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Octopus Property revamps residential product range

  • Changes to bridge-to-let, development exit and refurbishment products
  • Simplified pricing structures and ratios for brokers and borrowers
  • Leveraging development lending expertise to enhance the residential product suite

Specialist property lender Octopus Property, part of the Octopus Group, announces that it has revamped its bridge-to-let, development exit and refurbishment products. The changes further enhance its competitive and flexible Lifecycle Lending proposition and are in direct response to demand from its increasingly diverse range of property professional borrowers.

Octopus Property has reduced rates to 6.99% per annum for its established bridge-to-let product and development exit products. The products have a minimum loan size of £500k and loans over £10m will be considered. The bridge-to-let product sits perfectly within Octopus Property’s lifecycle lending proposition, giving investors and developers the ability to refinance their completed schemes whilst giving them the option of either selling or retaining the properties. Both products also have the option for a 12-month ERC free period.

Its refurbishment product, increasingly popular at a time when parts of the UK housing market are cooling, covers most types of refurbishment, from light works through to full conversions. The product now offers some of the lowest rates in the market, 0.8% per month, as well as a maximum loan-to-value of 75% net on day one, 90% loan-to-cost and 70 loan-to-gross development value, supporting the increasing number of borrowers seeking alternative ways to achieve favorable returns on their property investment and development.

D’mitri Zaprzala, Head of Sales at Octopus Property, commented:

“We are committed to providing a range of products that reflect changing market demand and offer both existing and new borrowers even cleaner products, at increased levels of gearing and on more favourable rates. The real estate market continues to evolve, driven by both fiscal and regulatory changes as well as broader market uncertainty and we will continue to leverage the expertise and track record of the team here at Octopus to improve and innovate our offering.”

Key features of the new products include:

  • Bridge-to-let:
    • Rates from 6.99% per annum
    • Available on loans from £500,000
    • A maximum loan-to-value of 70%
    • An ERC free period of 12 months

 

  • Development exit:
    • Rates from 6.99% per annum
    • Available on loans from £500,000
    • A maximum loan-to-value of 70%
    • An ERC free period of 12 months
    • Cash able to be retained from sales of individual units

 

  • Refurbishment:
    • Rates from 0.8% per month
    • Maximum loan-to-value of 75% (net)
    • Maximum loan-to-cost 90%
    • Maximum loan-to-gross development value 70%

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 For journalists in their professional capacity only. Personal opinions may change and should not be seen as advice or a recommendation. We do not offer investment or tax advice. Issued by Octopus Property. Octopus Property is the trading name of Bridgeco Ltd (Reg No 6629989), Fern Trading Ltd (Reg No 6447318), Nino Ltd (Reg No 9015082), Octopus Property Lending Ltd (Reg No 7531926) and Octopus Co-Lend Ltd (Reg No 8913299), Registered Office: 33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT, registered in England and Wales and Dragonfly Finance S.ar.l. (Reg No B189290) Registered Office: Parc d’Activité Syrdall, 6 Rue Gabriel Lippmann, L-5365, Munsbach, Luxembourg registered in Luxembourg. Octopus Property Lending Ltd and Octopus Co-Lend Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Issued October 2018.