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Foundation launches buy-to-let packager exclusives

Ryan Fowler

June 15, 2020

Jeff Knight Foundation Home Loans

Foundation Home Loans has launched new buy-to-let standard HMO, large HMO, as well as multi-unit blocks (MUB) products for exclusive use by its major packager partners.

The products are both 2-year variable offerings and priced at 3.34% up to 65% loan-to-value (LTV) or 3.69% up to 75% LTV for standard HMOs. For Large HMO/MUB – HMOs to a maximum of eight bedrooms; all MUBS to a maximum of 10 units – the rate is 3.44% up to 65% LTV or 3.79% up to 75% LTV.

Jeff Knight (pictured), director of marketing at Foundation Home Loans, said: “We’re in constant dialogue with our packager partners and will seek to respond quickly where possible to present solutions for the demand they are seeing in the market.

“That being the case, we’re able to launch these exclusive products for packagers which provide further product options for landlord borrowers seeking either standard HMO or large HMO/MUB finance.

“We’re also conscious that the circumstances for landlord borrowers during 2020 and, for the foreseeable future, might be very different to what they could be in 12-18 months’ time.

“This is why these variable products come with no ERCs which will allow landlord borrowers, should things change in the future, to potentially remortgage at a later date with no charges to pay.

“We’ll be monitoring take-up of these products closely and would hope that, if they are seeing strong demand, we can then roll them out to the wider market.”

Phil Jay, director at Complete FS, added: “It’s testament to the commitment of Foundation that, despite market uncertainty, they listen to the packager community and have delivered quality products.

“Lending on HMO & MUBs with no redemption penalties provides greater flexibility to landlords for when the specialist market returns to some normality.”


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