Harpenden BS is an intermediary-only lender operating across England and Wales, offering a range of family and specialist mortgage products for customers who are purchasing, remortgaging and capital raising.
Stephanie Charman, specialist lending relationship manager at Sesame and PMS (pictured), told Mortgage Solutions that the deals available via specialist lenders are now wide ranging, whether this is for the growing number of self-employed applicants, the changing buy-to-let landscape with limited company or portfolio lending, bridge-to-let, later life lending or customers who have had credit blips.
“For complex areas of specialist lending we have ensured our mortgage offering also provides our members with access to specialist distributors, where they can refer their customer, providing a solution for areas of the market where they may not be qualified, such as equity release.
“Advisers are recognising that specialist lending is becoming mainstream and are keen to expand their knowledge, and we are committed to supporting our members by offering a variety of educational touch points for these different product areas.
Education, education, education
She also added that in conjunction with the lender partners, Sesame is providing an ongoing training programme, including face-to-face training workshops and online webinars.
Ken Hale, head of lending at Harpenden BS, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Sesame Bankhall Group to offer our range of specialist lending products to their highly respected broker network.
“We believe we can provide a resolution to PMS and Sesame members for those complex applications. We look forward to the continuing development of this mutually beneficial relationship, which helps to underpin our commitment to extending the reach of our products and services to the broker community.”