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Charcol launches buy-to-let lifetime tracker

Charcol has launched a buy-to-let lifetime tracker mortgage pegged at 0.85% above base rate – giving a current pay rate of 4.85%.

The mortgage is available up to 75% LTV and offers 0.5% cashback to help buy-to-let investors with purchase or remortgage costs.

Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at Charcol, says: “This deal offers superb value for buy-to-let investors who don&#39t need to borrow more than 75% of the property value. In addition, because the pay rate is used to calculate rental cover this deal will be available to many borrowers who may not be able to meet other lenders&#39 rental cover requirements.”


Martin Hamblin GfK to reveal findings of consumer confidence survey

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CHL sets out to woo self-cert customers

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A&L streamlines online application system

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BDS Mortgage Group unveils high net worth tracker deals

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Lifetime Isa – how it works

According to George Osborne “people like Isas – because they’re simple”. Fiona Tait is not convinced… Contributions & bonuses What he said: “From April 2017, anyone under the age of 40 will be able to open a Lifetime Isa and save up to £4,000 each year. And for every £4 you save, the Government will […]


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