Mortgages for Business

MFB for Intermediaries

Deal Placement Service

Buy to let? Commercial? Bridging? Property development finance? If you don’t have the time, the experience or the access, let us place your deals for you! Our solutions will make you and your customers happy. We promise you’ll get a better experience placing deals with us!

We’ll find the best solution for your client, prepare it, and then submit it to the lender on your behalf.

Use our Deal Placement service when you need more than just packaging! We work with you, the lender and associated third parties, leaving you to work with your client. We have the contacts, the negotiating skills and the determination to get the deal done.

We've been working with intermediaries for more than 15 years and we have an incredible amount of experience and expertise. We are whole of market so we can work with any lender to get the right solution for your client. In particular, we are master brokers and specialist distributors for several of the industry’s specialist property lenders including:

  • Aldermore Bank
  • Amicus Commercial Mortgages
  • InterBay Commercial
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • Hampshire Trust Bank

What deals?

We can help with commercial mortgages for both investors and owner-occupiers, complex buy to let, bridging and property development finance. We are particularly good at choosing the right lender and negotiating:

Commercial Mortgages

  • Mixed use properties
  • Retail, office, leisure & industrial sectors
  • Care homes & holiday lets
  • Pension borrowing (SIPP/SSAS)
  • Short & complicated leases
  • Finance against bricks & mortar or goodwill value

Complex Buy to Let

  • SPVs, LLPs & trading Ltd company applications
  • HMOs, multi-units, flats above commercial
  • Portfolios and large loans
  • Directors’ & inter-company loans
  • Related transactions
  • Landlords with multiple income streams & borrowing structures

Bridging & Property Development Finance

  • Ground-up developments
  • Conversions & refurbishment projects
  • 100% of build costs
  • Rolled up interest
  • Auction purchases
  • Land without planning permission
  • Lower value refurbishments & builds (sub £500k)


Procuration Fees / Commission Payments

Your Proc Fee
We will share the lender procuration fee with you 50/50. And we pay you promptly too! Following payment from the lender to Mortgages for Business, your share of the procuration fee will be processed on the following Wednesday.


Deal Placement Fees

We do not contact your client. That’s for you to do! Your client remains your client unless you choose and agree otherwise in advance.   

Our Admin Fee
We charge your client an administration fee of £597 which is payable on acceptance of indicative terms.


How our Deal Placement process works

We work with you, the lender and associated third parties, leaving you to work with your client.

  1. You contact us with your enquiry
    Call the Broker Desk on 0845 148 9238 or the one of us directly.
    Email us or one of us directly.

    At the same time, if you have not placed any business with us before, it is essential that you register with us to ensure we can process the case and pay you in a timely manner. You can save time by registering with us now, so that you’ll be ready to go when your client needs you. 

  2. We select a lender and finance option
    Your enquiry is assessed by one of our specialist consultants who selects the most suitable lender and type of finance for the deal.

    Within 24 hours of receiving your enquiry – usually sooner - we will send you indicative terms for the most suitable financial option. Cases which are outside standard criteria will need to be referred to the lender for approval. In these instances, the timescales may be longer but our consultants will keep you informed of progress. Then we discuss our recommendation with you.

  3. Indicative terms include:
    a. Pricing
    b. Fees payable by the client
    c. General lending criteria
    d. Application form
    e. A checklist of the documents required

  4. You send the indicative terms to your client
    As soon as you receive the indicative terms from us you should send them on to your client and discuss it with them. If they are happy with the terms, ask them to complete the application form and return it to you with all the documents on the checklist (we’ll send you this with the indicative terms).

    At this point, you should check that your client has correctly completed the application form and provided all the requested supporting documentation. If it is not complete, you'll need to work with your client to ensure that all the information is correctly assembled before sending it on to us. If this raises any issues or concerns, do talk to us before sending back the paperwork so that we can help you iron out any problems.

    Lenders will not process applications that are incomplete or missing supporting documentation. 

  5. We prepare a supporting proposal and submit the application
    From this point you will be able to track the case using our online tracking facility. If you don't already have login details, do get in touch (0345 148 9238) so that we can set you up with an account (registered brokers only).

  6. The lender reviews the application
    On submission of the case, the lender carries out the necessary credit checks on the applicants and if these are passed, an underwriter reviews and assesses the application. If everything is in order, the lender will make a decision within three working days.If the applicant/s does not pass the credit check the underwriter will let us know and we will work with you to see if anything can be done to change the situation.

  7. The lender makes a decision
    As long as everything is in order the lender will make its decision within three working days from submission. A decision takes one of three forms:

    I. Accepted:
    If the lender accepts the case, it issues us with a Facility Letter (sometimes known as Heads of Terms) which outlines the offer, terms and conditions and next steps. At this point, the valuation is instructed, and we will require the valuation fee to be paid by the client before proceeding, (although exceptions apply in some instances).

    II. Further information required:
    Sometimes a lender will require additional information in order to make a proper decision. If this happens, we will work with you to make sure you can get the necessary information from your client. Once the information has been submitted to the lender, we usually have to wait a further three working days for a decision from the lender.

    III. Declined:
    In the event that the lender declines the case, our consultant will try to find out the reasons why and then re-evaluate the application. Do bear in mind, that for data protection reasons, it’s not always possible for the lender to tell us why they have declined a case. However, when we can ascertain the reason, if appropriate, we will provide you with an alternative finance option for your client and send you the corresponding indicative terms.

  8. We manage the case through to completion
    Once the case is accepted by the lender and we have received a Facility Letter, we hand over the case to a dedicated case manager who becomes your main point of contact for all updates. The case manager will support you for the rest of the process, from the valuation through to receiving a formal mortgage offer and ensuring the case completes as quickly as possible. Having said that, we always keep an eye on the case and are available to chat if you need us.


What to do next

If you still have some unanswered questions, do give the Broker Desk 0345 148 9238 a call. You must be registered with us to transact with us, so if you haven’t already done so, REGISTER NOW. Simply fill in the form and email it back to us. We’ll then carry out the necessary checks and set you up on our systems. We’ll then be in touch to confirm your registration and walk you through MyMFB our online case tracking service..


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