Kensington lowers rates

Nia Williams

March 8, 2010

The new products will be available to appointed representatives of Legal and General, Openwork and Pink Home Loans, as well as Personal Touch Financial Services, which has just launched onto Kensington’s exclusive distribution list.

The new prime products are available up to 80% LTV, with 2-year fixed rates from 4.99%. Kensington has also cut the completion fee on all of its products to £999.

Charles Morley, head of sales & product development at Kensington, said: “We know there are a lot of prime customers out there who want a mortgage but are excluded by the big lenders because they fail an automated decision. So we make a decision based on a customer not a credit score. This means we are well positioned to consider self-employed borrowers, people who receive regular bonuses or overtime and customers whose circumstances are too complex to meet the rigid criteria of an automated system.

“Now with the launch of our new product range, brokers have greater choice to offer those customers some really competitive deals. When Kensington returned to lending we said we were committed to supporting responsible, sustainable recovery in the mortgage market and we believe this new launch demonstrates another step on that road to recovery.”

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