OakNorth Bank lends £20m to RAW Mortgage Fund

Michael Lloyd

September 24, 2019

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OakNorth Bank, the UK bank powered by OakNorth, has provided a £20m loan to the RAW Mortgage Fund.

The RAW Mortgage Fund was founded in 2015 and is a specialist fund providing buy-to-let property loans against residential real estate in the UK.

The fund will use the finance from OakNorth as a liquidity line.

Tim Parkes, managing director and Lead Fund Manager, RAW Mortgage Fund, said: “It was a pleasure to work with Mo and the team.

“OakNorth Bank has done a fair amount of property lending itself so has a great understanding of the sector, the performance of property assets and can structure a facility which is suitable for our fund.”

Mohith Sondhi, senior director of debt finance at OakNorth, added: “The RAW Mortgage Fund’s directors have over 100 years combined experience between them from a variety of disciplines including: banking, asset management, broking, insurance and accounting.

“This experience has clearly paid off as they’ve been able to provide very consistent returns to investors, provided from the interest payable on mortgage loans.

“With a heavily diversified portfolio backed by the UK residential property market, we look forward to watching the fund’s continued growth and working with Tim and Richard on future transactions.”

The fund has originated over 200 loans since launch at an average valuation of only 48%.

It aims to provide an attractive and consistent level of dividend income or capital growth through direct mortgage lending on UK residential buy-to-let properties.

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