Clients we helped to find a mortgage in January

Saturday 04 February 2017 | 10:49 AM

January was an extremely busy month for new enquiries and applications, particularly with regards to  the proportion of first time buyer applications. Hopefully this is an indicator that the lifeblood of the housing market remains confident in the face of often negative media reporting of the property market.


All of the following mortgage offers were successfully received from mainstream lenders at prime rates during the month, could we help you?


First time buyer – one client on a fixed term contract, the other about the leave self employment and take up an employed role again on a fixed term contract. Tricky circumstances for some lenders, but many well known lenders can consider these circumstances.


Poor credit first time buyer with two self employed income streams – our first time buyer had some fairly minor historic missed and late payments, which were enough to rule out some lenders. Alongside this her self employed income was both as a sole trader and as a shareholder of a Limited company.


Interest only re-mortgage– the clients interest only mortgage was due to end soon and due to their age and make up of their income, mainstream bank and building society options were not available. We sourced a mortgage from a private bank to ensure that the old mortgage can be repaid and the clients can stay in their home.


Marital breakdown – our client owned her home jointly, but as a result of a marital breakdown needed to re-mortgage to buy out her former husband. We identified a suitable lender and secured a mortgage offer within two days enabling the client to move on with her life.


Multiple properties already owned – clients looking to buy a new build house jointly with a 10% deposit, each of them already owned other properties and needed to secure a mortgage offer quickly due to the house builders required timescales. Clients were not eligible for the help to buy scheme so options with a 10% deposit were restricted, but we quickly identified a suitable lender allowing the clients to secure their new home for their growing family.


Buy to let investor – already turned away by their own bank due to new buy to let mortgage regulations, we successfully re-mortgaged two properties enabling the release of capital for property improvements, alongside 5 year fixed rates offering safety and significantly lower monthly payments.


Repayment of a house builder shared equity loan – our client bought her house via a shared equity scheme 10 years ago. She was now under pressure to repay this loan and turned to us after being refused by her current lender.


This is a snapshot of the enquiries that we have received with positive outcomes for our clients. We offer local, face to face, independent mortgage advice and can advise on the best solutions for you.


Paul Hardingham and Tony Ibson are Mortgage and Protection Advisers at Innovate Mortgages and Loans. Both have over 20 years of experience advising individuals and businesses across the North East of England. They can be contacted for bespoke advice at or or call 0191 223 3514.


Each person's circumstances are different and will be looked at on an individual basis and it is not guaranteed that a mortgage can be sourced in every case.


Think carefully before securing other debts against your home.


As a mortgage is secured against your home, it could be repossessed if you do not keep up the mortgage repayments.


Innovate Mortgages and Loans is a trading style of Innovation Financial Management Ltd.