A new lender, Fleet Mortgages, who specialise in buy-to-let has also entered the market.
“This unprecedented pick-up reflects the huge increase in demand as well as the wider importance of the buy-to-let industry.
“Looking at total lending in 2014 the trend is clear. For a second consecutive year the value of the buy-to-let market grew by almost a quarter.
“We anticipate further growth in 2015 but at a slower rate as the market takes an inevitable breather after such a huge sustained spurt.”
To our mind this is just further proof of the growing interest in the buy-to-let market for both existing and new investors.