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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 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

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

Landlords report tax bill shocks as BTL reforms bite

March 26, 2019 |

NEARLY six out of 10 landlords saw their tax bill rise in 2017-18, and many were unpleasantly surprised by the increase, according to a new report into the sector from buy-to-let mortgage lender Paragon.

Its PRS Trends Report for the … Read More

Buy-to-let product choice reaches post-crisis high

February 25, 2019 |

BUY-TO-LET borrowers have the greatest choice of mortgage products since the financial crisis, Moneyfacts analysis shows, despite the challenges facing the sector.

Moneyfacts found that landlords now have 2,162 buy-to-let mortgage products to choose from, the highest number since October … Read More

Landbay expands into HMO buy-to-let loans

February 26, 2018 |

LANDBAY has broadened its product proposition into lending for landlords managing houses in multiple occupation (HMO.)

The peer-to-peer buy-to-let lender will now offer products focusing on landlords with HMOs, a specialist area that banks often avoid.

The lender will offer … Read More

UK mortgage approvals slump to lowest level since 2013

January 25, 2018 |

MORTGAGE approvals hit record lows at the end of 2017, new lending data reveals.

Figures from trade body UK Finance, released on Thursday, showed that banks approved 36,115 mortgages in December – the lowest figure since April 2013.

The value … Read More

Landbay eases stress tests for portfolio landlords

January 16, 2018 |

LANDBAY has altered its stress tests for portfolio landlords applying for buy-to-let loans on the platforms.

The buy-to-let peer-to-peer lender will now require rents to cover 125 per cent of the mortgage at an interest rate of five per cent, … Read More

Positive Lending joins Landbay’s panel of distribution partners

August 11, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER buy-to-let lender Landbay has added Positive Lending to its panel of distribution partners.

The partnership means Positive Lending, which assists more than 3,000 intermediaries with loan inquires a year, will be able to give buy-to-let clients access to P2P … Read More

LandlordInvest trials dropping secondary market charges

August 8, 2017 |

LANDLORDINVEST has temporarily removed the fees on secondary market sales with a view to permanent removal.

The peer-to-peer buy-to-let platform launched its secondary market in May and initially charged sellers 0.5 per cent on their proceeds for selling the loan.

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