Kent Reliance secures over £8m funding for complex case

Michael Lloyd

December 2, 2019

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries has secured over £8m of funding for a complex case.

The lender was approached by Fitch & Fitch on behalf of a client seeking refinance of nine new build flats in central London with a view to selling them to foreign investors.

As an added incentive, the properties were also placed in an offshore SPV.

However, during the construction phase, the London property market had declined in value and offers received were lower than expected.

Finance was therefore re-arranged to provide a 5-year fixed rate product so the properties could be held until the market changed.

At the same time an accountant advised that there was no longer a tax advantage to holding the properties in an offshore SPV and they should be moved to an UK SPV on completion.

The client also needed to clear short-term finance as part of the move to a UK SPV resulting in overall finance being required for just over £8m.

Adrian Moloney (pictured), sales director at OneSavings Bank, said: “As an experienced specialist lender, our broker partners know that we welcome complex cases as we have the expertise and knowledge to get these cases over the line.

“Our dedicated complex case team works very closely with our BDMs to ensure that the client is kept fully up to date and their requirements and timescales are given key focus.”

The client had a strong borrower covenant having owned and continuing to own a number of successful property related businesses.

A long form valuation on all nine flats was agreed and this saved the client £7,500 in specialist valuation fees.

David Wise, head of business at Fitch & Fitch, added: “There is no doubting when the subject is big loans that Kent Reliance for Intermediaries are a part of any conversation.

“They dominate in the high loan-to-value territories and when you combine this with asset backed interest-only options it helps us at Fitch and Fitch to orchestrate lending solutions that really harmonise with our client’s needs.

“The final complement to their offering is their criteria and underwriting with a wealth of experience and a dedicated large loan underwriting team.

“The seemingly complex cases are considered coherently and positively adding to their overall service which makes them our ‘go to’ lender for large loans.”

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