By Mark Alexander.
I closed my first Sale and Rent Back, “SARB”, deal in 1990. It wasn’t for me personally though and it wasn’t a property deal either. I had just set up a commercial finance brokerage. At that time we worked from my dining room. One of my first clients was a Norfolk based hire company.
Continue reading The History of Buy to Let Sale and Rent Back
Peter Curran, Head of Intermediary Distribution at Lloyds Banking Group recently announced, “From 25 September, buy to let property portfolios will be limited to a maximum of three properties, or £2m worth of lending (whichever is exceeded first), across Lloyds Banking Group. At the same time, buy to let products will no longer be available via intermediary channels through either the Cheltenham and Gloucester or LTSB Scotland brands. Pipeline applications will be honoured but any subsequent changes will be assessed under our new policy. The changes will be effective from close of business on 24 September.” Continue reading Birmingham Midshires to restrict lending to three buy to let mortgages per landlord. Lloyds squeeze this market further by refusing to lend on more than three buy to lets across all of their brands.
Independent mortgage advisers have thousands more loan products to choose from across the market than direct providers like banks and building societies.
Independents could source mortgages for clients from an August average of 4,545 products – up 19% from a July average of 3,807 – while direct lenders could select from a restricted range of 1,505 loans – up 7% from the 1,401 available in July. Continue reading Brokers break the banks for mortgage choice. PR based report from Trigold Crystal, a software company providing mortgage sourcing software for brokers
Mrs Anne Nixon, a Mortgage Express customer, has reported to landlord News;
“Over the last year I have over-paid 2 of my mortgages by over £7,000 through Mortgage Express’ ‘Choices’ scheme advertised by them as providing ‘flexibility’ ‘building up a pot of money to be accessed when needed’. Continue reading Mortgage Express client labels their Choices Overpayment Scheme “sharp practice”.