Harpenden join TMA Club’s lender panel

TMA Club has recently announced that it is welcoming Harpenden Building Society onto its lender panel as part of its continuing growth strategy. TMA members will have immediate access to Harpenden’s range of mortgage products which cater for those in different types of employment or with many income sources to consider.

Additional key benefits for TMA advisers include:

  • Lending available for customers that are employed, self-employed, retired or contractors
  • Lending available on self-build properties – including those using modern methods of construction, residential properties – including listed buildings and thatched development properties, holiday lets, holiday homes and residential bridging
  • An individually assessed, common-sense approach
  • Manual underwriting process, no credit score involved
  • Provide good judgement and sound lending practice
  • Many types of income considered during the affordability assessment, including salary, bonus and commission, self-employed income, rental income, pension and investment or trust income.
  • An agreement to a loan in principle within 48 hours

Rob McCoy, Senior Product & Business Manager at TMA, said: “To bring Harpenden onboard is a huge delight as we endeavour to provide the best range of products to our members. Ensuring advisers stay ahead of the curve, particularly within a market that’s constantly evolving, is our top priority and with Harpenden, more of our members will be able to access lending for those all-important specialist customers. As more and more customers look for specialist lending, partnerships like this will allow us to support our members with a wider range of solutions to help these types of borrowers and, ultimately, strengthen their business in the long-run.”

Ken Hale, Head of Lending at Harpenden Building Society, added: “Specialist mortgages are a product whose time has come, with growing pools of borrowers needing tailored lending solutions. Partnering with TMA is a natural extension of our proposition as we look to support more advisers wanting to incorporate a common-sense approach to lending within their business, and we look forward to working with the Club to help more end-customers realise their home ownership goals.”