Hampshire Trust Bank improves semi-commercial lending criteria

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Marcus-Dussard Hampshire Trust Bank

Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has enhanced its semi-commercial lending criteria following feedback from brokers.

The bank has revised the ratio of commercial to residential to 50:50 to match the requirements of brokers and open the door to more semi-commercial lending opportunities.

HTB can deal with a wide variety of complex assets, including pubs, barbers, betting shops, offices and more. With this criteria change, they will be able to consider an increased number of properties with living accommodation above commercial premises.

It will lend up to £15m and 75% net loan to value (LTV). There are no minimum income or maximum age requirements and HTB will lend to limited companies, ex-pats, trusts and offshore vehicles and foreign nationals.

Marcus Dussard, sales director at Hampshire Trust Bank, commented:

“At Hampshire Trust Bank we constantly listen to feedback from brokers and today’s change is the direct result of that.

The criteria change means we can lend on an increased number of properties and assets and highlights our appetite to lend in the semi-commercial space.

Unlike many lenders in this market, we consider the commercial and the residential income for both investment and owner-occupied commercial properties due to our years of expertise and flexible underwriting approach in the specialist arena.

We have a number of further enhancements to our offering lined up as we continue to meet the demands of brokers and their clients.”