Tag: impact specialist finance

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 […]

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 […]

Visits to property website up 7% on January 2019

I’ve just read that visits to Rightmove surpassed 150 million for the first time in January, making it the busiest month ever recorded. There were said to be over 152 million visits to the property portal in January, a 7% increase on January 2019. The top five busiest days ever on Rightmove were all said […]

Fixed or Tracker rate? What’s your preference?

So, do you go Fixed, or do you go Tracker? A question we are asked many times every day! With a fixed rate, you know that every month your mortgage payment will be exactly the same until the product period ends. Normally this can be two, three, five or ten years. However, you will have […]

Be aware of your mortgage rate and options

In historic columns I have used the word ‘panic’ to describe the possible rush to secure a good mortgage deal before they vanish when rates rise. It’s not quite at that stage just yet, but we have seen some rate rises this week from both Santander and TSB. However, there is another important term I […]