UK Property Finance for a Retired Monaco Resident

14th June 2022

Islay Robinson

UK Property Finance for a Retired Monaco Resident
Islay Robinson

Islay Robinson

Key Details:

  • Introducer: International corporate services provider with a base in Monaco
  • Client: Spanish national, Monégasque resident, retired, in the process of selling their business
  • Scenario: The client had asked their corporate service provider to help them find a mortgage for £4.2 million to buy an investment property in London. The client was looking to borrow 75% LTV and had relatively little income until the sale of their business was completed.
  • Loan Amount: £3.15 million
  • Rate: 2.23%, 5-year fixed

A corporate services provider ('CSP') operating out of Monaco approached us. They were working for a Spanish client who was resident in Monaco. The CSP managed the borrower's various structures and needed to help their client obtain a mortgage to buy a London investment property.

The CSP had tried to source a mortgage, and they hadn't found a lender that could cater to the client. The borrower had no income as they were retired and were a UK non-resident with no UK credit footprint. The individual had generated significant wealth in their native Spain before retiring to Monaco. However, most of their wealth was illiquid, although significant future liquidity would be generated by selling a privately-owned business in Spain – an ongoing process.

The borrower was increasingly frustrated with how difficult it was to obtain a UK mortgage and find lenders that could take a broader analysis of their wealth and consider the proceeds of the sale of their business. The client understood this was not the CSP's fault but was very keen for them to find a solution.

The CSP approached us to help them broker finance. We immediately saw that a Private Bank would be best placed to support this kind of borrower – especially considering the future liquidity event due to the sale of the company, which was now well underway. The bank in question assessed the client based on their assets and global wealth, and the value of their business. We secured a loan of £3.15 million (75% LTV at 2.23% fixed for five years).

The borrower was aware of Enness’ involvement in the deal, but we delivered the solution exclusively via the CSP, who wanted to centralise and manage the project in exclusivity.

Information contained in our case studies is for market and illustrative purposes only. In some cases, these may be made up of multiple cases and are for illustrative purposes only.

Some case studies are made up of enquiries that have come into the business, not all business completes, and the posting of a case study does not represent a completed piece of business.