Pepper Money allows 'consent to follow' on second charge mortgages

Launch of Consent to Follow expected to accelerate the application process

Pepper Money allows 'consent to follow' on second charge mortgages

Specialist lender Pepper Money has announced that it can now issue a mortgage offer when consent from the first charge lender is the only outstanding item ,with the introduction of Consent to Follow on its second charge mortgages.

The lender said the launch of Consent to Follow would further accelerate the application process, reducing the time it took to issue a second charge mortgage offer.

Pepper Money will now be able to issue a mortgage offer, when consent from the following lenders is the only outstanding item: NatWest, Barclays, Santander, HSBC, Lloyds, Nationwide, Pepper Money, Halifax, Kensington Mortgage Company, Leeds Building Society, Clydesdale Bank, Co-operative Bank, and Yorkshire Building Society.

Pepper Money said the customer’s funds would be released once the consent and deed had been provided.

“In the current environment, with so many customers opting for a product transfer over a remortgage, second charge mortgages provide an excellent way to release capital from their home and allow brokers to offer their customers an alternative solution,” commented Ryan McGrath (pictured), second charge sales director at Pepper Money.

“We’ve reduced the rates on our second charge mortgages. Our broker partners and their customers will now benefit from even faster turnaround times. This enhancement will speed up the application journey with the launch of Consent to Follow.

“This also means brokers will have greater certainty earlier in the process, which will reassure their customers, enabling them to raise the funds they need to achieve their financial goals.”

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