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Mortgages For Armed Forces

Being in the armed forces can present a number of challenges when applying for a mortgage due to the nature of the job. The good news is that many lenders have mortgages that are designed specifically to address these challenges, but it can be hard work to find out what the best deals are from all of the lenders in the market.

This is where we can help. We are specialists in providing mortgage advice to military personnel and will help you find the best mortgage for your circumstances, whatever those are.

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What's Different for Military Personnel?

One of the most obvious challenges faced by those in the armed forces when it comes to getting a mortgage is overseas deployment. There are mortgage lenders out there that are happy to let you rent out your home to paying tenants when you are deployed overseas, without charging you a higher mortgage rate or requiring you to switch onto a buy-to-let mortgage.

This is known as consent to let. Lenders have different approaches to how this works, but there are options to vary the length of time you're letting out your home to be in line with when you are overseas. It's also possible to apply to mortgage or remortgage when you're deployed overseas as there are lenders which are prepared to accept your British Forces Post Office address rather than needing you to demonstrate permanent residence in the UK to be eligible.

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First-Time Buyers in the Military

All first-time buyers are eligible for the government's Help to Buy scheme which runs in England until 2020. But there is also a specific Armed Forces Help to Buy scheme designed to support those serving in the British military. Under this scheme, you can borrow up to 50 per cent of your annual salary interest-free up to a maximum of £25,000. This can then be put towards buying your first home. The scheme is currently open until the end of 2018.

Further details on the scheme can be found on the government website here.

Find Out Current Best Rates

Property Value
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Mortgage Amount
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Reason for Mortgage
Mortgage Type
Lender Initial Rate Type For Then APR* ERC* Fee
Clydesdale Bank Intermediary 2 Year Discount £1449 Fee CLY0.99%DiscountSep-20204.95%4.3%2 years £1449
Monmouthshire BS 2 Year Discount £1999 Fee Purchase BMO0.99%Discount2 years 4.99%4.4%2 years £2149
Progressive BS 2 Year Discount No Fee Purchase BPG0.99%Discount2 years 4.75%4.3%2 years £0
Accord Intermediary 2 Year Discount £1495 Fee ACC1.09%DiscountSep-20204.99%4.4% £1495
Barclays Bank 2 Year Tracker £1999 Fee Purchase Wealth BWO1.19%Tracker2 years 3.99%3.6% £1999
Leeds BS 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee BLH1.19%TrackerJun-20205.69%4.8%30-Jun-2020 £999
Nationwide BS RETENTION 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Existing Borrowers Cashback BNW1.19%Tracker2 years 3.99%3.6% £999
Nationwide BS 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee BNW1.19%Tracker2 years 3.99%3.5% £999
Nationwide BS FTB 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Cashback BNW1.19%Tracker2 years 3.99%3.6% £999
Nationwide BS RETENTION 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Existing Borrowers BiR BNW1.19%Tracker2 years 3.99%4% £999
Mortgage product availability is subject to status and availability. Although great care is taken to ensure that product details are as accurate as possible no liability can be accepted for errors or omissions.
*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.
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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.

 

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