Mortgage Intelligence has reduced the rental calculation on a three-year fixed rate buy-to-let product from Mortgage Express from 130% to 125%.The MEX buy-to-let product has a fixed rate of 5.34% until June 30 2009. It features a 1% completion fee which can be added to the loan and an early repayment charge set at 5% until June 30 2009. For fixed rates of five years and above, rental calculation is now 120% of the monthly mortgage payment, down from 125%. MI members can also access a semi-exclusive 4.84% three-year discount buy-to-let product with 1.41% discount off Bank of England base rate plus 1.75%. There is a 1.50% completion fee that can be added with the ERC set at 5% for three years. Sally Laker, managing director of MI, says: “I am anticipating that these changes will be well received by brokers as fixed rates have spiralled recently. “And lower ren-tal income calculations should make the products more accessible and even more appealing.” Mark Collar, key account manager at MEX, says: “This reduction in our rental income requirements shows our commitment to the buy-to-let market and to providing products that meet the needs of our customers.” John Burnard, principal at New Life Financial Planning, says: “There is a lot of competition across the buy-to-let sector and MI is in line with the rest of the market. “It is bringing these rates down and changing criteria in an attempt to get a bigger share of the market.”
New Build Inspections has launched a portal for Home Information Packs.
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The Financial Services Authority has appointed Mark Rothery as chairman of the Smaller Businesses Practitioner Panel. He succeeds Ruthven Gemmell who will stand down and assume the role of deputy chairman for one year.
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