Tag: lenders

Being self-employed should not stop you getting a mortgage

There are many concerns in the current climate relating to job security and especially how lenders look at the self-employed following lockdown with regards to consistency of ongoing income and customer base. The growth of self-employment, contracting and the gig economy has continued to challenge and change the make-up of the UK workforce over the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are you financially prepared for the year ahead?

And so another year begins, have you made any resolutions?  If not, make one to review your mortgage!  Now that the election is out of the way and we have a ‘clearer’ route to Brexit, lenders will look at their strategies for the next few years and I’m sure somewhere in those plans will be reviewing their […]

Lenders to help those classed as ‘mortgage prisoners’

The Financial Conduct Authority recently issued its statement around those it considers to be a ‘mortgage prisoner’. It is estimated that around 140,000 people with mortgages are currently classed as mortgage prisoners (although some have quoted this to be as high as 500,000).  This means that the customer could be with a lender who is no […]