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Blend Network funds largest ever project

Peer-to-peer specialist lender Blend Network has funded its largest ever project to date, a £5.6m gross development value (GDV) project in Dorset.


Blend Network agreed a 23-month £3.5m total net lending facility to facilitate the development of a property into 15 apartments in Ferndown, Dorset.

The proposed development comprises 13 two-bedroom and two one-bedroom apartments.

According to the lender, the first tranche of this facility (£1.1m) was funded in less than one minute.

Paul Watson, head of origination at Blend Network, said: “As lenders, we work with a variety of property developers and we always hear from our borrowers that there is not a shortage of opportunities available yet what often delays or frustrates deals is the constrained nature of many lenders in the market.

“So, we were delighted to fund this project – our largest to date – in less than one minute. This is less time it takes for most lenders to pick up the phone!

“We enjoyed working with the borrower, an experienced property developer, to create a finance package that was right for him and that took into account the true requirements in the development process.

“The lending team at Blend Network prides itself with being a team of property experts who speak the property developer’s language and can understand their needs and requirements.”

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, chief strategy officer at Blend Network, added: “At a time when many lenders have constrained their lending criteria or stopped lending all together due to COVID-19, we are delighted to keep actively lending and providing much-needed funding to property developers who are out there hunting for deals to take advantage of this market.

“I am particularly proud that Blend Network has established itself as a leading tech-powered development finance lender.

“The Blend Network name has become synonym with professionalism, transparency, tech-powered efficiency and great quality customer service.”

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