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Aldermore – Bridging finance and BTL remortgage based on open market value


Challenger bank, Aldermore Mortgages, entered the bridging finance market this year although they only offered their proposition via one distribution company. Their USP’s include bridging rates from 0.64% but they also allow remortgages within 6 months on to their BTL product up to 80% LTV. Why is this great news for Readers? CASE STUDY EXAMPLES;… Read more

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Buy to Let Market watch – High Loan to Value


I have been updating the Quote Engine and Calculator with the latest products for readers, and thought it would be useful to give an update on niche areas of the Buy to Let Market, starting with higher Loan to Value products at 80-85%. Buy to Let market products and criteria are like a set of… Read more

BTL Joint Venture Funding For New Purchases Has Arrived

Innovative New BTL Mortgage Product


85% LTV, low rates and fees AND positive cashflow on new BTL purchases? Yes it’s true, and it’s available NOW! The eagerly awaited collaboration between a market leading BTL mortgage provider and the UK’s only provider of BTL equity finance has now been launched – AT LAST!!! The resultant product allows landlords to purchase properties… Read more

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Bridgebank capital are unique in advertising they will lend on Open Market Value


Bridgebank capital are a Bridging loan lender fully regulated by the FCA and uniquely advertise they will lend against the open market value (OMV) of a property rather than the lower of purchase price or value. They are targeting landlords/investors/property traders who may be purchasing at auction, repossessed, distressed sales or bulk discounts. The maximum… Read more

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Accidental Landlord Buy to Let mortgages are now to be regulated


The Government has changed its mind about regulating Accidental Landlord Buy to Let mortgages in a decision to now comply with the EU mortgage credit directive being brought into law March 2016. The Treasury has stated that accidental landlords who did not make the conscious decision to purchase a property to rent it out were… Read more

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Commercial Bridging loan converted to Buy to Let in one package


When looking at financing an investment property that is not immediately suitable for a Buy to Let mortgage the costs and stress of repaying the initial Bridging loan required after 6 month can be high. However Shawbrook Bank offer the ability to switch directly from their Bridging facility to their Buy to Let products with… Read more

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Institutional money is being invested into care home rooms


It is no surprise to anyone that has looked into the cost of residential care homes recently that investing in rooms has become attractive for institutional investors. The average yield on care home rooms is over 10% and the prospects for capital appreciation look good. Aviva and Legal & General for example are investing in… Read more

No such thing as the best Buy to Let product

No such thing as the best Buy to Let product


What is the best Buy to Let product is one of the questions I am most often asked. Unfortunately for me there is no answer to that question as at a guess there are probably 50 – 100 plus factors to consider when searching for the right product that will fit an individual and their… Read more


Shawbrook the property investor’s best kept secret launch new fixed rates


Shawbrook are one of the UK’s leading property investor focused lenders, but as they are not on the High Street and can only be access by authorised brokers they remain hidden from the limelight. They specialise in the more commercial end of the Buy to Let and Investment property market than more mainstream and sometimes… Read more

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Property118′s own Buy to Let Mortgage sourcing system and calculator


I regularly update the products on our own in house Buy to Let Mortgage sourcing system and calculator. This takes quite a bit of time, but it is definitely worth it is worth reminding readers what it can do as it is our own in house design specifically based around the needs of property investors…. Read more

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