BuildLoan and Buckinghamshire introduce self-build deals

Jake Carter

October 18, 2021

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BuildLoan has launched two new self-build mortgage products in conjunction with Buckinghamshire Building Society.

The new products offer guaranteed stage payments, based on the cost of each stage of work, rather than the level of available funds being dependent on a lender’s valuation during the build.

Both products are ERC-free with an initial 2-year rate linked to SVR with the first having no product fee and an initial pay rate of 5.50%.

The second has a completion fee of £1,499 with an initial pay rate of 4.45%.

Enquiries can be submitted to BuildLoan through its Unicus online platform, which also provides a wealth of useful information for brokers.

Chris Martin, head of product development and underwriting at BuildLoan, said: “These products tick many boxes for self-builders, with guaranteed stage payments available up-front to ensure that clients get their money when they need it during the build.

“The low fee structure is highly attractive and having no ERCs provides a lot of flexibility when the build has been completed.

Claire Askham, head of mortgage sales at Buckinghamshire Building Society, added: “Self and custom build is an important market for us and we have worked hard with BuildLoan to develop these products with features that self-builders really need.

“The peace of mind of having pre-agreed up-front stage payments gives clients huge reassurance and confidence that they can finance their build successfully.”

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