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Link Asset Services are launching the survey for their second Market Trends Analysis report.
The annual report, which will be the second published by Asset Services aims to document the key trends and issues facing the UK real estate finance market. The survey, which is aimed at lenders in the UK consists of a series of questions on lending trends, appetite, intentions and projections for the year ahead.

Key findings of the 2017 report included:

  • Hugely diverse lender pool with 12 distinct lender categories
  • Stability in pricing and leverage forecast to continue with increasing loan origination volumes
  • Long term borrowing is well priced at the moment but fewer lenders are able to provide it and income covenant requirements on such debt are high
  • A divergence in pricing between lender categories means there is more of a relative value consideration for borrowers to make
  • Almost everything is financeable – black spots of availability exist where two or more negative deal aspects combine (e.g. undesirable sector plus weak location)
  • Allowing a longer time to complete a financing can result in superior pricing

Very little macro nervousness - Lenders have broad ambitions to increase loan volumes as well as manpower

The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and the Real Estate Finance team would be very grateful for your contribution. The survey is available here and closes on the 31st January 2017.

Interested in reading our previous report? You can find a copy here.

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