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Poor Credit Mortgages

Can you get a mortgage with bad credit?

Even if you have missed a few credit card payments, had a County Court Judgment awarded against you or have previously been made bankrupt, there are mortgages available for people with a bad credit rating.

What is a bad credit mortgage?

These types of mortgages can help people with a poor credit rating get a mortgage. These are known as sub-prime or adverse credit mortgages. Interest rates on bad credit mortgages tend to be higher than standard mortgages as people with poor credit ratings are deemed to be a higher risk. Although these types of mortgages may be hard to find, they are available if you know where to look.

How do bad credit mortgages work?

Apart from the fact that interest rates and charges tend to be higher, bad credit mortgages are set up and work the same as standard mortgages. Bad credit mortgages can be available on fixed, variable, and discounted rates.

Since the credit crunch, banks and building societies may have become very cautious about lending money. Before approving an application they will carefully check your credit report to identify any previously defaulted payments. They also look for County Court Judgments and records of any previous bankruptcies.

Prior to applying for a mortgage, you should always check your credit report carefully to establish if there would be any reasons why your application could be refused. A copy of your report can be obtained from any of the major credit rating agencies (Experian, Equifax or Call Credit).

How we can help

Our advisers research a comprehensive range of mortgages from across the market to find the most suitable mortgage for our clients. We offer advice on a range of mortgages which include: Remortgages, First Time Buyers, Home movers, Poor Credit and Buy-To-Let mortgages.

Whether you’re uncertain about the choices available to you or you are just looking for a better rate, why not challenge us to find the best deal available to meet your personal circumstances.


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