Getting a mortgage through the lenders in the current climates is still challenging.
If you don’t appear on the electoral roll or don’t have any credit, when applying for finance, some lenders may consider that you don’t exist financially! This has been a hurdle in the finance world for some time. In current climates, it seems that lenders only need to find the smallest of excuses to not agree a mortgage request. Historically, lenders were often more amenable if an applicant could not be located on a credit search. Today, if you have no regular credit commitments or do not appear on the electoral roll at your current address, be prepared for a possible knock-back.
The market has been pretty quiet this week, with only a few lenders making headlines and reducing rates. I suspect the market is still coming to terms with an unexpectedly buoyant August. And, be prepared for a good run in to the end of the year, as we know of at least three lenders who are shortly to launch and create a ‘stir’ with their product offerings.
AToM is experiencing large numbers of ‘complex prime’ enquiries lately. One example is for a property which is currently converted in to two properties, but where there is only one registered title. Another example – for tax purposes – customers seeking to purchase a number of investment properties in a Limited Company name with their company structure designed purely to hold properties. These are live examples which certainly can be placed. They just need a bit of extra thought and the location of lenders who don’t fit the normal credit scoring mentality.
Getting a mortgage through the lenders in the current climates is still challenging. One day it’s easy to get a case through, the next, it’s a nightmare! So whatever you do, try to not give lenders any excuses to decline your application or refuse to lend to you. Try to pay bills on time, don’t miss payments where possible and especially not mortgage payments! Any missed (or sometimes late) payments will be registered on your credit file and this is normally used as the basis of a decision to lend to you.