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The clients were looking to remortgage their main residence. However, the fact that they were self-employed and that their income structure was complex, made arranging a remortgage a challenge.
The clients wished to borrow £250,000 against a property valued at £600,000. They wanted to replace their previous high street mortgage, with a new mortgage on an interest only basis.
The clients are in their 60s, self-employed and are paid in the form of a director’s loan. This is income which an individual receives from their company. It is not a salary, but money which they have previously paid into or loaned to the company. This created a challenge, as lenders generally do not accept this form of income. As a result the clients could not meet most lenders affordability criteria.
The clients approached us to assist them in sourcing a mortgage that suited their needs. We took the time to fully review their circumstances, and using our experience and expertise in dealing with complex cases we were able to find them a solution.
When approaching the lender, we presented the clients unused pension pot as a repayment vehicle for the mortgage, as an alternative to the director’s loans repayments. Between the clients they had a total pension exceeding £1 million, and would receive a guaranteed amount of £74,000 a year between them, for the rest of their lives.
We provided the lender with copies of the pension payments. This was enough proof for the lender that the clients had the funds available if they were needed, although they did not require it to be drawn. The lender could, therefore, base affordability on the unused pensions rather than the self-employed director’s loan. This suited the clients perfectly.
The clients were happy with the mortgage terms presented, and were able to secure funding to remortgage their home.
|APR:||Overall cost for comparison 4.6% APR representative variable|
|Lender’s arrangement fee:||0.75% of the loan amount|
|Early repayment charges:||3% of the remaining balance during the first 2 years|
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Overall cost for comparison 4.6%APR representative variable based on 10 years at 3.45%. Lender’s arrangement fees of 0.75% of the loan amount. The actual rate available will depend on your circumstances. Ask for a personalised illustration.
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