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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Perhaps if you had been more honest with the figures and reduced your borrowings it would have been easier.
    Great comment, thanks(!)

    I was totally honest with the broker (they had my credit report at the start). We discussed my PCP and when I asked if I should reduce my borrowing upfront I was told there was no need.

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    It seems existing broker has managed to get a decision in principle with Halifax for the mortgage I need.

    Feeling a bit devoid of confidence that it'll be fine but hopefully. Still, not the ease I expected employing an expensive broker.

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    Try going direct to the lender(s) as you can discuss your financial position and history directly with them rather than through a third person. Nothing is misunderstood then.
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    Try Neil Murray of London and country
    Last edited by Contractor UK; 16th May 2016 at 08:14.

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    Martin Lewis urges homeowners remortgage to avoid bonkers EU rules | Personal Finance | Finance | Daily Express

    The new EU laws could see UK homeowners stranded on their lender's expensive Standard Variable Rate (SVR) when their mortgage term comes to an end.

    The EU 'Mortgage Credit Directive' officially comes into force in March 2016 but can be backdated by six months.

    In effect, the directive is an extension of the mortgage affordability criteria that was introduced into Britain last year.

    The stringent rules stress test borrowers to make sure they can afford their mortgage deal, not just now but if interest rates were to rise to six or seven per cent.

    Under British rules lenders can bypass the checks when an existing homeowner is remortgaging. But under the EU directive lenders won't be able to do this.
    Possibly why no one wants to lend you much money?
    Patiently waiting for the much publicised and feared Brexit Doom.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post

    Possibly why no one wants to lend you much money?
    ... for your crazy overpriced house and your poor wage growth over the last 10-years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marius123 View Post
    Was hoping I could get a bit of advice from anyone who's gotten a mortgage based on their day rate in the past...

    I am using one of the contractor specific brokers (don't feel like naming which one quite yet as I'm quite angry with them) and they did the usual of giving me rough borrowing figures based on my day rate, telling my I could borrow approx 450k. They went as far as to look at my and my wife's credit reports and generally do what seemed like due diligence.

    Based on this we've found and agreed to buy somewhere. We need a much smaller mortgage than that amount (about 300k) but having put the actual application the lender (Nationwide, who we've been with for 15 years) has come back and said they'd only lend us about 225k.

    This would obviously scupper everything and is half what the brokers thought we'd be able to borrow.

    At the moment the broker is now going through my credit report with me with a fine tooth-comb and looking for discrepancies between what's on there and what we've told the lender. There's one significant discrepancy we're going to correct but I can't see how even that would make such a large difference and messing around with these numbers strikes me as fiddling while Rome burns.

    He's suggested a different lender may come up with a different number and although we'll try that I guess I'm really worried.

    My questions to experienced hands are as follows:

    Are these brokers charlatans, effectively lying beyond all belief before the application goes in?
    Has anybody been through the process and experienced similar problems with amount the banks are willing to lend them but has managed to sort things out (different lender, tweaking figures, etc).

    Please, any advice gladly received.
    It would appear that your broker has overlooked the information on your credit report. They have forgotten to factor in the PCP payment for the borrowing figure, if this was on your credit report that was supplied to them then it would be an error on their part, if not then its an honest error.

    The information they have requested from you is correct to do so and, in the majority of cases, is enough to give you an AIP. A full credit score with the lender also relies on the correct information being put into the application at the point of submission, any changes after submission will invalidate the score.

    All lenders are different and will apply different rules and calculations to an application - its highly likely they will be able to place your case with someone else and the application will be successful now they are using all the correct information.

    I hope it works out for you this time

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