Accord launches new tracker range

Ryan Fowler

August 12, 2016

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Accord Buy To Let is launching a range of new tracker mortgages with no early repayment changes.

The trackers are designed to provide landlords with flexibility to exit their mortgage early without early repayment fees should their circumstances change over the next two years.

The mortgages will track the Bank Rate for two-years, collared at the current rates.

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At the end of the two-year term landlords will revert to a discounted rate of 3.79% (1.75% below Accord’s SVR at the time) for a further three years. During this period there are also no early repayment charges enabling the customer to exit the mortgage at any time.

Available at 65% loan-to-value (LTV) is a 2.69% two-year tracker with a £300 fee, or at 75% LTV there is a 2.90% two-year tracker mortgage with a £300 fee. Both options are available to landlords looking to remortgage or expand their portfolio.

Each mortgage comes with a free standard valuation and for remortgages standard legal fees are also covered by Accord.

Chris Maggs, Accord’s Buy to Let commercial manager, said: “There is a lot of uncertainty in the market due to the recent taxation changes impacting landlords and the tighter underwriting controls lenders are adopting to ensure landlords are not over committed and can support their property portfolio. It’s imperative lenders look to support landlords by creating innovative products which provide flexibility in a changing environment.

“Our new trackers do not tie landlords into their mortgage, giving them breathing space to review their options on a regular basis– with the bonus of not being subject to early repayment charges. Landlords also have a further cushion of our discounted reversion rate once their mortgage term ends giving them an extended period of flexibility which we hope they will welcome, especially if the buy-to-let market is subject to further changes.”

Ying Tan, managing director at The Buy to Let Business, said: “It’s important to have market-leading products and competitive rates available to landlords to support them during this time of uncertainty.”

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