Simmonds Mortgages

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First Time Buyers and Residential Purchase - Wokingham

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We were recently approached by a couple who were first time buyers in Wokingham, looking to buy a residential property and were after our advice and expert knowledge of the market. With one being on self employed income and having only two years accounts and adverse credit, they wanted to know how much they could receive as a loan for the home purchase.

Due to one of the applicants being self employed during COVID-19, we had to research the lenders who would accept our client's current circumstances. The research had to be based on lenders who could take average from the last two years tax calculations for affordability. The process between the first contact to the mortgage offer was around two weeks, mainly due to COVID-19 and the physical valuation being delayed. During this time, I liaised with the lender's business development manager to make sure the application was correctly placed.

Once in contact with a correct lender who could accept the Wokingham clients' circumstances, the underwriter for the lender had multiple questions requesting explanations of how the self-employed applicant continued to work and earn during the pandemic. We provided true answers and plans of action for eventual acceptance for the mortgage offer. Despite having had historic adverse credit still secured prime rate.


What Our Client Had To Say:

Daniel was great at providing us with our mortgage quote. He provided efficient and professional advice and was very responsive in all aspects of the process. We really felt that he went above and beyond our expectations and made us feel at ease when applying. He then collated all of our information and made the process stress free for us, thank you Daniel.


We can help you!

If you are a first time buyer and are wanting support in applying for a mortgage or loan, we can help make the process easier by providing expert advice and support. Call us on 01344 225 149 or 07979 690 056. Alternatively please send us an email at and see how we can help you!





Simmonds Mortgage Services is an appointed representative of Stonebridge Mortgage Solutions Ltd and can source the most appropriate cover from its panel of insurers with a free review of you overall protection and insurance needs. As with all insurance policies, conditions and exclusions will apply

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Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Simmonds Mortgage Services Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Stonebridge Mortgage Solutions Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Registered Office: Simmonds Mortgage Services Ltd, Lexham House, Forest Road, Binfield, Berkshire, RG42 4HP. Registered Company Number: 1152 8784 Registered in England & Wales.

There may be a fee for arranging a Mortgage and the precise amount will depend on your circumstances. This will typically be £399.00 paid once the mortgage offer has been confirmed.

There may be a fee for arranging an Equity Release or Lifetime Mortgage and the precise amount will depend on your circumstances. This will typically be £799.00 and is due on completion of the mortgage.

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