time and money.

Why customers like you choose


Our experience of 20 years making purchases happen

Our award-winning approach to business and property finance

Our 5* customer service

We understand your problem, then help the lender to understand.

Don’t just take our word for it is an award winning finance broker, here are a few testimonials from our clients;

Professional practice funding

What service will provide?

  • Together, we’ll analyse the business to ensure the figures are just what you expect.
  • If you need help crafting your business plan or other information, it’s right here.
  • Once the price is agreed we’ll arrange the finance you need to buy your perfect business.
  • We’ll work in the background so that you can get on with “the day job”.
  • Everything you need is part of the package, your expert will arrange your business valuation, solicitor and insurance.
  • Once you take the business over, we’re here to help with any cash-flow issues, a new car or equipment.  Just call us*

* Your fee payment will cover you for membership of the business growth club for 12 months and will cover any further finance requirements during that period.

Award winning finance broker

Commercial Broker of the Year – 2017. (Corporate LiveWire)

UK Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year – 2016, 2015 & 2014. (M&I International)

Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year – 2013 (Business Moneyfacts)

Shortlisted – Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year – 2014 & 2015 (Business Moneyfacts)

2016 finance broker of the year - Corporate livewire


Acorn Commercial Finance ( is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – #660207

We are also full members of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers.

Although most of the commercial mortgages, business loans, buy to let mortgages, bridging finance and property development loans arrange are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority we take our responsibilities as a professional broker very seriously and apply the highest standards of customer service and advice to every case, regulated or not.

Strict code of practice

As members of the NACFB since 1997, our ethos has always been to adhere to their Code of Practice in every aspect of our business.

The NACFB has operated an industry recognised Code of Practice since 1992 which endorses best practice in the industry. All NACFB brokers agree to abide by the Code of Practice which ensures that you have the guarantee that will always operate professionally and in your best interest.


Founded in 1997 by father and son team Tom and Paul Thompson, Acorn Finance have long been one of the leading finance brokers in the small business and property sectors.
We’re a multi-award winning team with 7 “best UK broker” awards in the last 6 years and have been featured on the BBC Inside Out programme to show best practice in the commercial lending sector.

Acorn’s specialist knowledge of small businesses marked us out as the “go to” broker for any trading business but especially those in the hospitality sector which resulted in Acorn Commercial Finance becoming the only finance provider asked to join the BIIAB (British Institute of Innkeeping Advisory Board).

We work harder to find the funding you need to thrive

Acorn.Finance (Acorn Commercial Finance previously) have been funding commercial and investment property since 1997.

As a small business just like you, the team understands the needs and time pressures of the buy to let property investor, developer or business owner.

Our mission is to give every business owner, property investor or developer access to the finance they need to thrive and grow.  In a broad and fragmented market with more lending sources than ever,  it is no longer an option to rely on the products of just one lender for the life of a business, lenders are many and varied.  Our role is to help you find the very best funding package to fill your needs, and to have the funding available to you, just when you need it.  To do that we work across the whole of the finance market, from the high street banks and challenger banks through to crowdfunding providers (including our own) and sometimes private equity and businesses angel investors.

Whether you are growing your business or investment portfolio or just starting out then finance is of vital importance and getting the best deal can easily be the difference between growing or not or even failure.  Our experts take time to understand your needs and aims in both the long and short term before recommending you a product which we believe is the best one to achieve your aims. By taking that time to understand your needs we also work more closely with our lenders than most brokers, that means we have a market leading level of success with more applications going through to a successful completion and more of our clients go on to long-term success.


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