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In most cases we can secure your self cert mortgage using one of our flexible income options - these
include being self certified for 1 year or less (in some cases see below) - using just an accountant's certificate
and many more.
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A few years ago there was a lot of talk and hype about self cert mortgages, but can you still get one in the UK in 2018?
The answer to that question is no, as self cert mortgages have now been barred.
However, they are still available from lenders in Europe in 2018 but if you choose to go down the self cert mortgage route, then the recommendation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) would be that you get plenty of advice beforehand from a reliable UK mortgage expert.
What were self cert mortgages?
As you might guess from the name, a self certified mortgage meant that the borrower detailed how much money they earned when they applied, without providing any supporting documents.
In the past, they were used by self-employed people with income from different sources and those with a low salary but with high commissions.
Why have self cert mortgages been banned in the UK?
Self cert mortgages were banned back in 2011 because it became evident that borrowers were being provided with mortgages that they could not afford.
Now lenders must be absolutely certain that applicants can make the repayments for the entire mortgage period.
The FCA has now put in place guidelines that compel lenders to carry out detailed affordability checks. They also have to see proof of income and "must not accept self certification of income".
So is it OK to get a self cert mortgage in 2018 from a lender in Europe?
Not necessarily; although this may sound like a good loophole to use, there may be problems. European lenders, such as those in the Czech Republic, can offer self certified mortgages in 2018 online, but it is not wise to ignore the risks.
Because you would be using a lender from outside the UK, losing your home may be more probable if you get into trouble and are unable to keep up with the mortgage repayments. Your self cert mortgage from Europe would not be regulated by the UK FCA hence it would have far less protection.
You would have no guarantee of being treated fairly if you got into financial difficulties, the Financial Ombudsman Service for complaints would not be made available to you and the FCA will not be able intervene as the self cert mortgage would be subject to the regulations of the country in which the lender was based.
Finally, if your adviser in Europe recommends a self cert mortgage that you cannot afford, you will not be entitled to claim compensation.
As the same time, lenders in Europe have restrictions imposed upon them and can only be contacted online. You will not be able to phone them for assistance.
Proceeding with a self cert mortgage in Europe
For those prepared to take the major risks involved, the FCA strongly recommends the following:
• Before proceeding, talk to a UK regulated mortgage adviser
• Read the terms and conditions and look at what protection the mortgage would offer
• Investigate how the self cert lender would deal with you if you missed payments
• Be sure as to what fees you will have to pay
• Ascertain who they are regulated by
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