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Improvements to buy to let range from UCB Home Loans

Nationwide specialist lender UCB Home Loans is increasing maximum loan amounts and reducing loan to value limits for its buy to let products to meet demand for larger buy to let loans.

The maximum loan is now £400,000 for a mortgage up to 75 per cent loan to value and £300,000 on a mortgage up to 80 per cent.

UCB Home Loans is also offering a two year rate fixed at 6.49 per cent and a five year fixed at 6.89 per cent.

UCB Home Loans managing director Charles Reed says: “These improvements are designed to meet the needs of borrowers in today&#39s growing buy to let market.”


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