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If you want to talk to us, please use one of the numbers below:

For new business enquires:

Holly Andrews: 01799 582885

AToM, Intrinsic, Knight Frank Finance, Private Finance, TBMC, TenetLime, Vantage

email: holly.andrews@saffronbs.co.uk

Debby Tedder: 01799 582925

L&G, L&G Mortgage Club and all affiliated firms, PMS Club, Sesame

email: deborah.tedder@saffronbs.co.uk

Lewis Wheeler: 01799 582894

Brightstar,Complete, 3mc, Mortgage Intelligence, Next Intelligence, Platinum Options

email: lewis.wheeler@saffronbs.co.uk

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Mortgage Team: 01799 582966

email: mortgage.processing@saffronbs.co.uk

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Emma Hall: 01799 582966 option 2
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Essex CB10 1HX.
Telephone: 01799 522211


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Development Finance

Property development finance is for experienced property developers who will sell on to others for profitable gain, the properties they construct.

Self-build mortgages are aimed at individuals building or converting property that they will subsequently occupy themselves. For information on our Self Build mortgages please click here.

Smaller builders and property developers have an important part to play in helping to build between 225,000 and 275,000 homes each year, if the UK is to keep up with consumer demand for new housing.

However, in research conducted by the NHBC in 2014, 22% of builders and property developers said that obtaining finance was a major problem. When asked to explain the issues, 50% said banks were reluctant to lend to small builders, 30% said it took too long to obtain mortgage finance and 25% said banks didn’t understand their business. A damning indictment.

A like-minded approach

At Saffron Building Society, we’re different. We have a specialist property development finance team who understand the needs of small builders and property developers and are able to take a more personal approach to the way we do business.

Helping you get your development project off the ground

If you’re seeking finance to fund a property development project, we may well be able to help.

We assess each and every proposal on its own merits and don’t have off-the-shelf finance solutions, preferring instead to create a bespoke package that meets the exact requirements of our customers.

The developments we can finance

Here’s an overview of the type of developments in which we’re interested:

  • We’re happy to talk to experienced property developers or individuals with experience of the property development market, who have planning consent for a development project.
  • We’ll lend on residential new build, refurbishment or property conversion projects based in England or Wales (we don’t lend in Scotland).
  • We are particularly keen to hear about projects in our own heartland: East Anglia, London and the South East.
  • We’ll lend on single properties or multi-unit developments.
  • We typically provide funding of between £500,000 and £3million, but can be flexible.
  • We will lend up to 75% of the costs or 65% of the gross development value, whichever is the lower.
  • We will provide finance for the purchase of land as well as the construction costs.
  • We’ll offer flexible terms to suit your requirements and funding can be drawn-down in stages throughout the term of the project.
  • Rates are agreed on a deal by deal basis.

Want to talk?

If you want to talk about funding for a development project, then please contact us on 07824 095807 or email Development.Finance@saffronbs.co.uk. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and explain how Saffron Building Society may be able to help.

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Further information for property developers

A series of short blogs which provide background information around a range of technical issues such as Section 106 agreements, brownfield site development and issues relating to planning gain.

Section 106 and CIL explainedPermitted Development Rights Explained

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