November 9, 2020

Recognising Black History at LendInvest

Throughout October, the LendInvest team came together to celebrate important figures of black history in recognition of Black History Month. Unable to spend the month sharing stories about these icons in person as we continue to work remotely, the whole business came together through our slack channel to share inspiration from black history, with figures...

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November 9, 2020

Bridging loans: why their flexibility is more important than ever

See all of our bridging and development products, rates and get an instant quote.  by Justin Trowse, Director – Bridging Lockdown 2.0 started last week, meaning that the calendar year will come to an end with a similar uncertainty to that of Spring and Summer.  While there is more freedom for the property market this...

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November 6, 2020

Case studies: £5 million and £1 million+ bridging loans completed in October

To see our current bridging rates visit our product page.  Throughout October we’ve been supporting a high number of bridging loan deals, including increasing numbers of high-value deals for borrowers across the country.  These have included high-value acquisitions in London, refinancing for future investments and acquiring land for developments.   Here are details of three bridging loans we...

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November 2, 2020

How do you improve Buy-to-Let applications? By putting people and technology together

by Sophie Mitchell-Charman, Sales Director A version of this piece originally appeared in Mortgage Strategy. To see our latest Buy-to-Let rates and offers, and get an instant quote, please visit our Buy-to-Let page.  While a broker’s initial first contact with a lender may be a result of them sourcing a special rate or preferential criteria,...

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October 28, 2020

Case studies: Large residential bridging loans including a £1.4m commercial unit

To see our current residential bridging rates visit our product page.  Following a record Q3 for our bridging team our BDMs, underwriters and case managers have remained hard at work processing cases and securing fast, reliable funding for property professionals looking to make up for lost time following the summer lockdown and take advantage of...

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October 27, 2020

Case study: £2.8 million development finance loan for residential development

This is an example of a development we are currently supporting with a repeat borrower of ours. To learn more about our offer please visit our Development Finance page.  Developer: Ingleton Luxury Holdings Limited  Location: Essex Request: Assist with the acquisition of a site with planning and funding for the first phase of development Loan...

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October 21, 2020

Case study: Bridge-to-Let loan into HMO Buy-to-Let refinance

Borrower: Portfolio landlord Request: Funding for a partly-completed conversion of a grade 2 listed building into 10 apartments, then refinancing this facility into a large HMO Buy-to-Let mortgage.  Bridge-to-Let loan amount: £320k Bridge-to-Let LTV: 75% Buy-to-Let loan amount: £255,000 To see our full Buy-to-Let product guide, service levels and offers, please visit our Buy-to-Let page. ...

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October 16, 2020

Case studies: Buy-to-Let lending for HMOs 

In our most recent Buy-to-Let changes we wanted to continue to support landlords looking at larger properties in the current environment.  The appetite for HMOs and MUFBs shrunk during the early events of this year but has now come roaring back, with professional landlords eager to expand their portfolios with the current stamp duty holiday...

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October 12, 2020

What is the future of development finance post-2020?

by Steve Larkin, Head of Development Finance In this year’s property-lending landscape, development finance has been one of the last forms of funding to be turned back on.  This is with good reason, the lockdown in March only ended for development sites when they could ensure Covid-secure building practises were fully implemented on site, while...

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October 7, 2020

On site at our development finance projects

In recent weeks our Development Team has been getting out and about; away from their home offices and out to the sites of the developments we have financed.   We have remained committed to lending across our range since the first lockdown began in March, whether that be new business or ensuring the cashflow for existing...

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