Landbay launches new BTL remortgage range

Landbay has launched a new suite of two-year fixed rate like-for-like remortgages featuring a lower Interest Cover Ratio stress test.

Related topics:  Finance,  Landlords,  mortgages,  BTL
Property | Reporter
13th June 2023
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"Applying a stress test is always a requirement but we have tried to soften the blow for buy-to-let landlords whose mortgage is due for renewal"

According to the lender, landlords remortgaging with no change to their borrowing requirements will be stress tested at pay rate plus 1% instead of the standard calculation of pay rate plus 2%, helping with affordability challenges.

The new range comprises five products with variable fees and rates starting from 4.99% and rising to 5.99% for standard properties including mortgages for trading companies. The loan-to-value for all these products is 75% gross (i.e. including fees).

Like-for-like remortgage products – 2-year fixed – 75% LTV

· 4.99% - 4% fee (max loan size £1m)

· 5.49% - 3% fee (max loan size £1m)

· 5.99% - 2% fee (max loan size £1m)

· 5.99% - £1,499 fixed fee (max loan size £74,999)

Trading company like-for-like remortgage products – 2-year fixed – 75% LTV

· 5.69% - 3% fee (max loan size £1m)

The reduced ICR stress test also applies to Landbay’s reduced interest rate, and loyalty remortgages, introduced recently for like-for-like existing Landbay borrowers.

Paul Brett, managing director, intermediaries at Landbay, said: “There is a lot of remortgage activity this year and we are acutely aware that borrowers will have to take higher rates than their current deal.

“Applying a stress test is always a requirement but we have tried to soften the blow for buy-to-let landlords whose mortgage is due for renewal.

“It is clear that two-year fixed rates are attractive to some borrowers due to the volatility of the current market. Lowering the rate on the stress test allows borrowers more breathing space when the affordability calculation is applied.”

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