finova Payment and Mortgage Services welcomes esbs to growing lender panel

Natalie McNamara
December 7, 2023
December 5, 2023

finova Payment and Mortgage Services today announces a new partnership with esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, further expanding its portfolio of lending products available to finova’s directly authorised (DA) broker club.

Through this partnership, finova’s brokers will have access to one of the longest-established building societies in the UK. esbs aims to help individuals and families achieve their financial goals with a ‘common sense’ approach to lending, assessing applications individually on their own merits rather than by predetermined criteria.

finova’s 450+ brokers will benefit from access to mortgages suiting a wide range of individual scenarios across England and Wales, allowing lending for self-builds, first-time buyers, later life and agricultural tied properties.

esbs’ current product range includes 5-year discount rates up to 95% LTV. The building society will also consider applications with up to four applicants, where income from each of the applicants can be considered as part of their affordability assessment.

esbs joins finova Payment and Mortgage Services’ fast-growing panel of over 85 lenders, offering products from standard mortgages to specialist and niche lending solutions, including residential, buy-to-let, second charge, commercial and development, and equity release.  

Sasha Sprake, Head of Business Development at finova Connect, commented:

“We’re excited to enhance the range of lenders available to our broker network through the welcome addition of esbs.  

“With mortgage rates starting to stabilise, we’re beginning to see some borrowers resume their purchase plans and we’re confident that our intermediary members will be able to further support these customers through access to esbs’ varied offering.”  

Richard Carson, Business Development & Marketing Manager at esbs, said:

“At esbs, our common-sense philosophy is simple: we assess every case on its own merits, and we always put the customer first. To that end, we are proud to partner with finova, who share our commitment to supporting both borrowers and intermediaries in today’s evolving market.”  

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