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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2019

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Landbay: Pet-friendly properties more attractive for renters

September 17, 2019 |

NEW TENANTS are most attracted to pet-friendly properties, unfurnished properties, and properties with a garden, Landbay has revealed.

In a new survey, the buy-to-let focussed marketplace lender asked 2,000 renters what would make them want to approach a landlord about … Read More

Buy-to-let battle hots up as LendInvest cuts rates

September 3, 2019 |

LENDINVEST is the latest lender to cut rates on its buy-to-let (BTL) products, as it looks to boost its loan volumes in the highly competitive sector.

The online property lender, which also offers bridging and development loans, said on Tuesday … Read More

Landbay chief: Don’t blame landlords for housing crisis

August 29, 2019 |

DON’T blame landlords for the housing crisis, Landbay’s chief executive John Goodall has said, pointing out that they have proven to be an “easy target” politically.

The cost of housing is proving to be too high for many first-time buyers … Read More

UK mortgage market slows in June as uncertainty bites

August 15, 2019 |

TAKE-UP of first-time buyer and buy-to-let mortgages slowed in June as economic and political uncertainty caused some UK borrowers to take a ‘wait and see’ approach.

June saw a 1.5 per cent drop in first-time buyer mortgages and a 3.6 … Read More

LendInvest secures £200m institutional funding line

August 12, 2019 |

LENDINVEST has secured a £200m funding line from the National Australia Bank (NAB).

The alternative property lender said the institutional funding would help expand its buy-to-let product.

The platform has now raised more than £1.8bn of debt and equity from … Read More

Landbay secures £1bn of institutional funding to grow loanbook

July 8, 2019 |

LANDBAY has secured £1bn of funding from an unnamed institutional investor to boost its mortgage lending.

The specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay said on Monday that it will use the new funding line to grow its buy-to-let book and boost its … Read More

Property investors still backing buy-to-let despite putting expansion plans on hold

June 28, 2019 |

ONLY a fifth of property investors would add to their buy-to-let portfolio over the next 12 months, research claims.

A survey of 5,000 buy-to-let investors, by lettings agent Benham and Reeves, assessed investor sentiment in the property sector amid tax … Read More

Buy-to-let landlords ‘should have sold three years ago’ as returns drop

April 23, 2019 |

BUY-TO-LET landlords have seen their returns decline in recent years and would fare better from investing in listed corporate landlords instead, new research has found.

A new index from direct lending investment manager BondMason has recorded the performance of residential property … Read More

LendInvest to enter mortgage market with £200m funding line from HSBC

April 8, 2019 |

LENDINVEST has secured a £200m funding line from HSBC UK, allowing it to make its first move into the residential mortgage lending space.

The online property lender said it plans to offer its first home loan by the end of … Read More

Landlords lean on accountants to navigate tax changes in BTL sector

March 28, 2019 |

MORE than half of landlords use an accountant to help them make property decisions and navigate recent tax changes to the sector, new research has found.

The survey of 500 landlords conducted by Kent Reliance for Intermediaries, part of specialist … Read More