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Adverse credit mortgages

If you have poor or adverse credit, been declared bankrupt, had a IVA or debt management plan, and you need a mortgage, there are still mortgage options available to you. In a lot of cases, we can help even if you have been refused elsewhere.

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Don’t let your credit score deter you from getting a mortgage. At Option Finance, we specialise in adverse credit mortgages, meaning we’re particularly knowledgeable and experienced in helping people like you. With access to a long list of specialist lenders, Option Finance can help you get on the ladder, even if you’ve previously been turned down.

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Over the years, Option Finance has helped countless people, just like you, get great mortgage deals. As a specialist mortgage brokerage, we match lenders to our clients based on their personal circumstances. Our job is to make the process as smooth as possible and find the best mortgage and insurance deal available for you.

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1. Enter some details

Use our online form to tell us a little bit about yourself, the kind of property you want and your current financial situation.

2. Discover your options

Discover what mortgage deals are available to you in your current position. We can advise you on your best options here.

3. We’ll do the rest

Our team will guide you through the process of getting the best deal and make your buy-to-let experience a good one.

Frequently asked questions

All of the most common buy-to-let mortgage questions, answered by our expert team of mortgage brokers.

How much deposit do I need to buy my first home?

Typically, first-time buyers need a deposit of at least 5% of the property’s value. However, a larger deposit (10-20%) can result in more mortgage deals being available to you.

What is the Help to Buy scheme?

The Help to Buy scheme is a government program that assists first-time buyers with an equity loan, covering up to 20% (40% in London) of the property’s value, which means you only need a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage (55% in London).

What is Stamp Duty and how much will I need to pay?

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a tax on property purchases. First-time buyers in England and Northern Ireland are exempt from SDLT on properties up to £425,000 and get a discounted rate on properties up to £625,000.

How much can I borrow for a mortgage?

The amount you can borrow depends on your income, credit score, and financial situation. Lenders typically offer 4 to 4.5 times your annual income, but this can vary.

What is a mortgage agreement in principle (AIP)?

A mortgage agreement in principle is a written estimate from a lender stating how much they might be willing to lend you. It helps show sellers you are serious and can afford the property.

What are the main costs associated with buying a home?

Besides the deposit, you’ll need to budget for mortgage arrangement fees, valuation fees, survey costs, legal fees, removal costs, and potentially Stamp Duty Land Tax.

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Important information

You may have to pay an early repayment charge to your existing lender if you remortgage. Your savings will depend on personal circumstances. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Option Finance Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Finance Advice Group Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under number 788478 in respect of mortgage, insurance and consumer credit mediation activities only.

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