Shawbrook Bank – Definitely not for “brand new customers only”

by Neil Patterson

15:23 PM, 13th November 2013
About 6 years ago

Shawbrook Bank – Definitely not for “brand new customers only”

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Shawbrook Bank – Definitely not for “brand new customers only”

Shawbrook Bank are now offering a 0.25% discount on the margin or a 0.25% discount in the arrangement fee for clients who have already been party to a completed loan with them.

This makes a very refreshing change from lenders who have traditionally only chased new customers with deals showing they realise the value in repeat business and loyal customers.

Big advantages they have over many other less specialist commercial lenders is their desire to lend with far less onerous stress testing compared to high street banks, Interest Only for commercial and BTL property and lending directly to Limited companies. I have been told many times by our own preferred brokers that they driven by common sense not bureaucracy looking for ways of saying yes to clients and not the often received “computer says no” answer from many lenders.

Shawbrook Bank lend on single investment units, portfolios, multi-units, HMO’s and student lets. They lend to both individuals and Ltd Co’s and do not limit the amount of properties that the client can own or the business activities of the limited company.

However they are not able to offer any direct customer advice or sales, and only accept business from intermediary brokers registered to their panel.

Along with their residential investment products they offer interest only mortgages up to 75% LTV and have a range of Commercial Mortgages and short term loans.

Shawbrook commercial mortgages:

Cover both commercial investment properties and owner occupier trading businesses. Their products go up to 75% LTV and they also offer interest only loans which improves business Cash flow.

Short Term Finance

Shawbrook offer market leading rates on short term finance from 0.65% pm with no exit fees for between 6 and 18 months. This is ideal for auction purchases or a speedy purchase in order to secure a discount.

Short Term Light Refurbishment Finance

Shawbrook will lend up to 70% of the purchase price at 0.73% pm for between 3 and 12 months. This is suitable for clients looking to purchase, or refinance a residential or mixed use property quickly, undertake light refurbishment and then either sell on or hold for rental.

Medium Term Refurbishment Product

They will lend up to 70% of the after works value on an interest only basis. This product is for clients that are purchasing or refinancing property with the intention of completing minor refurbishment before letting the property out.

Obviously there are many other lenders that may be suitable in terms of criteria or lower costs and it this is not meant to be an advert to only use Shawbrook, but it is great to see a lender valuing its existing customers.

For assistance with any property finance requirements please, call us on 01603 489118 or email info@property118.com

If you would like to add your own requirements and search for the most popular available Buy to Let products please click hereShawbrook Bank



Comments

Howard Reuben CeMap CeRER

15:53 PM, 13th November 2013
About 6 years ago

Hi Neil

Yes, a great lender and a great new incentive for existing borrowers to benefit from reduced rates or fees - reducing their already very low rates and fees anyway!

Shawbrook restricts their panel of Brokers to ensure quality control, and I can confirm that because they only work with approved Brokers that we get an excellent service from them for our Clients. The fact that they are also just down the A12 from my office too means that I can always visit them when necessary and indeed my last visit proved very productive.

A great team, great products and all in all, they are indeed open for 'Brand New Customers' too, because as soon as you have become one, you then benefit from reduced rates / fees for all subsequent deals.

Howard.


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