Catalyst Property Finance increase bridging loan LTVs to 70%

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Chris Fairfax Catalyst Property Finance

Principal lender, Catalyst Property Finance, today announced that it is reintroducing a higher LTV bridging loan product which allows short-term borrowing to 70% LTV. In response to COVID-19 market uncertainty, the lender had previously launched a temporarily restricted range capped at 60% LTV.

Chris Fairfax, pictured, CEO, Catalyst Property Finance says: 

Recently, stated our risk would be closely monitored and updated as soon as we felt it prudent to do so. Having undertaken a credit review, and in liaison with our valuer panel, we are now in a position to bring back our 70% LTV bridging loan product.  What’s underpinned this decision is understanding that the immediate and anticipated longerlasting impacts of COVID-19 on the residential property market are now being riskfactored into valuations; so it is only fair to our brokers and borrowers that we move quickly to provide improved LTVs. Catalyst continues to access a valuation panel who can safely inspect and report in line with HM Government and RICS guidelines. In addition, we can accept AVM/Desktop and drive-by valuations, subject to meeting criteria.

Chris continued: 

Catalyst is fully committed to providing brokers and their clients with short-term finance throughout this tricky time. The 70% LTV bridging loan product will be available from Tuesday, 14th April.”