Hampden & Co launches self-build mortgages in response to client demand

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Hampden & Co has launched self-build mortgages for clients who are acquiring land and building a new residential home, or who are significantly refurbishing an existing home. Loans for self-build projects are available from a minimum of £750,000 to a maximum of £4 million. Hampden & Co, which operates across the UK from offices in London and Edinburgh, can lend up to 50 per cent of the purchase cost or value of the land, or up to 70 per cent of the combined value of the land and build.

According to a report by AMA Research, self-build completions for 2019-2020 were estimated to account for around 12% of total housing output, with those people in the 50-60 age group the most active in the market, which is largely attributed to financial or asset wealth. Self-build mortgages are one of the fastest-growing segments of the UK mortgage market and are forecast to grow in the next few years.

Duncan Buchanan, Banking Director at Hampden & Co, said: “We help clients throughout the process of building their own homes, not only by providing the necessary finance but by working closely with the client and other specialists to help ensure the success of the project. It’s consistent with our overall approach at the bank that we go the extra mile for our clients.”

Hampden & Co specialises in supporting high-net-worth and affluent clients, many of whom have complex finances and who can fall outside the algorithm-driven lending approach of the mainstream banks. In September, the bank launched a retirement interest-only mortgage aimed at people managing their inheritance tax liabilities or who want to raise finance without disturbing other assets.

Notes to Editors

Hampden & Co is a private bank that provides bespoke borrowing, deposit accounts and day-to-day banking for personal and professional clients.

Based in London and Edinburgh, Hampden & Co serves clients across the UK.

The bank opened in 2015 and was the first new independently owned private bank in the UK for thirty years.

Hampden & Co provides a highly personal form of banking: approachable, accessible expertise delivered through loyal, long-lasting client relationships.