Tag: lender

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 […]

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 […]

Being self-employed shouldn’t affect you getting a mortgage

A large myth suggests that because you are self-employed, you will find it harder to get a mortgage. Maybe that was so a few years ago, but not today. Yes, the financial crash took its toll on the self-employed and quite rightly killed off the ‘self certification’ type deals (no proof of income). But today […]

Mortgage borrower demands are shifting!

In recent months there has been some much-needed attention drawn to customers who have experienced some type of adverse credit. Many specialist lenders and building societies are leading the way both in terms of the education process and through some innovative and highly competitive product ranges. There is no hiding from the fact, or should […]

Which mortgage calculator do you use?

There is a wide range of mortgage calculators and affordability calculations available which will help you to find out ‘How much can you borrow?’. However, the only true response will be from the lender and normally only once they have carried out a credit search and reviewed your credit score. Only a few years ago, […]

Complex deals are considered depending on the clients scenario

Actually placing a mortgage with a lender is not normally difficult. The hardest part, in the recent climate, is getting the mortgage through to completion! However, a number of lenders are happy to think outside the box and take a manual approach to lending.  One recent example was with the Harpenden Building Society who helped complete […]

Be prepared in advance of applying for a mortgage

When applying for finance, if you don’t appear on the electoral roll or don’t have any credit, some lenders may consider that you don’t exist, financially!  This has been a hurdle in the finance world for some time, more so now with the evolution of technology.  It seems that lenders only need to find the […]