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Unity launches new residential range

Unity Homeloans has launched a new residential range.

The new light to medium sub-prime range now allows for County Court judgements up to 7,500.

It has also introduced 90% LTV on light adverse, and maximum LTVs of 1m on self-cert and 1.5m on full status.

Unity is now offering 5.69% on the two-year fixed rate and there are also new three-year fixed rate options on all product categories.

Ian Nelson, chief executive of Unity Homeloans, says: Unity is committed to offering innovative and market leading products and we are constantly updating our product ranges in consultation with our packaging partners and their brokers.

We aim to give brokers as wide a range as possible with products specifically geared towards the individual customer.

“With individual underwriting and no credit scoring and uncapped proc and packaging fees, its a range that brokers will struggle to beat.


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