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First time buyer

Keen to get on the property ladder? We’re here to help.

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Moving home

Moving up the property ladder or relocating to a smaller place? We’re here to help.

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Wondering how much you could save with a better mortgage deal? We’re here to help.

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Buy to let

Planning to buy a property to rent out? We’re here to help.

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Our lenders

We work with the UK’s leading specialist lenders to bring you more choice and better value.

Virgin Money
Scottish Widows
Metro Bank
Birmingham Midshires
Accord Mortgages

Best Buy Discount

2 Years 1.39%
Overall cost for comparison 4.8% APR

Best Buy First Time Buyer

30/06/2022 1.19%
Overall cost for comparison 3.8% APR

Best Buy to Let

30/06/2022 1.35%
Overall cost for comparison 4.8% APR

Frequently asked questions

Will I qualify for a mortgage?

Every application is assessed on an individual basis but the broad criteria are: 1) You must have a current contract in place. 2) You need to prove continuity in the type of work you do. 3) Borrowers new to independent working are acceptable. 4) Income can be defined via annualised rate. The only documentation CMME requires to support an application is a copy of your current contract, an up-to-date CV, trading accounts (where available), identification and bank statements. CMME can assess how lenders view your circumstances based on feedback from banking sector decision makers, with no obligation.

What rate can I get?

Before independent professional mortgages were created, many contractors, freelancers and consultants had to rely on self-certified mortgages with higher rates and higher fees. But today, with our help, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to secure the same mortgage rates as someone on PAYE. We don’t offer different pricing and we don’t deal with lenders who do because we believe it’s unfair to penalise you. Instead, we work closely with you to understand exactly the kind of mortgage you need, then we research the market to identify the lender best placed to help. We always keep our independent professional rate table up to date so you can stay in touch with best, most competitive mortgage rates out there.

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How is my application assessed?

A standard mortgage application is assessed based on salary plus dividends and/or net profit if you run a limited company. If you’re using an umbrella company then it will be your PAYE income. Traditionally, lending criteria has been based on individuals being either employed, or self-employed. The issue with this traditional approach is that independent professionals don’t fall into either of these categories, meaning the sum you’re able to borrow falls short of what you should be able to secure. When you are unable to provide trading accounts an independent professional application is evaluated based on your gross contract rate, with less emphasis on how you get paid. We use your current contract rate to establish a borrowing figure, and a copy of your CV, to demonstrate your skills and experience.

Why should I choose CMME?

We’re dedicated to supporting Britain’s growing community of independent professionals – ambitious, enterprising people like you who’ve backed themselves to make their own way in life.

We know being independent makes you different from the norm and too often that means government and conventional service providers end up leaving you in the lurch. We think that’s wrong and, since we launched in 2004, we’ve made it our mission to do something about it.

We believe being independent shouldn’t stop you buying the home you deserve. We’ve worked long and hard to help lenders understand independent professionals better and we’re ready to bring you the knowhow, the experience and the connections you need to get a great mortgage deal.

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