The number of expat mortgages coming through brokers has risen steeply over the last 2 years, this figure now stands at 71% from 64% last year.
There has been a steady increase in mortgages sold by intermediaries to expat buyers and re-mortgagers as the market remains very buoyant indeed.
Need for help
Brokers believe the increase in regulation and complexities of the market are the driving factors. Affordability calculations and lender criteria have become harder for consumers to understand.
It is not surprising that more and more clients are choosing to obtain their mortgage via an intermediary as lenders require more detail than ever before. This is not to say it is more difficult to obtain an expat mortgage just far more complex. For the majority of expat clients who reside abroad communicating with a lender in the UK can be very time consuming and confusing.
Expats seem to value a personal service which is often missing from the high street banks email service, this is particularly the case with expats re-mortgaging.
Buying a home in the UK is a challenging task if done from afar so making the mortgage application as pain free as possible is obviously a huge advantage for the expat.
It’s very clear that expats appreciate the value of a broker who can guide them through the process and provide quality advice on the best options available to them.
Independent broker benefits
- Full range of mortgage choices
- Industry qualified advisers
- UK based for easy communication
- Fully automated service
- Faster completion
If you would like help with your new or re-mortgage, please make contact and one of our advisers will be happy to help.