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May 22, 2020

Lower rates, higher LTV: our latest Buy-to-Let product changes

As valuers began visiting residential properties again after nearly two months of lockdown, we took the opportunity to refresh our Buy-to-Let product range.  While we kept lending throughout lockdown, enabling brokers and their clients to queue their cases for when valuers returned, we’ve had to be flexible to where the market was at. This has...

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May 22, 2020

Mental Health Awareness week at LendInvest 

Mental Health Awareness Week is an important week for us as a business, one that we have always supported, and even more so during these challenging and uncertain times.  There’s always been a stigma attached to mental health and speaking openly about it. Many people don’t feel comfortable talking about the way that they feel....

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May 19, 2020

Case studies: Refinancing HMOs and a £600k Buy-to-Let

While working hard to launch a new product range, the Buy-to-Let team has also been focussing on our existing pipeline of brokers and their clients during the Covid-19 outbreak.  As things locked down, refinancing for cheaper mortgage rates still needed to happen as clients approached the end of their fixed-rate terms and needed a lender...

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May 18, 2020

The importance of using Development Exit finance

Despite the option for people to view and purchase properties being available again, social distancing requirements, an understandably heightened concern over travelling and visiting other homes and the wider economic issues as a result of COVID-19 means property market activity will likely be slow to recover. This leaves developers facing similar challenges to when lockdown...

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May 18, 2020

Case study: Development Exit loan after property sales fell through due to COVID-19

Client: A new-build property development company with a three-year history of working with LendInvest Request: Development Exit loan to clear finance and provide cash flow on a completed Development in the West Midlands. Loan total: £1,627,000 Rate: 0.7% pm (rolled) LTV: 68.9% ————— As lockdown measures began we were approached by a repeat borrower for...

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May 15, 2020

Reaping the benefits of continuous integration: running WordPress on Kubernetes

Operating systems were once, metaphorically, a messy clothes closet of applications. Rooting around in those jumbled closets could be painstaking and disruptive. That was until operating systems began including containers for organising everything inside. That’s an over-simplification, but the point is operating systems are now able to run more quickly and efficiently, without the disruptions...

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May 12, 2020

Case studies: £1.5 million+ bridging deals completed during lockdown

While valuers were struggling to visit occupied properties before lockdown restrictions were loosened, for bridging and development exit deals we were able to continue accepting and proceeding cases as valuers can visit the often empty properties. Using that access, we have been busy completing deals helping property investors get more time to sell their properties,...

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May 11, 2020

Practicing positivity in uncertain times

Here at LendInvest we recognise that the mental wellbeing of our employees is just as important as their physical wellbeing during this time. This is why our People Team recently partnered with a Well Rooted Wellbeing, an innovative workplace wellbeing company run by NHS Clinical Psychologists to support our team whilst we’re all staying at...

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May 7, 2020

How a remote Buy-to-Let deal works

In the weeks since we began working remotely, we have been highlighting how members of the different teams that take our cases from start to finish have been adapting to their new environments. Bringing it all together, we are looking at how a Buy-to-Let case can proceed during lockdown.  While many roles in businesses across...

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May 5, 2020

Case studies: Financing property auction purchases

Property auctions have been resilient in the face of the lockdown measures introduced as a result of COVID-19, continuing remotely and new lots being added to upcoming auctions. As most auction properties are vacant, this means valuations can take place and lenders can support your next bid. Here’s an example of auction purchases we have...

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