Impact Specialist Finance and UTB complete on regulated bridging loan for later life borrowers


Mike Walters UTB

Impact Specialist Finance, the specialist mortgage broker and distributor, and United Trust Bank (UTB) have completed on a £450,000 regulated bridging loan for later life borrowers looking to downsize. The loan was expediated with the help of an Automated Valuation Model (AVM).

The regulated bridging loan facility was utilised to help a couple in their 70’s – who were looking to downsize – to secure the purchase of a new residential property after the sale of their existing property stalled.

The purchase price of the new property was £525,000, with the existing property valued at £850,000. The couple were able to finance the new property acquisition through a 12-month regulated bridge with full interest roll up (no payments due and interest paid on redemption) for £450,000, with the balance made up from cash savings.

The case in question is a perfect example of how packagers and lenders can work closely to secure highly complex residential property transactions. It also highlights the value attached to many short-term lending propositions, in terms of their bespoke and flexible funding solutions for borrowers with a wide range of property requirements.

Dale Jannels, Managing Director at Impact Specialist Finance, commented:

“This may not be a huge case in terms of value, but it really does help demonstrate just how quickly funds can be raised in the current climate through tech support and when utilising the ability of lenders such as UTB who have a common-sense approach to underwriting and the ability to tailor its lending to meet borrowers’ individual needs.  This is an increasing scenario in the current climates as chain reliant transactions faulter, due to many unforeseen reasons.”

Mike Walters, pictured, Sales Director – Property Intermediaries, United Trust Bank said:

“We’ve built a strong relationship with Impact Specialist Finance and the smooth and successful completion of this case is testament to the hard work put in by both sides. We enjoy working with experienced, professional advisers who understand the versatility of short term finance and are committed to finding the best solutions for their clients.”