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Accelerator makes builds happen

Posted by Tom McSherry on January 17, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Unlike a conventional arrears stage payment mortgage where the self builder has to use their own funds to progress the build, Accelerator delivers funds up front to secure the plot and importantly before every stage of the project build.  With up to 95% available to secure the plot or project and up to 95% of the […]

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Right to Build gathers momentum – are you ready?

Posted by Stuart Bryce on January 9, 2018 at 9:40 am

NaCSBA – the National Custom and Self Build Association has confirmed that 33,000 individuals have signed up to the Right to Build registers, an 80% increase on 2016’s figures.  This increase will bring more self and custom build opportunities your way! The Right to Build legislation is part of the Government’s commitment to fix the […]

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Making the money go round

Posted by Rachel Pyne on August 2, 2017 at 10:14 am

Although many TV shows may suggest otherwise, self building makes good financial sense.  It’s possible to create a great home on a relatively small budget, and your clients will almost certainly make a profit if they plan to sell it on. If they budget well, your clients can expect their finished house to be worth […]

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New Help to Build Scheme

Posted by Emma Blair on November 26, 2020 at 6:11 pm

The Chancellor has announced the creation of a Help to Build Mortgage Scheme to support the growth of self and custom build in the same way as Help to Buy has done over the last seven years for the new build sector. In the supporting documents of yesterday’s Spending Review, the Government set aside £2.2 […]

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2020 Roadshows to be replaced with virtual events

Posted by Emma Blair on July 21, 2020 at 2:22 pm

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and for the safety of our employees and guests, it is with regret that we have made the decision to cancel our roadshows this year. We are, however, excited to announce that these roadshows will now be replaced with a series of informative webinars, that can be enjoyed from the […]

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2020 BuildLoan Roadshow Dates now open for Registrations

Posted by Emma Blair on January 21, 2020 at 2:50 pm

If you haven’t attended a BuildLoan Roadshow before – why not register and get involved this year?   Even if you have attended one of these events before – you’ll be due a refresher – as so much has changed over the past year in this rapidly growing sector. Right to Build Legislation is now firmly […]

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Hinckley & Rugby launches self build mortgage with BuildLoan

Posted by Emma Blair on September 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Mortgage Intermediaries can now access a new product from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society for self build clients. The higher loan to value (LTV) mortgage from Hinckley & Rugby is a two-year discount product charging an initial 4.99%.  The money will be provided in five stage payments, with Hinckley & Rugby lending up to 85% […]

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New advance stage payment mortgages from The Tipton & Coseley Building Society

Posted by Emma Blair on April 10, 2019 at 3:26 pm
Tipton & Coseley Building Society

The Tipton & Coseley Building Society has broadened its existing self and custom build mortgage offering to intermediaries, with the launch of two advance stage payment mortgages, exclusively available from BuildLoan. 2 Year Discount Rate – 4.99% 0.25% discount for 2 years, reverting to lender SVR of 5.24% for remainder of term Initial rate 4.99% […]

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Furness Building Society launch replacement products with improved lending criteria

Posted by Claire Munro on February 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Furness Building Society has launched a range of replacement products for self and custom build with improved criteria, to support intermediaries and their homebuilding clients. The products include a 2 Year Discount Accelerator mortgage with an initial rate of 4.15% and a 2 Year Discount Arrears mortgage with an initial rate of 3.99%.  These new […]

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A guide to funding your client’s renovation project

Posted by Rachel Pyne on June 28, 2017 at 10:20 am

When it comes to helping your clients fund a renovation property, it’s worth noting the majority of high street lenders will only offer a mortgage on a property that they consider to be habitable — eliminating many ‘unconventional’ and renovation projects. So if your client wants to buy a property that is derelict, or want […]

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