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Pluto Finance advances £150m of new loans in Q2

Pluto Finance has closed £150m of new loans since it announced its target of £600m in new lending for 2021.


In March, following the repayment of £300m from its loan book and a new capital injection, the specialist property lender put a target in place for a total of £600m of new lending for the remainder of 2021.

In one of its largest loans this year, Pluto Finance completed a £50m Stretch Senior Development Loan, including site acquisition, for a residential scheme in West Hampstead, London.

The lender has also completed a £42m bridge finance for a large site in Walthamstow, allowing the borrower time to secure forward funding and cashflow initial construction works for development.

Three Development Exit Bridge loans have been provided, totalling £20m, across the South East, allowing the borrowers more time to sell the completed units.

Another bridge loan on a partially let office building in Weybridge, of £9m has been completed to enable the borrower to seek full vacant possession to develop the site.

Finally, two further Stretch Senior loans have completed, totalling £29m, including a £26m refinancing in Godalming to fund 128 new units after the borrower obtained additional planning permission for the site.

Justin Faiz, partner at Pluto Finance, said: “With the continued backing of our top-tier investors, we are continuing to push forward at full speed, with a number of other deals in the immediate pipeline and are well on our way to meeting our target of £600m in new lending this year.”

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