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Mortgages for First Time Buyers

The prospect of buying your first home could be both daunting and confusing. Our aim is to guide you through the process from start to finish so that you understand exactly what the purchase entails and how much it will cost.

The mortgage market changes all the time, not just in terms of mortgage deals and regulation, but also in the way lenders assess loan applications.

Some of the changes have been in the way mortgage lenders assess the suitability of all clients for the different types of loan on offer. They base this decision on a variety of factors, primarily:

  1. The property – type, condition, access and location
  2. Employment status – amount and frequency of income (and time in your current role)
  3. Financial commitments – current and future (and your history of managing credit).

There is now more focus on affordability and expenditure. This is very different to the traditional approach of simply multiplying your annual personal (or rental) income by a pre-set multiple to obtain a maximum lending amount.

We pride ourselves on being up to date with regulation, legislation and the economic market.

We understand your needs, match that to the requirements of lenders, and protect you and your dependants once you have bought your property.

This way, we help you save time and money in the new world of mortgage advice.

Getting on the ladder

There are actually some advantages to being a first time buyer. Interest rates are currently very low, and first time buyers are more appealing to sellers because they are not in a chain.

As we have access to many lenders we are well placed to assist you, however these days it is a necessity to provide a substantial deposit in order to get a mortgage (although there are a number of 95 per cent mortgage deals around), and you may be eligible for further assistance from the government.

 

Government Help

Help to Buy – equity loan – for new build property

This is only available to buy a new build home. The most you can borrow depends where in the country you are, e.g., in London the maximum is £600,000.

This is how it works; The government lends you up to 20% (40% within Greater London) of the cost of a new home, you add a 5% deposit, and borrow the other 75% from a lender. So for example, a £200,000 home will break down as:

  • A deposit from you of £10,000
  • A loan from the government of £40,000
  • A mortgage from a lender of £150,000

The attraction of this scheme is that the government loan is interest-free for the first five years. You will, however pay a £1 monthly management fee by direct debit.

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At Remortgage-Right.co.uk we are a part of Active Finance UK  and work to help customers find the right mortgage.

We specialise in helping customers who face more challenging circumstances, securing mortgages for customers where age, income or repayment strategy is considered ‘non standard’. When the high street says no to a mortgage it does not need to be the end of the road, access the wider mortgage market with the help of a mortgage professional can help you to achieve your mortgage goals and continue plan for the future.

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Feefo Platinum Award

19th January 2022, Active Finance UK has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award.

Since 2014, Feefo has recognised the businesses who deliver exceptional experiences, using feedback from real customers.

The Trusted Service Awards are unique as they are based purely on feedback from real customers. This means they are a true reflection of commitment to outstanding customer service.

Feefo have given Platinum Trusted Service awards to businesses who have achieved Gold standard for three consecutive years. To receive a Gold Trusted Service award, businesses must have collected at least 50 reviews with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 4.9 between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2021.

Russell Jenkins, Active Finance UK commented: “We’re thrilled to receive this award from Feefo. It means a lot because it’s based on feedback from our customers and, ultimately, keeping them happy is why we come to work each day. The award also recognises just how hard our staff have worked in really difficult circumstances. We’re fully committed to the highest quality of service, so it’s vital for us to listen, understand and respond to all our customers.”

This award means even more following another difficult year. Online interactions have soared since the start of coronavirus. People are now 40% more likely to leave feedback after a purchase. This has made it very difficult for many businesses who struggled to respond effectively. 43% of people now believe that companies have become less effective at dealing with negative feedback in the last year.

Congratulating Active Finance UK, Kim Burgess, Head of Customer Success at Feefo, said:

“The Trusted Service Awards recognise companies who above and beyond to provide the very best customer experience.

“I’m so impressed by how our customers have overcome the challenges of the past two years. A particular congratulations to our Platinum Trusted Service winners. It’s an extremely tough challenge.

“I can’t wait to see what our customers achieve next year in 2022.”

Feefo is a leading global customer reviews and insights platform on a mission to empower its clients to fully understand how their customers experience their product or service.

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