How Much Can I Borrow for My Mortgage?
On this page you’ll find our free and easy to use borrowing calculator which helps you work out how much you could borrow on your mortgage. You’ll also discover information on mortgage eligibility and what looks good to a lender.
Make a Mortgage Enquiry
Our residential mortgage borrowing calculator will give you an estimate of how much mortgage you can get, although this will vary greatly from lender to lender. Enter your income details below and hit the Calculate button.
This is not a quotation under the Consumer Credit Act. Figures are subject to validation of income, credit checks and a property valuation.
The How Much Can I Borrow? mortgage calculator is a great way to start – but it’s certainly not a definitive answer – and if it’s not the answer you’re looking for, our experts can review your full situation and advise on the most appropriate course of action, including products you might not previously have considered.
Mortgage Eligibility: How Much Can I Borrow?
If we could all borrow as much as we liked, we’d all live in mansions and penthouses. Sadly that’s not the case, so in order to establish how much you can borrow, your mortgage lender will take the following into consideration.
Your deposit is the amount you have to put down to secure your property. Normally at least a 10% deposit is required to secure a mortgage however, there are specialist first-time buyer mortgage providers who will lend to buyers with a 5% deposit.
The older you are, the less time you have to pay off your mortgage and this means your monthly repayments will be higher on a repayment mortgage.
How much you earn
It stands to reason that lenders will be more willing to let you borrow a greater amount of money if you have more disposable income. If you’re buying with a partner or even a friend, your joint income and expenditure will be taken into consideration.
If you go on shopping sprees on a regular basis, you’ll want to curb that habit in advance of applying for a mortgage. If a mortgage lender sees that you have high expenditure and high debt they will be less willing to let you borrow as much money as you may want.
Your ability to borrow any money is subject to a good credit rating. Lots of things can affect your credit rating such as credit card repayments and timely bill payments so it’s a good idea to keep on top of everything well in advance of applying for your mortgage. If you’re not sure what your credit rating is, you can check using websites such as Experian or Equifax.
Being on the electoral roll
Your mortgage lender can ascertain some information about you if you are or have been registered to vote. So, being on the electoral roll is looked upon favourably by lenders.
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