The change takes effect from Monday 13 February.
Brad Fordham, managing director of Santander for Intermediaries, said: “The work the intermediary market does is invaluable. We understand the amount of work that goes into new business cases, irrespective of the size of the customer’s mortgage and the introduction of a minimum procuration fee is recognition of this.”
The bank said it is ‘committed to the intermediary market’ and this latest change follows the announcement to begin paying brokers a procuration fee of 0.2% on retention business.
The roll-out of these payments across networks and mortgage clubs will start from 1 March and be fully in place by the 1st July 2017.
The bank also rolled out its lowest ever fixed rate mortgage product – a 60% loan to value (LTV), 18 month fixed 0.99% with a £1499 product fee, giving customers a very competitive short term borrowing option. In addition, Santander has added a £250 cashback to its lowest ever 60 per cent five-year fixed rate at 1.89 per cent with £999 product fee, available on purchase and remortgage.
The proc fee move will make a big difference to broker incomes in the north of England, said one network boss.
Barclays raised its buy-to-let mortgage proc fee a further 0.05% last week in a bid to ‘recognise the additional work involved in sourcing, advising and completing a buy to let mortgage.’