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September 20, 2023

One year on: the mini budget

By Sophie Mitchell-Charnan, Commercial Director On September 23rd 2022, the then Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng presented the mini-budget to the House of Commons. The goal – to provide financial stability across the United Kingdom.  Just one day prior, the Bank of England base rate increased from 1.75% to 2.25%. Landlords, homeowners and, let’s be honest, the...

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September 14, 2023

Using interest only mortgages in a smarter way

See our residential mortgage products. By Esther Morley, Managing Director of Residential Lending Interest only mortgages can have a bad reputation.  Partly as a hangover from the 2008 mortgage crisis, they are often seen as a mortgage of last resort for borrowers for whom affordability is stretched to the maximum. Interest only can offer borrowers...

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September 13, 2023

LendInvest House View – Q3 2023: Property market analysis and sentiment

The past year has brought significant turbulence to the UK economy, making it challenging to keep up-to-date with the continuously shifting financial landscape. Consequently, we are introducing a ‘House View’ series, offering a retrospective analysis of the economy and offering our sense of how the housing market might move in the coming months.    Macroeconomic...

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September 13, 2023

A Lender’s Perspective: Key Considerations for Developers (and Brokers) Amidst Challenging Times

There’s no denying that the landscape for housebuilders has become quite challenging lately. The confluence of factors such as Brexit, the ongoing ramifications of COVID-19, inflation, and the spectre of rising interest rates has made life difficult. Unfortunately, small to medium-sized property developers, often referred to as SMEs, once again find themselves at a disadvantage...

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September 7, 2023

A closer look at China’s current property crisis

Director of Fundraising, Harry Hall explores how China’s rapid rise has led to a housing market collapse and how this compares to real estate in the UK.  China’s rapid ascension on the global stage has been accompanied by significant economic growth and urban development. However, after years of excessive overborrowing and overbuilding by China’s leading...

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September 6, 2023

Expanding Buy-to-Let portfolios: how bridging could hold the key

Secure a landlord their next rental property or upgrade their existing ones for higher yields with our bridging finance range. By Michael Minnie, Senior Business Development Manager While stats tell us more homes are being listed for rent, other stats tell us that more rental properties are being sold.  So what to make of all...

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August 31, 2023

There are more homes on the rental market, does this mean more opportunities for landlords?

By Sophie Mitchell-Charman, Commercial Director More and more properties are being put up for rent, according to reports released this month.  Some brief stats, as seen in This Is Money:- According to Connells, the number of rental homes has increased 8% since March Estate agent Hamptons have also seen a 17% increase on homes in...

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August 23, 2023

An Enhanced Partnership: Legal & General and LendInvest Mortgages

To register for simple online residential mortgages, visit our residential mortgages page.  By Esther Morley, Managing Director for Residential Homeowner In June, we published our Homeowner Mortgage Experience Report – our approach to understanding the customer landscape, and how stressful getting a mortgage can be for some. Our findings were eye-opening: 48% said they had...

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August 17, 2023

Our Comprehensive Approach to Credit Risk Management

When it comes to investing, the preservation of capital and effective credit risk management are top priorities for any investor. At LendInvest, these principles lie at the heart of our operations. As a leading investment platform, we take great pride in our comprehensive approach to mitigating the risks of the loans we write, setting us...

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August 8, 2023

Case Study: 1 week Buy-to-Let remortgage

See our full Buy-to-Let range and get instant quotes here Location: Harrow Loan amount: £525,000 LTV: 75% —  Directors of a large Buy-to-Let portfolio wanted a remortgage for a HMO property in London for the purposes of repaying a bridging loan and investing in the continued growth of their portfolio. What sets this case apart...

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