We’re on SKY TV!

To find out more about the recent changes to the BTL market, watch our CEO Liz Syms talk to Paul Mahoney in an episode of ‘Proper Wealth’ being aired on Sky Property TV. In this episode Liz explains to Paul the effect of some of the changes which includes the change to 2nd property stamp duty, changes to the mortgage tax relief and the most recent changes from the PRA…

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New lender added with fantastic range of BTL and short term mortgage products

  Connect Mortgages has added the latest mortgage lender to enter the market to its panel, with a headline buy-to-let product – an 85% LTV buy-to-let mortgage for properties in the London and South East. This forms just one part of a broader range of new innovative products for the BTL investor and business owner, with rates starting from just 3.69% at 60% LTV, and rates between 5.09% and 5.35% at 85% for loans up…

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A guide to Expat Mortgages

The expat buy-to-let market is growing rapidly as reports from several lenders show. Liz Syms, Connect Mortgages CEO, gives us some background into this market and explains what lenders are looking for. It is estimated by the World Bank that around 5.5 million people born in the UK now live abroad – around 8% of the present UK population. According to DeVere, 23% of these moved primarily for work and…

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New lender added for residential, limited company and buy-to-let mortgages

Connect Mortgages has added another specialist in residential, buy-to-let and commercial mortgages to its panel of lenders. We are the only UK mortgage provider to add this lender to our panel, which includes some of the market’s leading rates for limited company and SPV buy-to-let mortgages with rates starting from just 2.09%. Other key features are: Minimum loan size for buy to let only £50,000 No arrangement fees on some…

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The New Age of Mortgage Lending

How most mortgage lenders interact with their clients is in a traditional manner and not necessarily using the best technology, often sending documents by post during the process and then after completion still sending you information, annual mortgage statements etc by post. Connect Mortgages are delighted to be able to offer our newest lender to our panel – Digital Mortgages by Atom Bank: Mortgages for a digital self-service world Soft…

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Join us at the Property Finance Roadshows

You can meet the Connect Mortgages Team at the Property Finance Roadshows. These new events have been designed specifically for Landlords and Property Professionals. The events are free to attended and will give you the opportunity to meet property finance lenders and experts, including ourselves. The Roadshow will also feature knowledgeable industry speakers and will cover a range of topics related to bridging, auction finance, BTL, tax planning, HMOs and…

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Why talking to an Independent Broker can help you realise your property ambitions

For many customers’ their own bank or building society is the first port of call when looking for a mortgage. This is completely understandable when you consider the type of relationship they already have with a bank i.e. setting up their first savings or bank account, having a credit card or even insurance policies. But when it comes to a mortgage, the largest financial transaction they are likely to undertake,…

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Stamp duty hike pushes up London rents

A recent article featured in FT Advisor looks at how annual rental growth in London bounced back in July. Connect Mortgages CEO, Liz Syms, also gives her thoughts on why we are seeing the turnaround after eight consecutive months of decline and the effects the stamp duty rise in April 2016 had on this. “Professional landlords who have been buying in London have probably not stopped, and the market that…

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BTL taxes ‘working’ as first-time buyers and home mover numbers soar

In an article appearing in Specialist Lending Solutions this week, Connect Mortgages CEO, Liz Syms comments alongside other industry experts on the tax changes to the BTL market. The article takes a look at the effect of the BTL taxes introduced by the Government and that UK finance data shows that first-time buyers and home movers are benefitting as sales grew strongly in Q2 2017. Liz comments on the fact…

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