Landbay and HTB join lender panels




Landbay and Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) have joined the lending panels of F4B Network and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA), respectively.

Landbay

Landbay has been added to F4B Network’s lending panel.

This partnership will provide network members with access to Landbay’s BTL proposition – including its recently launched green mortgage range — and direct access to tailored underwriting support and instant DiPs.

F4B is continuing to bolster its lending panel, which consists of BTL, specialist, short-term and mainstream finance funders, as well as protection and GI providers.

The network also offers full compliance support and a tech package consisting of features, such as remote file checking, CRM system, research tools and a comprehensive PI insurance package.

Steve Swyny, commercial director at F4B Network, said: “The importance of the specialist BTL sector, and the benefits attached to using lenders, such as Landbay, has become all too evident for advisers in recent times as the levels of business generated by portfolio landlords continues to dominate the BTL marketplace.

“The Landbay team possess in-depth BTL knowledge, combined with a technology-enabled approach to lending and tailored underwriting service which equips it to take on these complex cases. 

“This focused approach on the more professional end of the landlord spectrum will certainly capture the attention of our adviser community and inspire them to write greater volumes of complex BTL business.”

Joela Jenvey, head of national accounts at Landbay, added: “Here at Landbay, our BDMs and underwriters are always on hand to work closely with brokers and find ways to accommodate complex BTL cases. 

“We look forward to working with F4B Network, ARs and brokers via the packager route. 

“With all the regulatory and tax changes in recent years, the BTL market often requires an expert eye to package some of the more complex cases.”

HTB

HTB has joined IMLA.  

This addition means IMLA has a combined total of 58 full and associate members, which spans banks, building societies, non-bank lenders and mortgage service providers.

HTB’s new deputy managing director, Louisa Sedgwick, will be the bank’s appointed IMLA representative.

Louisa was formerly the chair of the association, having stepped down earlier this year before joining HTB. 

Kate Davies, executive director at IMLA, said: “IMLA has long been the voice of a diverse community of lenders and we’re keen to welcome HTB as our latest member. 

“We look forward to hearing its views on a range of industry issues and the association will no doubt benefit from the bank’s rich knowledge of the specialist lending market. 

“Louisa was previously an active member of IMLA and we’re very pleased to see her return; we look forward to welcoming Louisa and the team to our upcoming engagements.”

Louisa commented: “At HTB, we recognise the value IMLA brings to its members and the wider mortgage market.

“It will be great to be involved going forward as we build out our new mortgage strategy.”

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