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We gather some basic information about you using our quick online form

Conduct a Whole of the Market Comparision

We will search 100’s of providers to find you the lenders who are willing to approve your mortgage

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We will show you rates along with the monthly repayments. This will not affect your credit score. We’ll also explain any fees if you progress at this point and as long as you are happy to proceed, provide you with the full service through to completion of your mortgage being accepted

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How we work?
By making an enquiry we will contact you to discuss your needs and outline if we can be of assistance. We will then request a copy of your credit file for a qualified adviser to review. After a full review of your credit profile the adviser will discuss this with you, provide advice and discuss possible quotations.

If you wish us to proceed and get a ‘Decision in Principle’ we can do so. Once we have a decision from the lender we will discuss and email you a formal quotation and outline our process going forward.
What sort of bad credit do you accept?
We have lenders that will accept clients who have had County Court Judgements (CCJ’s), Defaults, Missed payments, Debt Management Plans (DMP), Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA) and discharged bankruptcy. The general rule is that any bad credit needs to be registered over a year ago.
Do I need a deposit / equity?
Yes. You will need a minimum of a 10% deposit however, this is does depend on the level of bad credit that you have, so for example, if you have had CCJ’s/mortgage arrears in the last 2 years you may need to have 15%+ deposit. If you are buying a property through a shared ownership scheme we have lenders that do not require you to have a deposit. If you are buying a property through the Help to Buy scheme we have lenders that can help you providing you have a 5% deposit to put down.
How long does a bad credit mortgage take to arrange?
Once a Decision in Principle (DIP) has been done the typical arrangement times from mortgage application to offer is 1 month. Specialist bad credit mortgages do take more time when compared to standard high street mortgages, due to the extra due diligence that is required on these cases.
I have a low credit score – does that matter?
No. We have lenders some of whom are high street Building Societies that will lend to you if you simply have a low credit score, due to not being on the voters roll or not having much active credit. If you have a low credit score as a result of bad credit (CCJ’s/defaults/missed payments etc) we certainly have specialist lenders that can help.
I have been declined by other brokers – can you help?
The key to this question is why you were declined. We provide an advised service, so if we cannot help you now, we will explain why and provide advice as to what you need to do to be able to get a mortgage in the future.

Home Improvement Loans

Home improvement loans are very popular and as the name suggests they are loans for people wanting to improve their property and do not have the funds available to do this. Saving up for a major home improvement such as an extension , garage or conservatory make take years and after that time the requirement may not be quite so important. Sometimes people need a home improvement loan quickly. Perhaps a baby on the way, or simply not enough room at the house. Saving the money would take too long, so a home improvement loan can be the answer.

A home improvement loan can take different forms depending on your current circumstances. Home improvement loans may be measured on affordability as well as your personal financial situation and credit score. You will need to work out how much you need for your home improvement loan and which type of loan suite.

A personal loan may be the quickest and easiest option, depending upon how much money you need to borrow. Typically up to £15,000 for an unsecured personal loan, assuming that your credit score is pretty good. Should you need to borrow more, or your credit history is not perfect then a secured loan on the property may be a good idea, assuming of course that there is sufficient equity in the property to cover the home improvement loan, with a little extra equity to cover any other eventualities. Lenders feel safe with a secured loan and often, for home improvements this may be on of the best solutions.

Another option for a home improvement loan, and one which many people take is an extension to their mortgage. Lenders look favourably on home improvement loans this way as they usually increase the value of the property.

Our team of specialist advisors are happy to discuss your individual requirements and answer any questions that you may have. Getting the right home owner loan and the right deal is important and we can potentially save you a lot of money and time by making the most appropriate application for the best home improvement loan deal. Give us a call and we will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and help you all the way.

Here is some additional information on related topics from our blog:

5 Ways to Raise Money for Home Improvements

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