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04/09/2020
ACCORD LAUNCHES LIMITED ISSUE 90% LTV RANGE EXCLUSIVELY VIA BROKERS

Accord Mortgages will step back into the first-time buyer 90% LTV market for two days only next week to help support brokers and their clients whilst ensuring it can continue to deliver a high standard of service.

The lender will be re-entering the market from 9am on Monday, 7 September until 8pm on Tuesday, 8 September.

Accord is offering two house purchase mortgages, which are available to first-time buyers* only via brokers:

  • A five-year fixed rate at 3.59% at 90% LTV with £495 product fee and free valuation. Available for loans up to £500,000.
  • A five-year fixed rate at 3.69% at 90% LTV with £495 product fee and free valuation. Available for loans between £500,001 and £600,000.

Jeremy Duncombe, Accord Mortgages Director of Intermediary Distribution, said:

We are keen to support the market and we understand the difficulties lack of supply at 90% LTV is causing for both brokers and their clients, with first-time buyers particularly affected.

However, with recent lender announcements and a lack of supply in the wider market for 90% LTV products, we fully expect extremely high levels of interest in these products.

We’re therefore limiting applications to a two-day window to enable us to deliver the high level of service brokers expect from Accord. We know that brokers appreciate clarity, honesty and certainty, particularly in these uncertain times and we believe they’ll appreciate the need for lenders to put in place innovative solutions to deliver on demand in this market.

By communicating our decision today (Friday), it gives brokers as much notice as possible to talk to clients ahead of Monday’s launch.

The volume of applications across all LTV tiers in recent weeks has meant we have increased capacity in our underwriting teams, with colleagues working incredibly hard to manage service levels and enable us to relaunch mortgages at 90% LTV.

In order to provide the best possible service, and to allow us to return to 90% lending as quickly as possible again in the future, we’d ask brokers to work closely with us by using the portal in our MSO system for case updates, checking our website for up-to-date service positions before contacting us, and spending an extra few minutes checking and packaging cases before submitting.
*At least one applicant must be a first-time buyer. Accord’s definition of a first-time buyer is someone who has never owned a property or held a mortgage before.

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