We know that COVID 19 (Coronavirus) continues to be a concern for you and your clients. We want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to maintain the best possible service to you during this time.
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From the 2nd November any borrower who was furloughed under the government’s Coronavirus job retention scheme, must have a minimum of 1 month pay at pre-pandemic salary.
We will require the last 3 months payslips to evidence current income and that this has returned to pre-furlough amount.
We will also require the last 3 months bank statements to assess income and expenditure.
Bonus, Overtime and Commission
Bonus – maximum of 50% averaged over the last 2 years;
Overtime – maximum of 50% averaged over the last 3 months;
Commission – maximum of 50% averaged over the last 2 years;
Where any elements of a borrower’s income are reducing, including overtime, commission and bonuses the lower amounts will be used in the affordability assessment.
In addition the following confirmation in writing from the applicant’s accountant of the following:
If the applicant(s) do not use the services of an accountant we will require the following additional information:
ALL SELF-EMPLOYED CASES WITH EVIDENCE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID-19 WILL BE SUBJECT TO MORTGAGE CREDIT RISK COMMITTEE APPROVAL
|As part of your DIP submission, we will ask you to complete a supplementary Coronavirus declaration for your applicants. It is vital that if at any stage your applicant’s circumstances change you immediately inform the Society so we can assess how this affects their application / offer. We will confirm with you immediately prior to offer whether there has been any change as a result of COVID-19|