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LendInvest pauses new second charge lending

Rozi Jones
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30th June 2016
Christian Faes Ian Thomas LendInvest
"Our decision to tighten lending criteria for higher value cases and pause new second charge loans reflects industry caution after the market shock of last week."

LendInvest has reviewed its lending criteria in light of the Brexit vote, and will temporarily pause new lending on new second charge cases.

The lender has confirmed that it will continue to lend on open market valuations and has not changed published interest rates.

Lending criteria has been tightened for deals worth more than £3 million, where the LTV is now capped at 65%.

Lending criteria remains unchanged for deals worth less than £3 million with an LTV of under 75%.

LendInvest says it fully expects to honour its existing pipeline of deals (including second charge cases), and no cases have been cancelled or dropped on account of the Brexit vote.

Ian Thomas, Co-Founder and Director of LendInvest, said: “At times of uncertainty, communication is crucial, no more so between lenders and brokers who want to work hard for their customers. Our message today is that LendInvest remains very much open for business.

“Our decision to tighten lending criteria for higher value cases and pause new second charge loans reflects industry caution after the market shock of last week. Until more data becomes available about prime sales in the new market environment, redefining our lending criteria is the most responsible and prudent course of action.

“LendInvest will carry on lending and we expect to remain busy in the months to come. This is the sort of major event that we have built LendInvest to be able to withstand. We are very well-capitalised and have a well-diversified funding base, from which to continue to lend and service loans.”

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