A Mortgage Promise is an agreement in principle to lend based on an assessment of your personal circumstances and those of another applicant if you are applying together. It does not commit you to taking out a mortgage with us but by applying you will know how much we may be able to lend you subject to a full application.
A Mortgage Promise can help you in your search for the perfect property. You will have an idea of what we might lend you and it will show estate agents that you are serious about buying a home.
Once you have answered some initial eligibility questions you will complete our application form. This will give us a picture of your financial and personal situation. We'll run a soft credit check with a credit bureau. Only you will be able to see this on your credit record and it doesn't affect your credit rating even if we are unable to lend to you at this time.
From this information we will make an initial assessment and provide you with an indicative loan amount immediately. Following further assessment, this amount may change or we may decide not to lend. We will then email you with a decision and, if applicable, a confirmed mortgage promise by the end of the next working day.
If we cannot agree to lend to you at this time, we will tell you as soon as possible in the application process so we don't keep you hanging around.
Depending on the number of applicants and your personal situation it shouldn't take much longer than 15 minutes.
Before you start it is a good idea to have the following information to hand to save time:
We need 3 years of address history to undertake a soft credit check. If you have been in your current address for less than that you will need to have full details of your previous address(es). If you have lived overseas or at a BFPO address in the last 3 years you will need to call us on
0800 056 1088
Details of your financial commitments such as payments and outstanding balances for :
YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.