We were approached by a married couple looking to upsize. The husband is self-employed working within a consultancy firm. The wife does not work due to poor health and receives permanent monthly income from health insurance.
The couple wanted to buy a 4-bed detached house in Kent, in close proximately to their children’s school.
They had already approached one of the high street banks but had been declined for the following reasons:
- The wife’s income is solely from health insurance
- The couple had been late with mortgage payments on numerous occasions within the past six months
The couple informed us that the missed mortgage payments had been due to an admin error which had resulted in the bank transfers being made into the wrong account.
We took the case to an intermediary only lender with whom we have a strong relationship. This particular lender does not credit score, instead it looks at the applicants’ overall credit profile. We spoke with the business manager, explained the scenario and provided him with bank statements to support the clients’ reason for late payments.
Happy with this explanation the business manager spoke to the underwriters to clarify the situation and the following terms were offered:
Property value: £480,000
Loan amount: £336,000
Rate: 1.49% 2 year fixed
Term: 23 years capital and interest
Lender arrangement fee: £999
Mortgage payment: £1,443 pcm
Consultant: Gavin Richardson, 01732 471 613
7th March 2017