Blend Network launches light refurbishment loan product


Paul Watson Blend Network

Specialist development finance lender Blend Network has announced the launch of a new Light Refurbishment Plus product range specifically designed with property refurbishment projects at heart.

The new product range offers Loan-To-GDV (LTGDV) of up to 75% by effectively blending mezzanine and senior debt into one single facility and making it easier and faster for developers to borrow in one place without having to structure the deal with several lenders.

This means that borrower are able to optimise their Day 1 cashflow and therefore maximise returns.

Light Refurbishment Plus offers Loan-To-Cost (LTC) of up to 90% and is available to experienced property developers on buy-to-let rental properties which may benefit from minor improvements.

It offers a minimum loan of £500k and a maximum of £10m with monthly interest starting at 0.65% per month.

In bringing this product to the market, Blend Network is quickly responding to a growing market demand.

In recent months, Blend Network has funded several landmark light refurbishment deals such as a care home conversion in Dorset, a restoration scheme of 10 historical properties in the heart of Gloucester’s city centre, and the multiple HMO conversions across the country.

The company has seen demand for the conversion of buildings in prime areas of city centres such as London, Birmingham, and Manchester.

Paul Watson, pictured, Head of Lending at Blend Network, commented:

“We are thrilled to bring this finance product to market – reacting quickly to the market needs.

Over the past year we have seen a huge number of enquiries from brokers looking to secure finance for clients who wish to undertake quick refurbishment projects before selling.

The increased demand for such refurbishment products reflects the thriving property market in the UK and we at Blend Network are delighted to at the forefront of clients’ needs.

We have a track record of delivering top quality support and products to brokers and their clients.

By introducing our new Light Refurbishment Plus product, we believe Blend Network is providing intermediaries access to an increased choice of creative and flexible development finance solutions.”