Octane Capital has completed the £1.1m refinance of a complex buy-to-let portfolio comprising four properties in East London and Essex.
The deal, which was at 65% loan-to-value, was made more difficult due to the borrower’s poor credit score and inability to evidence all rental income.
Mark Posniak, managing director, Octane Capital, said: “This was a classic example of how a specialist lender that is prepared to dig deep and get to the bottom of a person’s circumstances can take a view and provide finance.
“Yes, this borrower had some issues but we were comfortable with the underlying assets and their ultimate goal to get their finances in shape and refinance away to a term lender in a couple of years’ time.
“Loans that other lenders would give a wide berth to are generally our bread and butter.”
Two of the properties secured on were ex-Local Authority and the borrower was required to provide a personal guarantee because a debenture was not achievable.
To save the client time and money, Octane used a retype of valuations that had been carried out for another lender.
The borrower’s plans to remortgage with a high street lender in two years’ time once their credit profile and the tenancies have improved.