Mercantile Trust completes second charge buy-to-let loan in under two weeks

Mercantile Trust, the specialist bridging, and buy-to-let lender, has completed a £65,290 loan in under two weeks.

The case was introduced to Mercantile Trust by Norton Finance, who were looking for a solution for their customer, a landlord that was looking to capital raise to fund improvements to an investment property within their portfolio. 

The solution was a second charge buy-to-let loan, top slicing with the use of surplus income from the portfolio. 

Mercantile Trust Limited offered a £65,290 two-year fixed rate on a 300-month, interest-only term, with a loan to value (LTV) of 72.60%. The application benefited from free legals. Despite the case not being eligible for an AVM, Mercantile Trust was still able to complete the case in 11 working days.

Maeve Ward (pictured), director of commercial operations at Mercantile Trust, said: “Mercantile Trust is a lender which is always willing to listen to the applicant’s story. Brokers such as Norton who we have worked with repeatedly over the years also come to us knowing that we apply a common-sense approach to lending.

“In this case, we were able to help the borrower with their affordability requirements by utilising ‘top-slicing’ and therefore provide the funds required for their home improvements.

“As ever, Norton were very efficient and professional to deal with, which meant we could complete the case in just 11 days from start to finish.”