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Trinity has a wealth of experience in arranging finance for both property purchases and re-mortgages.

We have access to over 40 of the leading mortgage lenders and, also, the mortgages being offered by smaller building societies and the best private banks.

Buy-to-let Mortgages

Buy-to-let property investments can offer regular rental income or even act as an alternative to a pension annuity. Trinity has access to lenders providing impressive rates and generous rental calculations enabling them to offer more generous loan sizes. 

We also offer:

  • First-time buyer mortgages
  • Mortgages over £500,000
  • Interest-only mortgages
  • Mortgages for Professionals
  • Second home and holiday let mortgages
  • Buy-to-let portfolio reviews
  • Investment banker mortgages
  • Private bank mortgages

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Barclays providing 5.5 times salary mortgage offer to borrowers earning over £75,000

Barclays is providing 5.5 times salary mortgages to new and existing Premier and Barclays Wealth customers. 

Initially, the enhanced income multiple was due to end last year, although it has been extended with no set expiry date. 

The bank has raised the maximum income multiple for applications from 5 times salary to 5.5 times salary for all residential capital repayment mortgages.

Interest-only applications will not be considered, although the lender will potentially offer a 35-year repayment term to a maximum age of 70. This should lower the monthly costs.

If you do not have a Premier account, Trinity can arrange for a personal banker to contact you and open an account prior to the application being submitted. One applicant will need an annual income of £75,000 to qualify. If one applicant does not earn £75,000 you will need a joint income of £100,000 to qualify. You can also have £100,000 saved or invested with the bank. 

Our brokers also have access to a specific broker-only team regularly providing impressively fast mortgage offers.

Aaron Strutt, product manager at Trinity Financial, says: “Barclays 5.5 times salary mortgage offer has been popular with our clients, particularly as most high-street banks and building societies will lend between four and five times salary. They do not regularly offer mortgages over five times income. 

“Trinty has access to another lender offering up to 5.5 times salary mortgages providing clients earn over £80,000 - either individually or as part of a joint application. The lender has great rates and you do not need to open a premier account to qualify. The maximum loan is £500,000.”

To secure a 5.5 times salary mortgage call Trinity Financial on 020 7016 0790.

One in five contractors worry about qualifying for a mortgage

Contractors fear they will find it harder to qualify for a mortgage according to research by Accord Mortgages.

The survey commissioned by the broker-only lender, owned by the Yorkshire Building Society Group, said one in five (22%) contractors and self-employed workers believe the way they are paid makes it harder to qualify for a mortgage compared to employed workers.

It also showed nearly a third (29%) of contractors think banks and building societies perceive them as being a bigger lending risk. While the number of workers worried about being accepted for a mortgage is greatest (19%) among those with less than two years’ experience contracting. 

Aaron Strutt, product director at Trinity Financial, says: “Some of the biggest banks are very keen on contractors because they are often well-paid and experienced professionals.  

“We have helped a wide range of contractors, often when they have left employed roles and started working in the same line of business on a contract basis.”

Some banks have been running pilot schemes through brokers to test their systems and ensure contractor applications will go through smoothly. They are looking to catch up with the leading contractor lenders.

Accord Mortgages commissioned the survey of 250 contractors and self-employed workers and it was conducted by YouGov.

To secure a contractor mortgage, call Trinity Financial on 020 7016 0790.

Mortgage offers and decisions in principle

For many borrowers it is important to secure a 'decision in principle' or an 'agreement in principle' before they make an offer to purchase a property.

A decision in principle (DIP) or agreement in principle (AIP) provides a good indication to the client (and increasing the estate agent) they would qualify for a mortgage. However, it is not a mortgage offer and does not provide a guarantee of lending.

Initial agreements require a minimal amount of information, and the lenders use mortgage underwriters and property valuers to ensure the applicants and their properties meet their acceptance criteria.  

The agreement is typically valid for three months.  

What is a mortgage offer?

Once your offer to buy the property is accepted, you have passed the decision in principle and your application has been submitted, the lender will assess the case. When the lender is happy, and the property has been confirmed as sufficient security you will be provided with a mortgage offer.  

Mortgage offers typically last between three and six months. Although, some lenders have specific completion deadlines and set product dates. It is also worth noting, purchase and remortgage offers can be valid for different time periods.

Santander, HSBC and Yorkshire Building Society all provide six-month offer deadlines for purchases and remortgages. Halifax mortgages are set to the product expiry date.

What happens if the mortgage offer expires?

If your mortgage offer expires and you need to get it extended, the lender is likely to re-assess your application and potentially carry out a new credit score and another affordability assessment.  It may also carry out an updated property valuation.

Once your offer has been produced, it is not advisable to take out new credit cards or loans. If the lender checks you again and you have more debt or you've been declined for credit, it may affect the application. 

Trinity can help you secure a decision in principle

If you approach some of the high street banks and building societies, you can wait weeks for an appointment with an adviser. While some appointments can also take hours to complete.

If you call one of our brokers and provide us with the list of documents we require, if you are in a hurry we can secure a decision in principle on the same day.

Aaron Strutt, product director at Trinity Financial, says: “Most mortgage lenders are offering their lowest ever rates and if you approach one bank, it's advisers will not check the market and tell you if there are any cheaper or more suitable mortgages available to you.”

To secure a 'decision in principle' call Trinity Financial on 020 7016 0790.