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self employed mortgages

Self-employed or a contractor, but still desire a mortgage? My Mortgage & Protection Experts are expert self-employed mortgage brokers, based in the UK

Self Employed Mortgages

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Many clients will ask if it is feasible to get a mortgage if you are self-employed or a contractor. The good news is that Self-employed & contractor mortgages are available, and lenders do accept applications. The key to gaining a mortgage is proof of income with regular amounts declared through your tax calculations. The size of your deposit will assist, as will having a good or excellent credit score.

You can increase your chances of getting a mortgage by making yourself as attractive as possible to a lender. The larger your deposit as a percentage of the loan you are borrowing, the better. Also the higher your credit score is the more likely you are to be accepted. We recommend reviewing your credit profile regularly and ensuring that it is accurate.

Ideally with no late payments, defaults or CCJ’s, as blemishes on your profile will detract significantly from a lender’s willingness to lend.

Lenders will only use income that has been declared and verified through the inland revenue. So, make sure that you have ideally 2 years of provable, taxable income. However, some lenders will allow one year’s trading plus projections, so if in doubt please speak to the professionals.

Using a professional mortgage broker such as MMPE will very often help to improve the chances of getting a mortgage application agreed and offered.

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Mortgage Amount (The amount you wish to borrow):
Annual Interest (Between 2% - 5%):
Repayment Period (Between 25 - 30 Years):
Monthly Payments:£
Total Payment:£

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This calculator allows you to see how your mortgage payments change at different interest rates. You can also see what affect the length of the mortgage and the size of deposit has on your repayments.

Self Employed Mortgages

contractor mortgages

MMPE can assist with mortgage advice if you are a contractor. Getting the right advice will improve your chances of getting a mortgage.

Lenders have very differing views on what they will accept from proof of income and a day rate perspective. It is also important to consider whether there is an IR35 classification implication? So, having a knowledgeable adviser alongside to assist will help.

Lenders generally want to see the continuity of contracts and income in your chosen field. Your MMPE broker will work with you to establish which are the best lenders to approach for your personal situation and calculate maximum borrowing ability.

Typically, lenders want proof of income and will require confirmation of your contract and day rate, and / or tax calculations. The longer you can prove consistent income and contract terms, generally the more likely you are to be accepted.

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Our standard fee for arranging a mortgage is £395. The fee is due upon application of a mortgage loan to the lender.


My Mortgage Experts & Protection Experts Ltd (FCA 937076), is an Appointed Representative of King Mortgages Ltd.

King Mortgages is authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). King Mortgages Ltd is entered on the financial services register under reference number 803561.

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      There are price limits on homes you can buy with an equity loan. The limit is different for each region in England.

      • East - £407,400
      • East Midlands - £261,900
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