Buy-to-let applications were up 14.2%, secured loans by 29.4% and bridging by 31.6% in comparison with Q1 2016.
The 90% LTV prime LTV rates start from 9.90%.
Its 2-year discount product will start at 3.74% and is available for borrowers with a clean credit history.
Lending was down by 2% year-on-year, 6% quarter-on-quarter and 6% month-on-month.
The panel now has seven lenders following the addition of Castle Trust in March.
A recent case involved a couple who decided to build two properties to let in their back garden.
The newly created role will see Steph responsible for the specialist packagers’ mortagge desk and strengthening its residential and buy-to-let proposition.
The average advertised personal loan rate is 3.5%, however Bank of England data shows new personal loans typically cost 6.9%.
Working in partnership with the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre, the trade bodies published a 21 step guide in helping different kinds of customers in trouble called ‘Vulnerability; a guide for debt collection’.