95% Mortgages for Contractors with just 6 Months Contracting

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6 Months Contracting

There’s a new lender in the contractor mortgage market – and they’re lending to contractors with as little as 6 months contracting experience. Their name is Buckingham Building Society.

To get a 95% mortgage contractors usually have to have two years experience, at least, as a contractor.

They also have to have a minimum income of £300 a day because of the extra perceived risk that lenders see with contractors.

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Buckingham Building Society and Contractor Mortgages

However, the Buckingham Building society has cut through that. It is offering its mortgages to new contractors with just 6 months experience as a contractor.

Also, there’s no minimum daily rate needed. They will consider all contractors regardless of their contract rate.

Their mortgage offer will be based on the contractors’ daily rate annualised, i.e. their weekly rate multiplied by 48 to get their annual salary and then multiplied by up to 5 again to get the mortgage offer.

There’s no need for contractors to have to provide accounts. All the proof needed is the contractor’s contract.

Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Specialist Contractor Mortgages brokers

Specialist Contractor Mortgage Market

More and more lenders are getting into the specialist contractor mortgage market.

They all used to think it was too risky.

One building society was convinced by a contractor mortgage broker to dip their toes in the water to see if contractors were a good risk.

It all worked out well. The contractors kept up their payments even when out of work and they did not default on their mortgages.

This gave the specialist contractor mortgages broker a lot of credibility and so more and more banks and building societies started to loan to contractors.

The Buckingham Building Society is just the latest.

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Contract Based Mortgage Offers from Specialist Brokers

Better Mortgage Offers for Contractors

Indeed it looks as if more and more banks and building societies want to hitch a ride on this gravy train.

As contractors give the contractor mortgage brokers more and more credibility, by keeping up their payments, expect better and better mortgage offers for contractors.

Buckingham Building Society are making mortgage offers to contractors, now, who have just 6 months contracting behind them.

Expect there to be more and more offers like this as the banks and building societies see lending money to contractors as not very risky at all.

To take advantage of this offer from the Buckingham Building Society, or other contractor mortgage offers, contact a specialist contractor mortgage broker by clicking on Contractor Mortgage Application and fill in the form there.

40% Deposit Interest Free Present to Londoners from Government

40% Deposit Interest Free

40% Deposit Interest Free

Londoners are to receive a 40% Deposit Interest free from the Government. This is according to an announcement in the Autumn Statement for Chancellor George Osborne.

That was a major rabbit that he pulled out of his hat, completely out of the blue.

This is under the Help to Buy scheme.

Help to Buy Scheme

The Help to Buy scheme has worked very well outside London but not very well in London.

The Government offered 20% deposits, interest free, to those wanting to get on the property ladder.

However, this was not much use in London where property prices have soared out of all recognition.

A nice flat in a decent area could cost you close to a million pounds.

So, offering them a 20% deposit wasn’t going to do the trick.

IT Contractor Mortgages

Indeed, even IT Contractors, who are pretty well paid, would struggle to buy a first home in London.

A contractor who earned £400 a day would be able to borrow close to half a million using specialist contractor mortgage brokers.

However, he, or she would be left scratching around, even at that, for a home in a decent area.

So, now contractors in London, who wish to purchase a new home, will qualify for this 40% deposit.

5% Deposit for UK Contractors

With this new initiative, or latest version fo the Help to Buy scheme, contractors would need to stump up jus a 5% deposit and the Government will stump up another 40%.

This will leave lenders just needing to stump up a further 55%.

Because the lenders are loaning just 55% it means that they are likely to loan money at lower rates than a lender asked to stump up 90% or 95%.

40% Deposit Interest Free laons for London contractors

40% Deposit Interest Free loans for London contractors

Nationwide Mortgages Just for Contractors

It’s expected that the Nationwide Building Society are going to want to have a piece of this action.

One specialist contractor mortgage brokers have a current deal with them to get contractors mortgages at great rates.

A high street building society, or bank, would ask contractor to produce three years worth of accounts to get a mortgage offer.

They would base that mortgage offer on a multiple of their Director’s salary.

That’s not much use.

This specialist contractor  mortgage broker has a deal with the Nationwide specially for them that provides mortgage offers to contractors just on production of their contract.

House Prices to rise for for UK Contractors

House Prices for UK Contractors

Mortgage Offer based on Daily Rate

Furthermore, they will base that mortgage offer on their daily rate annualised.

So, if their daily rate was £400 a day, the offer would be likely to be £400 x 5 x 48 (weeks) x 4.

Therefore, it is expected that Nationwide will give a new deal to London contractors with a rate as low as 1.59% fixed for 2 years with a £999 arrangement fee.

For more details on this , or to apply, all you need to do is click on Contractor Mortgage Application and fill in the form there.

Cheap Contractor Mortgage Deals End Comes Nearer

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Cheap Contractor Mortgage Deals

We have had some of the best cheap contractor mortgage deals we have ever had over the past few years. Mortgage rates have been unbelievably low, historically, in recent years.

This was caused by the savage economic downturn and efforts by the Bank of England to boost the economy by keeping interest rates at their lowest rates ever.

However, that could be all coming to an end in the next few weeks.

Interest Rate Rises

Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, has recently stated that he expected to be considering higher base rates by the year’s end.

That statement in itself is causing forward market interest rates to rise.

This is putting pressure on the fixed rates over 2, 3 and 5 years that banks are giving.

It seems that the cost of funding these deals has jumped by 10% in recent weeks. The banks won’t suck that up for too long.

Contractor Mortgage Rates

Lenders are expected to increase their fixed interest mortgage rates over the coming weeks hitting contractor mortgages hard.

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Low interest rates have been around for a while. If anyone wants to take advantage of cheap contractor mortgage deals then now is the time to do it.

We are unlikely to see such low-interest rates again – and they have just weeks, even days, to go.

The first tweaks to interest rates are expected to take place over the next week or two. This will just be the start.

Contractor Mortgage Market

The competitive contractor mortgage market has kept prices low but, with the cost of money that the banks can borrow rising, the dam is about to burst and banks and mortgage lenders will have to push rates higher very shortly.

Base rates have been at 0.5%, an astonishingly low-interest rate, for 6 years. This will never happen again.

They are expected to rise by the end of the year but fixed interest mortgages are already rising in anticipation of that rise. The cost of money is rising.

Long Term Fixed Rates

Those wanting longer term fixed rates need to get those now.

There has been a rush of mortgage applications over the last few weeks as house buyers rush to get those once-in-a-lifetime deals.

Cheap contractor mortgage deals are coming to an end. There are only days, or at most weeks, to take advantage of this.

Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Tony Harris has been getting contractors specialist contractor mortgages for years now. Through hin 95% contractor mortgages are now available for all contractors.

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He can get them cheap contractor mortgage deals based on just their contract and with mortgage offers of up to 4 times their daily rate annualised (weekly rate x 48).

If contractors went to a bank or building society they would have to produce three years worth of accounts and get a quote based on their Director’s salary.

For more information click on Contractor Mortgages.

To find out more, or to apply before rates rise, just click on Contractor Mortgage Application and fill in the form there.

Contractor Mortgages | Which Contractor Mortgage?

Which Contractor Mortgage

Which Contractor Mortgage?

People often ask us which contractor mortgage should a contractor choose?

What most contractors do is to walk into a high street bank or building society and ask for a mortgage. This is a huge mistake. They will tell you two things:-

1.  You need to produce three years worth of accounts

2.  The contractor mortgage offer will be based on a multiple of your Directory’s salary.

No matter which contractor mortgage you get it would be worse than if you would have got as a permanent employee.

Shock to Contractors

This will come as a shock to contractors – especially those that have been contracting for less than 3 years. Indeed, when I was told the above, a good few years ago, I just gave up for many years looking to own my own house.

I would have been better staying as a permie as I would have got a better mortgage offer. I wished that I had bought a house or flat PRIOR to becoming an IT contractor.

Of course, this was before the days of specialist contractor mortgages. Tony Harris started that market just over ten years ago.

He went to lenders and asked them to fund specialist mortgages for IT Contractors. This took lenders aback and shocked at his temerity in asking for long-term mortgages for people, i.e. IT Contractors, who had insecure jobs. This could be a disaster for them, they thought.

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However, this could potentially be a very lucrative market for them as there were a growing number, now measured in the hundreds of thousands, of IT Contractors in the UK.

So, Tony managed to get one lender to dip their toe (the very edge of their big toe) in the water to test specialist contractor mortgages to see if it would work.

And work it did!

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UK Contractor Mortgages articles

They found that IT contractors paid their monthly mortgage instalments at least as well as anyone else and didn’t default on their mortgages during hard times.

So, they started lending more IT Contractors money for specialist contractor mortgages. Then Tony started to get other lenders to loan money to IT Contractors after this initial success.

It meant that he was able to get better and better rates for IT contractors as the lenders fought each other to get into this new lucrative market. Remember this when you are considering which contractor mortgage you should get.

Mortgages for All Contractor Now

Within the last couple of years Tony was able to get these lenders to extend loans to all contractors and not just IT Contractors.

The deal he has got with them is much better than the deal that contractors would get if they walked into a high street bank or building society.

The main points of the deal are:-

1.  Contractors would not need three years worth of accounts. All the proof they would need to offer contractors a mortgage would be the contractor’s contract.

2.  The offer would be based on the contractor’s daily rate annualised. That is Daily Rate x 5 x 48 x 4.

Contractor Mortgage Offers

They can now get contractors mortgage offers on the same day that the contractor contacts them.

Indeed they can get first time contractors a mortgage offer on the very first day of their very first contract. It means that they can get the keys to their dream house approximately four weeks after their first day on a contract.

Indeed, in one case they got one first time contractor into his dream house just two weeks after starting his first ever contract.

Tony has so much credibility with lenders now that he can often get contractors mortgages at better than market rates.

Help to Buy Mortgages

With the advent of Help to Buy mortgages, he can get contractors 95% mortgages.

So, which contractor mortgage should you look for – one from a high street bank or building society – or one from a specialist contractor mortgage broker like Tony?

I think that one’s a no brainer!

To find our more about these specialist contractor mortgages click on Contractor Mortgage Application and fill in the form there.

Help to Buy ISA for First Time Buyers – Contractor Mortgages

Help to Buy ISA

Help to Buy ISA

Contractors have just had some great news from Chancellor Osborne in his 2015 Budget. He has created a Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers.

The Help to Buy scheme, brought in by the Government has been highly successful. It has provided the feelgood factor that the Government wanted going into the General Election in May.

Previously, lenders were asking for 20% and 25% deposits to first time buyers and they just didn’t have it. First time buyers are crucial for a healthy housing market. Their inability to get into the market was depressing prices.

So, the Government guaranteed 20% of the deposit. This meant that those first time buyers were able to get 95% mortgage again. They did so in droves.

This helped to push house prices up which engendered the Government’s feelgood factor. This, in turn, has brought the Conservatives level with Labour in the polls.

New Help to Buy ISA

Now, the Government has gone further and created the Help to Buy ISA.

It enables first time buyers to be able to save tax-free for a mortgage deposit in an ISA. Not only that, for every £200 a first time buyer saves the Government will add a further £50.

That should help!

Furthermore, it means you are able to increase your deposit by 25%.

It’s a huge boost to first time buyers, including contractors taking out contractor mortgages.

Help to Buy ISA in the Autumn

Said Emilie Heaney, an expert on both the contractor mortgages market and the ISA for contractors market:-

“Contracting first time buyers will be able to start saving in these special ISAs in Autumn 2015. You will need an initial deposit of £1000 to open a H2B ISA and can use it to save for homes worth up to £450,000 in London and £250,000 in the rest of the UK.

“So, your £1000 you will benefit from a £250 uplift from the Government.

“Overall this will be further positive news for the housing market starved of first time buyers with enough of a deposit to take that all important first step and should encourage a generation of new savers and we commend this to the house”.

To get in the queue for one of these new Help to Buy ISA products fill in the form here ISA Form

Contractor Mortgages Market Boom – Best Places for Contractors to Buy

Contractor Mortgages Market Boom

Contractor Mortgages Market Boom

There is a Contractor Mortgages Market boom, according to specialist contractor mortgages broker Tony Harris.

London has seen massive rises in the price of houses and apartments. With London becoming, more and more, an international city, the contractor mortgages market is set to continue in its upward path.

The best value in the next few years, though, could be in cities and areas who have more recently started rising in price.

Property Mortgages Market Boom Moving North

Every property market boom starts, firstly, in the south and gradually spreads throughout the country. It moves north generally.

The current contractor mortgages market boom is going that way.

This means that cities like Sheffield, Liverpool and Glasgow are likely to rise more than southern cities in he next few years. The contractor mortgages market is likely to increase significantly in those cities.

Property experts say that London house prices will continue to rise – but at a slower rate than northern cities.

Buy a House up North

Indeed, if a contractor from London got an extended contract in a northern city, like Liverpool or Glasgow, it might be a good idea to sell up in London and buy a house in Liverpool or Glasgow.

Firstly, it would be an absolutely palatial place you could get there just by selling a flat in a decent area of London.

Secondly, when it was time to go back down south again the contractor would get an even better property in London after selling his, or her, northern house for more than his previous place in London was now worth.

Your house could make more for you than your contract.

Average Annual Earnings

House prices in London are now 12 times Londoners average annual earnings. For the UK as a whole it is 6.3 times annual earnings.

Average house prices in both London and Oxford were now so high that they were more than 12 times local annual earnings – almost double the UK average of 6.3 times wages.

The cities where house prices have been rising for 6 years are as follows. They are Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Oxford and Manchester.

Contractor Mortgages Market Best Areas to Buy

Although property prices will continue to rise in those cities, it will be at a slower rate than the following cities which have only started to recover in the past two years.

They are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Leeds. Belfast has only started recovering in the past 18 months and houses there are at real bargain prices.

House Prices in those cities are only between 3 and 6 times local annual salaries. This makes them most affordable. There’s more room for property price rises in those cities.

London Property Boom

In the last 6 years the average property price in London has risen from £144,278 to £405,500. That’s astonishing. Part of that is due to London’s status as an international city.

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme has given a massive boost to the contractor mortgages market. It means that first time buyers could enter the housing market again.

They can get 95% mortgages now compared to 75% to 80% mortgages before.

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Low rates are also sending the market higher. These are the lowest rates that contractors have ever had – and many of the are taking fixed rate mortgages to lock in those low rates.

A contractor mortgages lenders war has intensified this year leading to some great bargains for contractors as regards mortgage rates.

Banks and building societies ask contractors for three years worth of accounts. Contractor mortgage brokers need just a copy of the contract.

High street banks and building societies base their offers on the contractor’s director’s salary. Contractor mortgage brokers base it on a contractors daily rate annualised – which is much more.

This has led to the current contractor mortgages market boom.

To find our more click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Contractor Crowdfunding Club

To learn more, or to join, our Contractor Crowdfunding Club click on Contractor Crowdfunding Opportunities

You’ll hear first about great crowdfunding opportunities and get in ahead of the crowd. Often these opportunities disappear in hours.

First Time Buyers Property Boom on back of Help to Buy

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First Time Buyers Property Boom

A first time buyers property boom has sent the property market soaring. Prior to the Help to Buy scheme being brought in by the Government, contractors were having to stump up 20% to 25% deposits if they wanted to buy a house or apartment. As you can imagine, most first time buyers could not afford that.

Therefore, these high deposits pretty much excluded first time buyers from the market and they are normally the lifeblood of the property market.

Laws of Supply and Demand

If you cut the demand for a commodity then, if the supply stays the same, the price decreases. Equally, according to the economic Laws of Supply and Demand, if you increase the demand for a commodity, and the supply remains the same, then the price goes up.

That is why house prices were previously falling and now they are rising.

With the addition of first time buyers to the market the demand has increased and so the prices have been rising. This has been because of a first time buyers property boom.

House Prices Rising

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that house prices rose by 9.% in 2014.

Mortgage lenders have reported that this first time buyers property boom has led to a record level of mortgages sold to first time buyers.

The average house price is now £272,000 – up £22,000 in just a year.

Specialist Contractor Mortgages Market

There’s also a first time buyers property boom in the specialist contractor mortgages market, according to specialist contractor mortgages broker Tony Harris.

He has been getting contractors mortgages for years. You are always better to use a specialist contractor mortgages broker. They can get contractors the best deals.

He can get contractors mortgages based on their daily rate annualised times 4. All they have to do is produce a copy of their contract.

If contractors went to a high street bank or building society they would ask them for 3 years worth of accounts. Any offer would be based on their Director’s Salary too.

To find our more click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Contractor Crowdfunding Club

To learn more or to join our Contractor Crowdfunding Club click on Contractor Crowdfunding Opportunities

You’ll hear first about great crowdfunding opportunities and get in ahead of the crowd. Often these opportunities disappear in hours.

 

Help to Buy Property Boom sends Housing Market Soaring

Help to Buy Property Boom

Help to Buy Property Boom

House Prices soared by £6,000 just last month in England and Wales boosted by a Help to Buy Property Boom.

That’s up 2.4% in just a month.

There was a fall of 4% in the number of new sellers.

Everyone knows that, according to the Economic Laws of Supply and Demand, if the Demand remains the same and the Supply (of housing) decreases then the price of that commodity (houses) will rise.

So, that’s what has been happening.

Buy To Let Property Owners

It seems that Buy to Let property owners are hanging onto their properties. It also seems that Buy to Let investors are long-term investors and are less likely to sell than other property owners.

With more Buy to Let property owners about, that is decreasing the supply of properties for sale even further and pushing up the price.

With mortgage rates at record lows and the Government helping new property owners to get 95% mortgages, there is a Help to Buy property boom on full flow.

Many people’s houses are earning more than the people who live in them.

Lenders Competing for Customers

Estate Agents are saying that they are seeing the lowest ever level of quality properties on the market. No one is selling except those who have to, as they watch their house prices rise and rise.

Lenders are now having to compete aggressively for customers and UK Contractors are taking advantage and sealing in these great rates. There’s a mortgage war happening at the moment and a Help to Buy Property boom.

Specialist contractor mortgage brokers are getting contractors fantastic rates, at the moment, based on just the production of their contract. They are also getting them 95% Help to Buy mortgage offers based on their daily rate annualised.

For more information see Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Top contractor mortgage deals for UK Contractors

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Top Contractor Mortgage Deals

Our mortgage partners have negotiated a number of top contractor mortgage deals.

Is it a good time to go for a variable rate?

Many house owners are expecting the interest rates from their variable mortgages to rise within the next year or so which will increase their repayments. So, contractors would be best to take a fixed rate mortgage if they want the top contractor mortgage deals.

Our partners have got credibility in the specialist contractor mortgages market. This is because their contractors have made all their repayments and don’t tend to have to give back the keys.

This is, also, because most of them take fixed rate mortgages and don’t have the worry of repayments rising when interest rates go up. Therefore, it’s as good a time as any for contractors to take fixed rate loans.

Here’s a tip. Recently the difference between 2-year and 5-year fixed rate mortgages has narrowed. So, it would be a good idea for contractors to pay the little extra and fix for 5 years rather than just 2 years.

Specialist Top Contractor Mortgage Deals

Our partners have found a new lender in the specialist contractor mortgages market who have this top contractor mortgage deal:-

– A 2 year fixed rate at 2.29% based on an 85% LTV
– £999 arrangement fee that can be added to the mortgage
Or
– A 5 year fixed rate at 3.29% based on an 85% LTV
– £1,999 arrangement fee that can be added to the mortgage
Another great deal secure by our mortgage partners with yet another lender is for those who only have a 5% deposit and have been contracting for more than 3 years.
They are offering:
– A 3 years fixed rate at 4.99% based on a 95% LTV
– No arrangement fee

Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Our contractor mortgages partner’s advisers will give you the best advice on which options are best for you for top contractor mortgage deals.

So, to find out more, or to apply, fill in the mortgage form at the bottom of this page:-

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British Contractor Mortgage Rates start with a Bang in 2015

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British Contractor Mortgage rates

You really do need to see British Contractor mortgage rates at the moment to believe them. They are sure to rise at some point after the election, so it is worth taking them now.

2014 is being heralded as the strongest year for mortgage lending since 2008. This is according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). However, 2015 looks set to follow in its footsteps. January has seen record low British Contractor mortgage rates.

Contractor Mortgages Best Rates

Since the New Year we have seen two-year fixed rates fall as low as 1.64% on a 60% LTV from Contractor champion Halifax which is an outstanding rate for Contractors with a substantial deposit.

This product does carry an arrangement fee of £1,499 from the Lender. However, this can be added to the mortgage rather than paid up front.

Best rates for Contractors with Lower Deposits

If you have less savings to put down, however, you won’t be disappointed. This is because a relative newcomer to the Contractor Mortgage market, Metro Bank, have released a raft of very competitive fixed rate mortgages at higher loan to values. These include 2 year fixed rates at:

– 1.99% on a 70% LTV
– 2.04% on an 80% LTV
– 2.29% on an 85% LTV

All of these rates carry a £999 arrangement fee from the Lender. However, you can add this to your mortgage so you won’t need to find the cash up front. The minimum loan amount is just £20,000 up to a maximum of £1,500,000. So, it suits Contractors buying at every level of the housing ladder.

5 year fixed rate mortgages at 2 year fixed rates!

Furness building society have launched a five-year fixed rate mortgage at just 2.94% on an 80% LTV. This is closer to the UK Contractor mortgage rates we have been seeing for two-year fixed rate products in recent months, particularly at this LTV level. Again this product carries a £999 arrangement fee but this can be added to the mortgage.

If you are considering fixing your mortgage for longer, to ride out any fluctuation in the market, then this Contractor-friendly Lender is offering a highly competitive rate. This should see you through the inevitable rise in the base rate over the next five years.

These British Contractor mortgage rates are exclusive to our specialist contractor mortgages partners.

British Contractor mortgage rates have never been better. To find out more from a mortgage Adviser today, or to apply, you should fill in the form on this page – Specialist Contractor Mortgages