Can I get a UK mortgage while working abroad?

Answered on 9 April 2017

Currently working in the Middle East. My base is in London. Can I get a UK mortgage while working abroad? I have a deposit of £40k. 

Mortgage and Working Abroad

Many of the major lenders are less likely to support non-standard mortgage lending, which includes mortgages for expats. Many are also unable to work at the speed or at a convenient time to match your international lifestyle.

As this is the type of mortgage you will be looking for the short answer is that 'yes' you can. The loan-to-values are not as high as they would be if you were residing and working in the UK, and the process is a little more laborious, but it can be done.

For more information on expat mortgages, take a look at our guide.

If you'd like to see what your options are, then call us on 0330 433 2927 and we'll arrange a convenient time for you to speak to one of our consultants.

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