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Saffron BS Update

Here is the latest update from the Saffron Building Society.  For details see their latest product information here.   Lending criteria details are available here. Remember, you can access these products through our direct to lender mortgage club to get the benefits of payment on completion as well as out specialist mortgage support. 

Saffron Announcement

Please see below details of the mortgage changes due to take effect on Wednesday (27 Jan):

  • First Time Buyer – removing the arrangement fee and extending the end date
  • Owner Occupied – adding a 90% LTV band
  • BTL – reducing the rate, reducing the fee and extending the end date
  • Limited Company BTL – relaunching to the market

First Time Buyer (changes from current products highlighted in red) 

These replace DR0802 and DR0803, which are being withdrawn.

  •   Available to existing home owners only

  • DR0800 is being withdrawn.

BTL criteria is as per current product.

 Limited Company BTL criteria:

  • ICR:

o   2 Year Fix: Rental cover 125% of either pay rate + 2% or 5.5%, whichever is higher

o   5 Year Fix: Rental cover 125% of pay rate

o   Debt for debt re-mortgage cases: Rental Cover on 125% of pay rate. Fees may be added to the loan

  • Property must be let on an AST
  • Rental assessment is based on occupation by 1 family on an unfurnished let
  • No adverse accepted
  • Regulated or Consumer buy to let not accepted
  • HMO not accepted
  • For portfolio landlords the maximum LTV INCLUDING fees is 75%
  • Minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • Limited Companies registered in the UK only
  • No time limit as to how long registered i.e. new SPV’s allowed
  • Company must be set up with the principal activity of buying and holding residential investment property and used for that purpose only – no other trading purposes permitted.
  • Certificate of Incorporation to be provided
  • Latest set of accounts to be provided (where the company has been set up for more than 18 months)
  • All Shareholders in the Company must be named as Directors
  • Personal Guarantees for total borrowing (plus accrued interest & costs) taken from all Directors
  • Any proposed changes to Directors during life of mortgage must be subject to our approval
  • Maximum of 4 Directors – individual credit checks will be undertaken
  • Details of all properties each Director has an ownership in (either in own name or a business name) must be provided.


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