Mortgage Market Report – The Past 2017

HOT MORTGAGE TOPICS 2017 By Chris Morgan

2017 has seen many changes to the Mortgage Market in the UK, in particular to the types of mortgages available and the way that products are distributed. Since the end of the last recession there have been continued and relentless changes to mortgage criteria and the rules that govern mortgage lending.

None of these changes have been kind to consumers, with many groups of borrowers effected in their ability to raise finance and access mortgage products. This has all been very deliberate to restrict mortgage lending by banks and building societies, to firstly recapitalise, to grow their balance sheets and then generate profits.

Here’s some of the recent types of mortgages that have most definitely been effected by new government legislation and mortgage lenders criteria changes. You’re unlikely to find these types of Mortgage Finance on the high street anymore.


Borrowers with any kind of previous arrears, defaults, County Court Judgments (CCJs), repossession, bankruptcy or voluntary arrangements on their credit file are likely to find mortgages particularly difficult to obtain. The major high street lenders have lost interest in providing mortgages to this group of people and they should approach a specialist mortgage broker for advice.


Since government changes to tax legislation Buy To Let mortgage criteria has been particularly tricky for both new and existing landlords. Some landlords are finding it difficult to draw their existing Equity for repairs to properties or to grow their portfolios. Once again the high street lenders are unlikely to offer finance and landlords should seek advice from a specialist broker.


For people returning to the UK from abroad it has become very difficult for them to obtain mortgage finance, with most lenders these days using electronic credit scoring, which requires two or three years UK address history. Borrowing for this group of people has almost come to a halt, but thankfully there are some options available by taking specialist advice.

These are just some of the Mortgage types where “Unusual Mortgages” can be of use to borrowers looking for finance, in our next blog article we will look at “The Future 2018”, and what this might mean for Debt Consolidation, Specialist Mortgages, Self Employed Mortgages.

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If you have been turned down for a mortgage or are worried about approaching lenders due to the way you have been treated in the past, why not give us a call. Within 15 minutes you will know if your hopes and aspirations are a reality, with a sound opinion from the most experienced mortgage broker in the United Kingdom at placing “Unusual Mortgages”.

If you require more information on Complex Mortgages, Multiples Mortgages, Buy to let, Self Employed or Adverse Credit Mortgages  you can contact Unusual Mortgages onUK 0845 474 3075 or International +44 1404 45397, email at

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    Unusual Mortgages are Independent Mortgage Advisers who specialise in arranging Complex Mortgages. Our lead financial adviser Chris Morgan has 30 years of experience in Banking, Finance and Mortgage Advice.

    He is a former Financial Adviser of the Year, Barclays Young Business Person of the Year and finalist in the FT Adviser Mortgage Adviser of the Year contest. He has also won a host of other community and industry awards for his consumer facing work within the finance industry.

    Chris has recently been shortlisted at The European Diversity Awards for Barclays Campaigner of Year. This is for his work as a Diversity Leader within the UK Financial Services Industry.

  • Complex Mortgage Service

    Unusual Mortgages offers highly experienced and expert advice, from an industry leading financial adviser in return for reasonable fixed arrangement fees. On a number of occasions we have met clients who were quoted elsewhere, broker arrangement fees of between 1% and 1.5% of the mortgage, which can equate to literally thousands of pounds of extra fees.

    We have developed a business model and professional advice process that allows us to offer Independent Mortgage Advice at highly competitive fixed broker fees. which are extremely low in comparison to other fee based brokers.

    Unusual Mortgages have recently saved one particular client literally thousands of pounds in arrangement fees and total interest payable over the term of his loan.

    These are the main “Complex Mortgage” areas which we can offer our advice in return for Set Fees.

    Adverse Credit Mortgages, Buy to Let Mortgages, Complex Mortgages, Contractor Mortgages, Debt Consolidation, Development Finance, Downward Trend Income, Expatriate Mortgages, Landlord Mortgages, Let to Buy Mortgages, Mortgage Term Ending, Multiple Mortgages, Mortgage Rejected, Professional Mortgages, Re Mortgages, Returning to the UK, Right To Buy, Second Home Finance, Self Employed Mortgages.

    We are especially experienced at assisting people to find mortgages with Arrears, Adverse Credit, Bankruptcy Defaults, County Court Judgement's (CCJ's) and Late Payments on their Credit Record.


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