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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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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Guiding you through the BTL Mortgage Maze

Since April 2016 there have been several changes for landlords operating in the Buy to Let (BTL) market. The Chancellor’s Budget ushered in a series of tax changes designed to ‘cool’ the rental market which were delivered by an extra 3% stamp duty on a 2nd property and removal of the 10% wear and tear allowance for furnished properties. “..This will result in higher tax bills for many landlords holding…

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New 55 Plus Interest-Only Mortgage Range

If you over 55, worried about downsizing or using savings to repay an outstanding balance from an interest-only mortgage, we can help you access a great new range of products can help. The 55 Plus Interest-Only Mortgage could help you to: Stay in your family home for up to an additional 15 years Keep your savings and investments in place for longer Raise additional funds for a variety of purposes, like…

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Connect Chief Executive named Press Spokesperson of the Year

Liz Syms, Chief Executive at Connect for Intermediaries and Connect Mortgages has been named Press Spokesperson the year at prestigious British Specialist Lending Awards. The first ever British Specialist Lending Awards was held on Thursday 25 May at Park Plaza Riverbank, London. The event celebrated the extraordinary individuals in the specialist lending sector. Whist most finalists were decided based on the number and spread of nominations for a particular individual….

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Connecting you to Octane Capitals Bridging Products

We are pleased to announce that we can give you access to the UK’s newest bridging lender, Octane Capital. Octane Capital’s founders feel that pricing on LTV alone is not what customers want or need, especially at the more complex end of the market in which it specialises. At launch, it said they want advisors to think outside the box and find a way to get a loan over the…

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New 2.99% Buy-to-Let Fixed Rate Mortgages

Connect can help you access a stonking new 2.99% buy-to-let 5 year fixed rate mortgage, available to both individuals and limited companies, with a favorable low rental stress test calculation. Highlights include: 2.99% fixed rate for 5 years Low rent calculation (from 125% cover at 2.99%) Individuals & limited companies First Time Landlords Self-employed (with 12 months trading history) No minimum income requirements Up to 75% LTV Finance available £350k…

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business loans

Business loans up to £350,000 unsecured

Connect Mortgages now offer business loans up to £350,000 unsecured with just a personal guarantee. Whether you need £50,000 for a stock purchase, £100,000 for business growth or £350,000 for new premises we can help. Loans can be used for almost any purpose and are available to any type of business including sole traders and limited companies. Investors whose business is property portfolios also qualify. Highlights of the loans include:…

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Get on the property ladder with help from your family

In today’s world getting on the property ladder can be a real struggle. Millions of wanna be home owners find themselves either living with their parents or renting expensive accommodation meaning they can only manage to save a small deposit to buy their first home. A growing number of lenders are starting to recognise the problems facing first time buyers and are coming up with new innovative mortgage products to…

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