Specialists in Poor Credit Mortgages.
Here are some typical issues our clients face:
We will be in touch to seek further information about your case and discuss options available to you.
Experienced administrators work with you to provide the lender with all the details required to obtain a mortgage offer.
The Process For Your Mortgage.
3 Simple Steps.
How it works and what you need to know:
Lenders will conduct a credit check on you before making a decision to lend or not. Your credit history will determine the interest rate and the deposit required. Each lender will have a different approach to how they assess an applicants credit history.
Some lenders will use their own credit scoring and others will assess your credit report:
A credit score is a three digit number that determines your ability to repay loans, which is based on statistical models.
A credit report is a full history of the loans and credit cards that are active or previously paid off, these are all listed one by one.
How can I get a get a mortgage with previous credit issues?
A very good first step is to sign up to one of the major credit reporting companies (such as Experian or Equifax) and request to see your credit report. Not all issues have the same effect on your mortgage application, it will often depend upon the type, amount and date of the credit issue. For instance, a £100 missed utility bill payment 2 years ago will not have the same impact as a £500 county court judgment registered 6 months ago.
Highstreet lenders vs specialist lenders
The majority of mortgages are made via the Highstreet lenders, such as Barclays, Lloyds, Natwest, etc. They offer great deals and low rates, however they usually adopt a ‘one size fits all’ methodology. Therefore, any applicant with a significant credit blip will likely not fit with these lenders’ inflexible criteria. On the other hand, specialist lenders (often only accessible via mortgage brokers) can help applicants who do not fit the traditional high street approach. Our specialist advisors know each lenders’ specific criteria and are able to navigate you to the best deal, depending on your circumstance.
Despite having credit problems, you will be able to receive up to 5 times your income. Although, if you have current credit commitments (such as loans or hire purchases), these will be taken into account when assessing your affordability.
Typical credit issues.
Over the 25 years we have been operating, we have managed to identify key areas where mortgage applications get rejected by lenders. We have grown our expertise and found effective solutions to help our customers.
Not only will our skilled staff analyse your credit data but they will also share with you the ways to improve this in the future and at what point obtaining a mortgage will be possible.
The types of credit issues we can help with:
Debt management plan (DMP)
Individual voluntary arrangements (IVA)
Debt relief order
Unsecured missed payments
Low credit score
No credit history
Sometimes people make mistakes or simply forget things. Some have genuine problems which are now resolved, others small blips which now haunt them credit wise. None of these affect their ability to pay now. We will look at your credit file and tell you how we can help.
Furthermore, lenders we use understand poor credit mortgages, and have specialist products or provide underwriters who can look at individual credit reports and make an informed decision. Don't spend hours on the computer locating a lender and product, for the computer to say NO. Let us do the leg work.
Why is it hard to get a mortgage with credit issues?
One of the major causes of the 2007-8 financial crisis was seen to be the extensive lending to customers with poor credit. The fallout of this has made lenders adopt stricter credit guidelines and therefore, restricting many people from accessing the mortgage market.