With a low credit score can we get a mortgage with a 5% deposit?

Posted on 21 November 2013 by Sarah


With a low credit score can we get a mortgage with a 5% deposit?

 aM y husband and I have a 5% deposit for a house priced £126,500. My credit score is 648 and my husbands is 880. Will we be able to get a mortgage?

Sarah,

It is true that at the higher loan to values, the credit scores with many lenders, especially the major high street ones are that much tougher to get through. The credit scores applied by the reference agencies are no more than a guide at best, and there are many other factors, such as your address history, employment history, and income level, that will also have a major impact on a lenders decision to grant you a mortgage. A lot will also depend on whether your score is low due to having adverse credit or just not enough active credit for a lender to assess.

There are also some lenders who 'credit check' rather than 'credit score' that we might look to approach as they can be slightly more sympathetic towards cases with a low credit rating.

If you'd like to get a better idea of what we can / can't do to help, then please let me know and I'll arrange for one of our consultants to contact you.

Regards,

Simon

simon.collins@johncharcol.co.uk

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