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Rent, buy, beg, borrow?

A recent radio advert for one of the UK’s largest banks promised to turn ‘Generation Rent’ back into ‘Generation Buy’ with its mortgage products. A phrase first coined by David Cameron back in 2015 at the Conservative Party Conference, this seems, on paper at least, an assailable aim, given that mortgage rates have fallen to … Continued

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Rebecca Shafran

Development finance in uncertain times

We are in a period of economic uncertainty and the path ahead is unclear with implications for all business sectors. At the forefront, the housing market continues to be in the spotlight; as a development finance company, understanding how the lending environment is changing tops the priority list. When Maslow Capital was founded, we were … Continued

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Rebecca Shafran

NEWS: Maslow launches Senior Debt Product

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new senior debt offering with rates from 5.65% above 3 month LIBOR. The senior debt product is available for loans from £2.5m – £100m and up to 80% loan to cost, subject to 60% loan to GDV. Developers will be able to select from a wider product set, with … Continued

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Ellis Sher

Market slowdown, not breakdown

There is no denying that activity in the UK housing market has been weak over the last 12-months. The latest data from both the Council for Mortgage Lenders (CML) and the RICS highlighted subdued buyer activity, low transaction volumes and flat new buyer inquiries. Whilst the current lull in activity should not be dismissed, examining … Continued

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Rebecca Shafran

Our 2017 Spring Budget round-up

Overall the Spring budget last week was rather lacklustre and surprisingly there was absolutely no mention of the housing sector. In particular, there was no statement of any changes to stamp duty, which many were hoping would be reduced to ease the burden for home buyers. Some of the key points we noted were: The … Continued

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Rebecca Shafran