Dragonfly has edged up the risk curve by raising its maximum acceptable loan-to-cost on development finance from 80% to 85%, writes Sarah Davidson.
Dragonfly Property Finance, part of the Octopus group, launched two new stretch senior products are now available at a maximum LTC of 85% (excluding stamp duty and interest), an increase from the previous limit of 80% LTC.
The maximum loan-to-gross-development-value is 70% including interest.
Both products have a 2% arrangement fee and an exit fee of 2%, charged against the facility.
Interest is charged at 11% per annum (added to the loan) and the minimum term is just one month (the maximum term, 36 months). The maximum loan size is £40m.
Mark Posniak, head of sales and marketing at Dragonfly Property Finance, said: “The upgrade of our stretch senior products is all about giving developers increased flexibility and financial firepower.
“Since they require smaller capital contributions, these products materially boost cash flow and make developers a lot more agile. Stretch Senior loans also bring simplicity to projects, as brokers and their clients only have to deal with one lender, one set of legals and can avoid complex inter-creditor agreements altogether.
“There’s no need to scour around the market for the mezzanine tranche: it can all be done under the same roof. Essentially, stretch senior loans enable bigger projects to complete far more quickly and with infinitely less administration and fuss, which is what the professional developer is looking for.”