Loans Warehouse completes back-to-back auction purchase 

Jake Carter

February 3, 2021


Roma and Loans Warehouse have completed a challenging back-to-back auction purchase, according to the lenders.

Roma was approached by Loans Warehouse with an application, which had been rejected during the underwriting process by another lender.

The property was a three-bedroom terraced house in poor condition, which the borrower wished to refurbish and convert into a five-bedroom HMO.

Roma was asked to lend £320,000 over the main purchase property and an additional security.

According to the firms, the two key issues with the transaction were the short time scale and the fact that the property in question had been purchased by a vendor day one and sold to the new applicant the next day.

In addition, an issue arose around ensuring suitable valuations were provided, however, this was resolved.

Lorraine Hart, head of credit operations at Roma Finance said, “This was a highly time sensitive case, coupled with a with series of challenges, some of which were not in our direct control.

“This is a great example of the need to be agile with strong underwriting experience from Loans Warehouse, which allowed our team to make informed decisions and ultimately benefit the customer.

“This is a great start to our working relationship with Loans Warehouse and we are looking forward to building on this in the future”

Matt Tristram, co-founder of Loans Warehouse added: “Roma Finance had just been appointed to our panel and this was our first case with the team.

“It was certainly a challenge, but we have been seriously impressed with their approach to this application, their process and dedication to find a positive solution.

“We aim to find the best fit solution for every case and Roma clearly share our values.”

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