Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage partnership proposition, has embarked on an exclusive strategic partnership with Platinum Options, a firm specialising in the placement and packaging of ‘Complex Prime’ mortgage cases.
Hertfordshire-based Platinum offers intermediaries access to lending solutions from a small lender panel who look for prime borrowers that currently fall outside automated credit/risk-scoring structures. Platinum currently has three small lenders on panel with a further two waiting to join, whilst it also has links to a range of private banks and bridging companies.
Platinum Options wants prime business where the borrower is able to prove income/affordability and has no mortgage arrears. These cases are often pushed into the ‘Complex Prime’ bracket as a result of a default, CCJ or some other form of adverse history. The cases are priced according to risk by the Platinum lender panel with margins added above their normal rates and/or fees charged accordingly.
Bob Hunt, chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services, said: “As we exit recession