Category: Blog Posts

Even on Furlough, lenders may consider you for a mortgage

Just because you’re on the Furlough Scheme (or have been on it), does not necessarily mean you cannot get a mortgage. Several lenders have issued guidelines to accommodate those on Furlough and will offer mortgage products to them. Especially clients looking to stay with the same lender and do what is called a ‘product transfer’. […]

Physical valuations are back, but with conditions

‘Back in Business’, ‘Business as Usual’, ‘When we come out of this’ – all terms I’m sure you’ve heard a lot recently. I think it is now very clear to say that any form of ‘normality’ will be a different experience from what we have been used to. Every day includes new learnings and new […]

Important Government update on purchase applications

Message from one of our lender partners and we anticipate others will also issue similar notes shortly: UK Finance has been seeking urgent clarification from the government about whether home purchases should continue at the current time, particularly as physical property valuations are no longer possible. The government has now stated that: Home buyers and […]

Covid-19 Mortgage Repayment Holiday Q&A

As the impact of Coronavirus is felt across the UK, you may be worried about how it could affect you and your home. With the Government announcement yesterday, that they have extended the three-month mortgage repayment holiday beyond residential mortgages to now include Buy-to-Let mortgages. We have pulled together the following Q&A guidance from various […]

Completing a fact find and be mortgage ready!

First-time buyer or home mover? Either way, know the process and be mortgage ready! On any new purchase, the selling agent will seek to agree a number of deadlines with you, including the arrangement of mortgage finance. At this point, you can shop around and should make sure that you speak to an independent mortgage […]

Bridging finance can be much quicker to arrange than a normal mortgage

Bridging finance (also known as Short Term Lending) is a solution that can be used to provide fast access to funding for a number of different circumstances. Often, bridging finance can be much quicker to arrange than a normal mortgage. However, bridging finance should not be considered a replacement for more traditional mortgage lending which […]