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I’ve now organized two buy to let purchases through Capital Fortune and can totally recommend their services.
Anthony Yee, Sydney, Australia We offer a bespoke and holistic service to all UK expats seeking mortgages here in the UK. The UK mortgage market has shrunk considerably since the economic downturn with many high street banks and building societies withdrawing from the ex pat market. There remains a number of competitive options available. Typically, we deal with ex pats based in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle and Far East, as well as the States and Canada - although we usually assist expats wherever they are in the world. Our team can source mortgages for ex pats both coming back to the UK and remaining in their host country.
A professional and smooth process…from start to finish.
Mrs P Ustunkal, Turkey Despite difficulties with credit scoring applicants and jurisdictional issues, a number of lenders have remained in the ex pat market and mortgages can be potentially sourced whether you are employed, self employed or even retired.
As you would expect with an award winning company, all our finance is arranged through fully authorised, regulated mortgage lenders, whom can offer Capital Fortune, exclusive products and rates.
As a comprehensive panel of lenders broker in this area, we know our lenders and lending criteria. Importantly, we appreciate the ambiguities and difficulties in this area of UK lending and work to provide an appropriate solution. We regularly assist clients with mainstream and complex finance and we are UK specialists in arranging mortgages for clients with non standard requirements.
I’d like to introduce you to my friend Anna, given you’ve been so helpful with my mortgage.
Lesley, Dubai We have been voted the Overall Adviser of the Year for the largest UK mortgage and protection network, two years in a row and have recently won a national industry award for Excellence in Treating Customers Fairly. A number of our clients watched us on BBC TV Newsnight and supported our shortlist nomination for Best Broker Prime and Best UK Mortgage Adviser at the prestigious Money Marketing Financial Services Awards and British Mortgage Awards respectively.
There are three stages to our award winning process:
|Typically clients using the service, tell us they want to discuss their current situation and take us through any difficulties they may have. We can quickly give an indication as to the feasibility of what they are looking to do, undertake detailed research on the potential rates, confirm we can safely assist and importantly, express how we operate.|
|2||Approval in Principle|
|This stage involves completing a 45 minute Mortgage Fact Find questionnaire over the phone to fully assess needs and requirements. Once complete, we undertake research across a comprehensive panel of lenders to recommend the right mortgage. A detailed illustration is provided which we will take you through. If you are happy with the illustration we will then request documents from you to support the application. On receipt of the documents we will obtain formal approval in principle from the lender.|
|We will process your full mortgage application and liaise directly with the lender on your behalf. We organise the valuation and deal with any issues that may arise during the mortgage application.|
We still appreciate however, we are not right for everyone and typically we best assist clients
- With non-standard/non-traditional requirements;
- That are time pressed and need the most competitive and quick results; or
- That just need an independent guiding hand through the minefield of products to obtain them the most competitive deal and to assist them through all the complexities within the mortgage process.
We pride ourselves on delivering advice which is accurate, tailored to your situation and fully compliant with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) guidelines and best practice.
For help and assistance, call us today on 0207 710 0400 to speak to one of our Mortgage Advisers.
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*APR = Annual Percentage Rate *ERC = Early Repayment Charge
*These figures are only illustrative. An assessment of your needs will be confirmed before a recommendation can be made. A Key Facts Illustration, which is personal to your circumstances, will be provided if a recommendation for a mortgage product is made.
In assessing your requirements, we do not use credit scoring and we can provide an accurate estimate of the amount of borrowing and the viability of your requirements, without effecting your credit score.
We avoid credit searches at the initial stages given that numerous credit searches will impact your ability to access cheap credit. It is clear that too many credit applications in a short period of time will impact your score and whilst it is important to shop around, formal applications for a mortgage can trigger rejections, as it gives the impression you may be desperate for credit. It is essential when making enquiries for any financial product, that the Company does not credit score you, until such time as you have agreed to make a formal application.
We can indicate your chances of approval prior to any application being made and where necessary, can obtain decisions in principle from lenders who do not use credit scoring.
Typically we assist customers who have a number of financial commitments and they are looking to understand how much they can borrow. A number of mortgage calculators are used on the Internet, which provide an indication of the amount of borrowing based on an income multiple. In reality, the calculation is much more complex and varies borrower to borrower and lender to lender. For example, a mortgage calculator may indicate a 4 times income multiple, but given the particular individual circumstances of the client and the lender’s chosen criteria and underwriting, the borrower may actually achieve 6 times income. In contrast, a mortgage calculator may indicate 4 times income, but due to an applicant having financial dependents, certain types of income, such as bonus or commissions, or other financial commitments, the specific lender may only allow 2.5 times income.
Clients we assist tell us from the outset, they would like a guarantee of the amount they can borrow and our knowledge of specific underwriting policies within lenders, allows us to accurately estimate, exactly what is available.
Importantly an initial discussion and agreement through us, does not impact your credit score
Capital Fortune are award winning London based mortgage brokers. We are based in the heart of London’s financial district near the Bank of England. We offer advice to first-time buyers, those moving house and to those looking to re-mortgage their existing deal to get a better mortgage rate.
We’re not tied to one lender so you can be sure we’ll get the best deal for you, from the bank or building society right for you.
We provide finance on both residential and Buy to Let property and can assist whether your looking to buy your first home, looking to re-mortgage or refinancing and restructuring your portfolio of buy-to-let properties. Our advisers are here to help.
We advise customers nationally from the Scottish Islands to the Isle of Wight and cover all the regions within the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland.
Typically, we best assist clients with non-standard requirements and those we successfully help, generally face some sort of difficulty in the mortgage market. They seek not to be penalised for this difficulty and we look to secure them highly competitive, mainstream rates by asking our lenders to take an holistic view of their circumstances.
As expected, we offer all the usual mainstream products all standard mortgage advisers offer, but more importantly, we look to place cases of a more complex and specialist nature. This includes the self-employed, those with difficult income streams, contractors, unusual properties, foreign nationals, British ex pats abroad, overseas diplomats and those recently divorced.
We have long term relationships with nearly all the major UK lenders and have built strong trusted connections with lender underwriters at both a local and national level. Many of these key partners, prove the key to the success sometimes extending the parameters of their advertised lending criteria to assist our clients.
The promise of a rate is not the same as actually delivering a formal mortgage offer in the exact same terms. Our promise is our guarantee and many of our published independent client testimonials, confirm our ability to both deliver and help.
Alongside mortgage finance, our advisers will find you competitive life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection as well as being on hand to advise on a range of company and business insurance options.
Your Capital Fortune broker will be regularly on hand, not just through the process, but afterwards, sometimes, when you may need us most. We don’t just want you undertake the one transaction with us but seek to build a long term relationship and many of our clients have been with us for many years.
We seek to ensure the best possible results for those who choose to use us.
We totally appreciate we are not right for everyone. There are a range of other mortgage brokers in the UK but we hope that on searching through our website, viewing our published rates and transparency, that you will obtain a clear sense of how we operate and how we will look to assist you obtain the most affordable and suitable deal.
Our mortgages are here for all to see and if general information is all you need, you can search yourself here.
However, if you need the assistance of our broker team, we are here to help.
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