LendInvest has launched a new process for development finance borrowers to move easily between products.
The Product Transition process allows existing borrowers to transfer between specialised loans that are tailored to support them at each stage in their development project.
Whichever way a borrower needs to transition from one loan type to another, whether it’s from Pre-Construction Finance to Refurbishment Finance, or Development Finance to a Development Exit loan, LendInvest’s specially-developed product transition process aims to ensure that all of the borrower’s funding requirements are met while cutting back the cost, complication and time consumption usually associated with refinancing.
Borrowers that transfer from one development finance product to another with LendInvest will experience and benefit from the support and help of exactly the same team they dealt with when they originally applied for their first loan. They will speak directly to the same relationship manager, as well as liaise with the same lawyers and professional team.
The borrower will also benefit from a shorter application form, reduced underwriting on their subsequent loans and the use of an internal quantity surveyor, LendInvest claims.
Ian Thomas, co-founder & chief investment officer at LendInvest, said: “As a modern mortgage lender, we are continually thinking and devising new innovations that transform for the better how our developers can access the finance they need and move as smoothly as possible through the loan process. It is not just a matter of knowing what the borrower needs now, but also confidently anticipating what they will need in the coming months – and even years – that follow.”
Steve Larkin (pictured), director of development, added: “In building this fluid transition process, which exists nowhere else in the market, we ensure that we have even more flexibility to consistently deliver the best service whilst passing on savings in time and money to the borrower.”