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How to apply for a 5% deposit mortgage

Government scheme- Key Factors

More details are yet to be released on the above scheme.

Credit history

Mortgage lenders require credit history to evidence a better understanding of financial history and likelihood of loan default. Credit agencies such as Experian, Equifax and check my file etc will be available for credit history check.

These agencies would retain information on Electoral roll, public records, account information, previous searches etc.  Different agencies will have different credit ratings to classify individuals.

Mortgage lenders will also have their own ratings with the credit score including affordability and criteria.

Applicants with adverse credit history may struggle to obtain a 5% deposit mortgages as there will be strict credit scoring and reduced income multiples. However, a broker will be able to analyse the individual circumstances and advise on the steps.

Employed self-employed income

Applicants who are employed and self employed are both eligible for mortgages. The affordability calculation of different lenders will be based on their specific criteria.

Self-employed applicants can be asked for Accounts, self-assessment and contracts to assess affordability.

Employed applicants will be required to provide evidence of payslips and P60.

Due to the current pandemic applicants currently on furlough have limited choice of mortgage lenders. However, based on the individual circumstances, a mortgage advisor will be able to help.

Affordable loan amount

Mortgage lenders will consider applicant’s income, commitments and expenditure when computing the affordable loan amount. Based on different loan to value, lenders will have their specific income multiples as well to determine the affordability.

How can WIS help you?

At WIS we look at whole of market and select the most suitable deal based on client priorities and circumstances. We discuss the individual circumstances with Business Development Managers when it is required and strive to obtain most suitable deals.

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

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