Since 2004, CMME have helped thousands of contractors get the mortgage they deserve. CMME can help you unlock your true borrowing potential based on all your sources of income.
With our knowledge and expertise with contractors, CMME can help you with:
Don’t accept an inferior mortgage offer, see what CMME can do for you.
CMME are one of the UK’s leading mortgage specialists for contractors, freelancers, and business owners
- CMME has helped 100,000 independent professionals
- Access to some of the most competitive rates in the market
- End to end ‘bespoke’ mortgage service designed for contractors
- Potential to borrow up to 5 x your annualised income
- Experts in complex income
- 93% of client applications are successful
- Rated 4.9 / 5 by CMME clients on Feefo!
Here are our top 5 tips when planning your mortgage
Know your minimum deposit
The minimum deposit needed for a mortgage is 5%. Lenders tend to favor individuals who have higher deposits, but this is true to anyone looking for a mortgage and not just contractors. To access the most competitive rates you should be aiming to save anything between 10 and 25%. There are mortgage options out there for less than that, but they will be on a much higher rate.
Maintain a spotless credit rating
Lenders have become increasingly risk-conscious and are continually on the lookout for reasons not to lend. A good deposit and a satisfactory income is often not enough to secure a mortgage. That is why it is essential to keep your credit rating up to scratch, leaving the lender no reason to turn you down.
Update all relevant paperwork
You will need to provide minimal documentation to support your application. Ensure your CV is up to date as it will be used to prove your skills and experience. You will also need to obtain a copy of your current contract as this will be used to demonstrate your earnings. By using both these documents we can avoid issues to do with affordability.
Use a specialist broker
The truth is that most lenders have little understanding about the contracting market, and as a result, their standardised procedures do not accommodate contractors. We have agreed bespoke underwriting agreements with a comprehensive range of lenders enabling us to secure mortgage funding based on a multiple of your contract rate alone.
Use your mortgage advisor to get an offer
When you are presented with your Agreement in Principle it is important to use it for your own reference rather than for the Estate Agents. When making an offer that is not the full amount we recommend contacting us to amend the figure on your certificate to match the offer, this way you are not revealing your negotiating position. If an estate agent knows how much you can afford they may attempt to secure a higher offer on behalf of the vendor.
Find out how much you can borrow today!
Contractor mortgages are quite complex, that’s why we offer a short, free initial consultation with one of our expert advisors will ensure you get a tailored quote.
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