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Case Studies

Our flexible, human approach to underwriting enables us to help customers where others cant. Find out more about some of the recent cases we have been able to assist with – click on the studies below to find out the circumstances and how we were able to give these customers a new lease of life.

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Scenario

Single retired applicant, transfer of equity and looking to take out a new Interest Only mortgage for the remainder of their retirement.  Their current lender was demanding repayment and due to their age they no longer qualified for the traditional High Street lenders products.

Outcome

We were able to offer the full loan amount by using an indefinite retirement age for a small employed income stream.  This enabled the customer to clear their first charge mortgage and have additional funds available to purchase a buy to let 2nd property.

Scenario

Self employed semi-retired couple, coming to the end of their current mortgage term, wanting a new product to take through to retirement based on their ongoing income from the business.

Outcome

Our pragmatic and human approach to underwriting allowed us to review the business accounts and consider the nature of the customers roles within the business.  The result was that we were comfortable that they would receive a salary for the life of the loan, which enabled us to proceed with their application.

Scenario

Retired couple, past maturity with current lender and placed under great pressure to clear capital from existing loan.  No longer fits criteria with current lender due to age and no longer qualifies for a traditional High Street lender but does have existing buy to let properties as additional assets.

Outcome

By ensuring that the combined existing buy-to-let holdings would transfer to surviving applicant upon first death, we were able to class the ongoing rent from these properties as an income stream. The couple were granted the full amount requested, which enabled them to remain in their family home and enjoy the remainder of their retirement.

Scenario

Single retired applicant, with young dependant living at home, looking to repay first charge mortgage as the end of its term was imminent. He also wanted to raise additional capital to consolidate some other borrowings.  

Outcome

Our pragmatic and human approach to underwriting allowed us to review his debts and monthly outgoings and suggest, with advice being offered by the Intermediary, a restructured payment plan which enabled him to consolidate his existing mortgage and two unsecured loans.  This improved his monthly disposable income by over £200 per month.

Scenario

Retired couple in their 60’s looking for a capital raise to consolidate unsecured debt, with the additional financial security of a pension fund.

Outcome

We were able to offer the full loan amount (more than £250k) requested, which enabled consolidation of the existing debts which reduced the customers expenditure by over £2000 per month in unsecured debt payments.  It allowed them to fully clear their debt, support dependants and enjoy their retirement.

Scenario

Semi-retired couple looking for a purchase mortgage of more than £600k.  Mr is currently self employed and a 50% shareholder in the business and intends to continue working in an oversight capacity way past a ‘normal’ retirement age.

Outcome

We reviewed documentation and undertook discussions with the couple’s accountant to ascertain the plausibility of the customers income into the future. This enabled us to consider the self-employed income for the life of the loan. The customers also had life policies in place and some pension income to fall back on if required.  We were able to offer the full loan amount requested and the couple were able to purchase their dream property.