DFT Opinion Piece: Do headline interest rates tell the full story?

The words quoted on development lender websites read “fast, flexible, innovative, competitive, experienced, low cost” and indeed our own website here at Maslow Capital quotes words such as “transparent and consistent”.

Of course, the headline rate for a development loan facility is one of the key factors in determining which set of terms a developer should pursue, however, borrowers should appreciate that this is the beginning of a long relationship which will develop over the course of the project and which will most likely hit one or two bumps along the way, hence why several other factors should be considered.

 

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