The lender has made several changes to its practices including a tougher stress rate and loan-to-income (LTI) criteria.
Mortgage Solutions understands that Shawbrook will no longer accept Agreed Notice cases – it had been one of the few lenders to do so.
The changes are:
- Implementation of a 3% stress rate to both the first mortgage and second charge payments
- Shawbrook One and Shawbrook Two have been removed from its product offering
- No longer accepting Agreed Notice cases
- No longer considering referrals where the LTI is over six times
Shawbrook declined to comment about the changes being made.