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Fleet Mortgages launch new five-year standard fixes and cut rates on limited company products

Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let specialist lender, has today (29th May 2019) launched four new 75% LTV five-year fixes in its standard range and cut prices on three limited company products, building on a number of criteria enhancements announced earlier this month.

These new products are offered in addition to its existing product range and include rate reductions of 15 basis points:

  • Standard – a 3.39% product with a rental calculation of 125% at 5.5% and a 3.59% with a rental calculation of 125% at the initial rate. Both come with a 2% fee and a free valuation for properties valued up to and including £500k  after which discounted valuation fee will apply
  • Standard – a 3.39% product with a rental calculation of 125% at 5.5% and a 3.59% with a rental calculation of 125% at the initial rate. Both come with a 1.75% fee.
  • Limited company – a 3.49% product with a rental calculation of 125% at 5.5%, a fee of 1.5%, and a free valuation for properties valued up to and including £500k after which discounted valuation fee will apply; a 3.59% product with a rental calculation of 125% at the initial rate and a fee of 1.5%; and a 3.49% product with a rental calculation of 125% at 5.5% and a fee of 1.25%.

Summary:

 

  • We have listened to feedback from brokers and as a result we have taken the decision to simplify the product range by removing 20 products.
  • Extending all of the end dates to 31/10/21 for two year fixed and 31/10/24 for 5 year fixed products.
  • Extending the dates for the stepped ERC’s. (See Below)
  • Lowering some rates. (See Below)

 

Products being lowered:

 

HMO

  • 65% LTV > 2 Year fixed > From 3.39 lowered to 3.14 > Fee – 1.50% >  Reversion rate – LIBOR + 5.25%. > 125% @ 6.06%
  • 75% LTV > 2 year fixed > From 3.64 lowered to 3.24 > Fee – 1.50% > Reversion rate – LIBOR + 5.25% > 125% @ 6.06%
  • 80% LTV > 5 Year fixed  > From 4.29 lowered to 4.04 > Fee – 1.50% >  Reversion rate – LIBOR + 5.25% > 125% @ 6.06%

 

LTD

  • 80% LTV > 5 Year fixed  > From 4.19 lowered to 3.99 > Fee – 1.50% >  Reversion rate – LIBOR + 5.00% > 125% @ 5.50%

 

New ERCS

 2 year fixed

  • 3% to 31/10/2020, 2% to 31/10/2021

5 year fixed

  • 5% to 31/10/2020, 4% to 31/10/2021, 3% to 31/10/2022,  2% to 31/10/2023, 1% to 31/10/2024.

 

Can we also take this opportunity to include some reason for why the brokers should use Fleet.

 

Top 5 USPs

  • Day 1 Re-mortgages – full market value within 6 month is significant works have been completed
  • Rental Calc 125% @ 5.5% for all rate taxpayers
  • Portfolio lending such as no extra paperwork, no stress testing on the background, unlimited background portfolio
  • Capital Raising for all purposes, minus certain tax and gambling debts
  • Properties next door to each other

The end dates for these products is the 31st July 2024 and all new business now qualifies for Product Transfers at expiry of the initial fixed-rate period. All products come with stepped early repayment charges.

The lender also introduced a number of criteria enhancements earlier this month including: minimum income requirements for borrowers reduced from £25k to £15k; the minimum primary applicant age has been reduced to 21 years old from 25; an increase in the 65% LTV aggregate portfolio lending size by £1m from £4m to £5m; and the maximum age for the borrower at the term of the mortgage has been changed to 95 years old.

The full new Fleet Mortgages’ product guide is available to view by visiting the website at: https://www.fleetmortgages.co.uk/products/

Steve Cox, Distribution Director of Fleet Mortgages, commented:

“It’s apparent that a growing number of landlord borrowers are looking for rate certainty over a longer period of time and they are seeking this via five-year deals. After consulting with our intermediary partners we have therefore introduced these new 75% LTV five-year fixes for both standard and limited company borrowers, which include price cuts by 15 basis points and offer greater choice in terms of rate, fee, rental calculation, plus three products also come with free valuations for those properties valued up to £500k.

“Recent research shows that more landlords, certainly those who fit the professional/portfolio definition, want to add to portfolios over the next 12-18 months but they also want to know exactly what their mortgage costs will be over a longer term. With these products available for both purchase and remortgage, and with more flexible criteria around income, age, portfolio lending size, we believe there will be plenty to interest advisers’ buy-to-let clients with both these products and our entire range.”

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Bob Young, Chief Executive Officer, Fleet Mortgages

Phone: 01252 916800

Rob Griffiths, White Dragon Communications Ltd

Mobile: 07983 641566, rob@whitedragoncomms.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Fleet Mortgages

  • Fleet Mortgages is a buy-to-let and specialist lender established in 2014 and based in Fleet, Hampshire.
  • Fleet Mortgages is headed by Chief Executive Officer, Bob Young – formerly Managing Director of CHL Mortgages – and a senior management team and staff with many years experience of the UK lending market, particularly the buy-to-let and specialist sectors.
  • Fleet Mortgages is partnered with one of the world’s largest asset managers.
  • Fleet Mortgages launched in December 2014 and currently focuses on the buy-to-let market offering mortgages to professional landlords, as well as limited companies and those seeking finance for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).
  • Fleet Mortgages was announced as ‘Employer of the Year’ 2016 at the Inspire Business Awards; Bob Young recently received the ‘Outstanding Contribution’’ at the 2019 British Specialist Lending Awards.

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