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Irish Permanent ups maximum loans for self-certs

Irish Permanent has increased its maximum loan threshold for self-certification home loans to £500,000 from £350,000 to give the self-employed the chance to buy a more expensive property.

It has also increased its procuration fee for introducers to 0.85 per cent from 0.5 per cent.

It will lend up to 90 per cent loan to value to second time buyers and 85 per cent to first-time purchasers.

There is a cap of £200,000 for first-time buyers.

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