First-Time Buyers Not Forgotten by Kensington

Limetree Financial Services Limited

First-Time Buyers Not Forgotten by Kensington

Some good news at last for first-time buyers – Kensington has launched a range of deals with a more generous LTV.

LTV stands for loan-to-value ratio. In other words, it is the percentage of the cost of a property that a bank is prepared to lend you. For example, if a property costs £200,000 and a lender’s LTV is 75%, then they will lend you no more than £150,000.

Kensington’s new range of deals for first time buyers includes mortgages with high LTVs of up to 85%. Before, they would offer no more than 80%.

For example, the mortgage lender is offering a two-year fixed rate mortgage at 5.69% with the maximum 85% LTV. The fee for this loan is £699.

Kensington claims to make lending decisions based on each individual customer, not just their credit score, because first-time buyers may not have an extensive credit history from handling loans in the past.

It is good to see a lender remembering those at the first rung of the ladder. And the increased loan to value shows growing confidence in the market and an increased desire to lend – a move in the right direction.

Kensington is an intermediary only lender. Talk to us at Limetree if you would like to know more about their products.

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