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Virgin Money Intermediaries announce lending criteria changes


Virgin Money Intermediaries today announced a range of changes to its lending criteria.

Loan to income multiples for customers who earn more than £100,000 per annum and those with properties over £500,000 have been increased to up to x5.

In addition, customers no longer need to provide a P60 to support non-variable income as only the last two monthly payslips will be required to evidence income.

It has also made improvements to its property criteria. Restrictions have been removed for properties over or adjacent to commercial premises* and on flats outside of London with more than 10 storeys**. In addition, seven storeys are now allowed for ex-local authority flats.

Virgin Money Intermediaries also announced it has improved its new build cash incentive policy and it will now accept cash incentives of up to 1% of the property value (max £5,000) for loans above 85% LTV.

Sarah Green, Head of Virgin Money Intermediaries, said:
“We want to help more of our intermediary partners’ clients find their perfect home or a better mortgage deal and we hope the changes we’ve announced today demonstrate our commitment both to brokers and to their clients.”

*As long as the commercial premises are not categorised as food and drink, drinking establishments, hot food and takeaway, general industrial use, storage or distribution.
**Maximum LTV 80%

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