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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September 30, 2020

LendInvest x FIBA TV: Delivering for our customers during a crisis

Last month our Sales Director, Sophie Mitchell-Charman, caught up with FIBA to talk through LendInvest’s beginnings as a business born out of a crisis in 2008, the technology-enabled approach and the businesses launch into the Buy-to-Let industry.  Sophie also touches on the short-term lending market, consumer confidence, as well as how the team at LendInvest...

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September 29, 2020

Higher LTVs and lending to first-time landlords: see our latest Buy-to-Let changes

Following a summer of record applications for our Buy-to-Let products, we have been able to have a lot of conversations with brokers about what their clients want from their lenders. While they have enjoyed our low rates, cashback offers and higher LTVs, there are always opportunities to do more; and this week we decided to...

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September 24, 2020

Keeping it simple with LendInvest Appetite Statements

Andy Virgo, Director for Buy-to-Let, LendInvest Article originally published in Bridging and Commercial. It’s safe to say that the housing market is experiencing a mini-boom following the loosening of lockdown measures across the UK. And it’s not just been residential homebuyers that have rushed back, but property investors too. We know that landlords are keen...

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September 24, 2020

Case studies: Bridging loans over £500k 

While we’ve seen record demand for bridging finance following the loosening of lockdown restrictions over the summer, a lot of that has been for smaller bridges, however we’re still seeing a good flow of cases for slightly larger loans from property investors. The reasons for this vary, planning gain, acquisition, bridging before a Buy-to-Let, but...

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September 22, 2020

Market Insights: August 2020

Welcome to our monthly Market Insights report, aimed at providing retrospective insight into the economy, the wider property market and LendInvest’s investment strategy from our Funds Management team. In high demand Reflecting the trend established in July, August started off with high demand for residential properties in the UK, with the number of homes sold...

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September 18, 2020

LendInvest features at Global ABS Virtual 2020

Last week our Chief Executive Officer, Rod Lockhart featured at this year’s Global ABS Virtual Event.  Although a slightly different format for attending the conference this year, Global ABS was a fantastic way to connect with investors, other issuers and ABS industry professionals. This year, Covid-19 responses were undoubtedly a theme. At LendInvest we has...

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September 16, 2020

Case studies: Buy-to-Lets over £500k 

Working with ambitious portfolio landlords means we often have requests for larger loan sizes – either to purchase a big HMO, units in a MUFB or remortgage existing properties for a capital raise to expand their portfolios. Here are some of the examples of larger Buy-to-Let loans we have been supporting landlords with recently.  ————...

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September 10, 2020

Case study: 4 simultaneous Buy-to-Let remortgages for a first-time customer

Location: Pontypridd Request: A first-time broker wanted to remortgage four of his client’s Buy-to-Let properties at once.  Loan total: £391,000 LTV: 75%  ———— A broker who had never previously worked with LendInvest approached us to remortgage their client’s properties, which were all with the same lender.  Despite valuation getting held up due to Covid, they...

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