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July 20, 2020

Warning for customers: identifying Clone firms

It is important to be vigilant when dealing with financial firms that you have not previously worked with, especially firms or individuals that contact you out of the blue. Sadly, fraudsters are more active now than ever.  A new tactic that has come to light involves scammers using the name, ‘firm registration number’ (FRN) and...

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July 15, 2020

Case study: Refinancing a development project into two different loan types

Client: Experienced property developers with a history of working with LendInvest Request: Borrowers wanted to refinance their project into two loans, a development exit for completed units and a land bridging loan for phase two Location: Scotland Loan total (Dev Exit): £1,285,000 LTV (Dev Exit): 64.76% Loan total (Bridge): £670,000 LTV (Bridge): 60% ———— This is...

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July 15, 2020

Case studies: Buy-to-Let mortgages in Scotland 

As part of our focus on the opportunities for property investors in Scotland, we wanted to highlight recent Buy-to-Let cases we have been completing.  Our Buy-to-Let proposition was reintroduced into Scotland in November last year, and in that time we’ve seen lots of applications and supported property professionals to expand their portfolios.  If you have...

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July 14, 2020

Property investment opportunities in Scotland

by Peter McDermid, LendInvest BDM for Soctland Many analysts predict the housing market to experience some stiff challenges in the coming months. This has been recognised at all levels, not least by the UK government who have announced some welcome support for the sector in the shape of the stamp duty limit change. It is...

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July 13, 2020

Property investment in Scotland: Q&A with Peter McDermid

We’re introducing you to our regional BDMs so you can learn more about the opportunities in their area and ways to connect with them. For this week’s deep dive we are focusing on Scotland, and our Scotland BDM Peter McDermid, who’s been with us for four years. You can email him on: [email protected], connect with...

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July 8, 2020

Everything you need to know about bridging loans

Bridging loans are a flexible form of short-term finance that helps property investors fund their projects. Whether it is for the purpose of acquiring property, funding light refurbishments or using it for planning gain, there are plenty of ways to use a bridging loan. In this piece we will explain everything you need to know...

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July 7, 2020

Case studies: Buy-to-Let applications sped up by using Open Banking 

As the market has reopened and applications have started to come in, we’ve been promoting to our clients the benefits of Open Banking.  In a post-lockdown world where many are still working remotely and they want to make up for lost time while the market was closed down, digitally submitting essential information to our underwriters...

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July 7, 2020

Case study: 8-day auction finance

Client: Property developer purchasing at auction for the first time Location: Sunderland Request: Borrower needed quick finance for an auction purchase Loan total: £100,100 LTV: 57% ————- An experienced property developer approached us in June for quick finance for an auction property in Sunderland they had purchased. He needed £100,000 to secure the purchase of...

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July 1, 2020

Case study: Development Exit finance to support developers onto their next project

Client: First-time borrowers with a 17-year track record of running their own development company Request: Development Exit finance for two completed properties to raise funds for acquiring their next project Location: Cheshire Loan total: £408,443 Rate: 0.65% (rolled) LTV: 66.39% ———–   A couple who had been running a development company for 17 years approached us...

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June 30, 2020

Case studies: Commercial, land and residential bridging loans in Northern England

This week we’re focusing on the opportunities for property investors in Northern England. As part of this we decided to look back on deals we have completed to see the profile and variety of cases in the area. Here are three examples of deals we’ve completed in Northern England.  If you have a deal you...

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