Hanley Economic BS enters expat buy-to-let market

Michael Lloyd

January 14, 2020

Hanley Economic Building Society has launched an expat offering to its buy-to-let mortgage range.

The variable discount product is available at a maximum 80% LTV and is priced at 3.49%.

It has an application fee of £250 and product fee of £500.

There is a minimum loan size of £100,000 and maximum of £500,000.

David Lownds, head of marketing and business development at Hanley Economic Building Society, said: “We recognise that the expat marketplace is currently underserved by the wider lending community and, after undertaking substantial due diligence and extensive intermediary feedback, have moved into this area to help provide additional choice for our intermediary partners and their expat clients.

“Our manual underwriting team will look at each case on its own merit and incorporate a flexible approach which can be useful for overseas clients and their shifting borrowing requirements in the current political and economic climate.

“This approach and support will also help intermediary partners to get to grips with the complexity and intricacies attached to this area of lending and expand their buy-to-let offering accordingly.”

Rental income must be received in sterling and achieve an interest cover ratio of 145% at Hanley’s stressed interest rate.

Mortgage payments must be made in sterling from a UK bank account and all applicants must be able to provide satisfactory evidence of their identity, overseas address and UK bank account.

The property cannot be occupied by the borrowers’ family and no applications will be accepted from portfolio landlords.

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