15 months of continued growth.

The second charge mortgage market continues to grow with the value of new business reaching £116 million in November 2019, figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show.

This is a rise of 17% from November 2018 with the number of new agreements rising by 14% to 2,594.

In the 12 months to November 2019 new business totalled £1.238 billion, 16% up on the same period the year before while new agreement numbers were up 19% to 27,747.

The second charge mortgage market reported a fifteenth consecutive month of double-digit new business volumes growth in November. The average value of second charge mortgages in November grew by 3% compared with the same month in 2018 to £44,530.

Buy-to-let landlords

Landlords beginning to utilise this method of raising capital which just did not happen in the past. Landlords with good equity within their properties have seen this route of raising capital as quick and very uncomplicated.

Lenders have seen the potential growth in this area, and they have responded very well, offering a good range of flexible loan deals on Buy-to-let properties. Two or three years ago there was only a small choice, plus the rates were a lot higher.

In the years gone by if a homeowner or landlord wanted to raise capital from the equity within their home brokers invariably recommended a re-mortgage. This situation is changing as all parties become more aware of the advantages of a second charge loan has to offer.

If you are looking to release funds tied up within your property it is strongly recommended to explore this type of loan as you could save a good deal of money, especially on legal fees.

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