There are mortgages available even if you’ve been bankrupt
If you’ve been declared bankrupt, we can start looking at mortgage options available once you’ve been discharged. This usually happens after a bankruptcy term of 12 months. Read more about bankruptcy here
- Mortgages available even if the bankruptcy is still on your credit report
- Residential and buy-to-let mortgages
- Specialist lenders available
Helping one customer to buy a new home who had previously been bankrupt
Mr and Mrs B had seen a property and managed to save a 10% deposit so they could buy it. Mr B had previously been bankrupt and still had outstanding defaults showing on his credit file. At Clever Mortgages we were able to help the couple:
Prove to the lender Mr B’s previous defaults had been paid as part of his bankruptcy Take out a new 90% mortgage so they could use their 10% deposit Secure a mortgage of nearly £65K over 20 years with a fixed rate for the first two years
|Bankruptcy years discharged||Maximum loan-to-value (LTV)|
|Less than a year||60%|
|3 years||95% (subject to credit score)|
|4 years||95% (subject to credit score)|
|5 years||95% (subject to credit score)|
|6 years||95% (subject to credit score)|
Although Mr B had been discharged from his bankruptcy over three years since wanting to buy the house, there were some defaults on his credit file that were still showing as outstanding. Even though these had been included in the bankruptcy, several lenders had refused his application. We approached a lender which we knew may be able to help and worked with Mr B to gather the information needed to prove the defaults had been paid.
He was relieved to secure his mortgage, buy his home and enjoy moving in with his family.
|New Mortgage||£63,900||£362.86||3.09%||2 year fixed rate||20 years|
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- Valuable knowledge, through years of experience helping customers to find mortgages
- An improved chance at finding a mortgage, some mortgages are only available through a broker
- Help with the application process, as usually just one application can be used across various lenders
- Advice on how to improve your chances, for instance getting a guarantor or applying for a joint mortgage
About Clever Mortgages
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- With remortgages, buy-to-let, and first-time buyers mortgages. We have experts who cover these areas
- Even if you’ve got bad credit – we help people every day with a variety of credit histories to find the right mortgage
- With applications, as we’ll take the hassle away. We require your details once and we’ll know the best lenders for your circumstance
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Christie is a specialist mortgage broker, whose been working for Clever for 6 years. She has been in the financial industry for nearly 11 years which included assisting clients in financial difficulty setting up IVAs.
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