The announcement by the Chancellor, in the March budget, of a mortgage guarantee scheme was the catalyst lenders needed to start focusing again on the low deposit lending market. Some of the biggest banks in the UK have signed up to the scheme and will from April offer 95% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages.  A number of lenders have already launched low deposit mortgages without the support of the government’s scheme and there is an expectation that more lenders will follow.  Increased competition should provide borrowers with more choice, greater flexibility and hopefully (eventually) more competitive interest rates.

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Watch a full recording of the webinar covering the implications of COVID-19 on those looking to get on or step up/down the property ladder

Kinnison’s Jatin Patel and industry commentator Kate Faulkner discuss the impact that COVID-19 may have on first-time buyers and those looking to step up or down the property ladder.

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For the self-employed or partners either looking to remortgage or those purchasing a new home, the big question is, how will lenders review their position and assess their affordability? In recent years a number of lenders have broadened their product offering and introduced greater flexibility to facilitate lending to borrowers who do not earn regular salaried income. During the current COVID-19 period this lending approach is being impacted and it may take some time before all lenders return to the levels of criteria, pricing and underwriting we have come to expect. However, there is still appetite to lend to this expanding group of borrowers and it’s critical that they approach the right lender who has the mortgage product which meets their personal financial circumstances.

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Join us on 9th June for a free live webinar covering the implications of COVID-19 on those looking to get on or step up/down the property ladder

Kinnison’s Jatin Patel and industry commentator Kate Faulkner will be discussing the impact that COVID-19 may have on first-time buyers and those looking to step up or down the property ladder.

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During the next few weeks and months, many borrowers will find themselves coming to the end of their current ‘initial’ mortgage term.  With the Bank of England (BoE) reducing interest rates down to a historic low of 0.1%, is this the right time to secure a new mortgage?  COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mortgage market.  Banks have had to react quickly in a rapidly changing environment and many have been forced to make changes to their product platform and processes.

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During the last few weeks we have seen an unprecedented response from the government to help mortgage borrowers during the COVID-19 outbreak.  In a constantly changing environment banks are under increasing pressure to make changes to technology systems and re-direct their work force to assist borrowers who find themselves in financial difficulty through no fault of their own.

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