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5.0 Based on 135 reviews from review us onNicholas S. ★★★★★ Fantastic service. Ellie and Jardelle were always quick to reply to any queries and very helpful throughout the process. Highly recommend!Stacey S. ★★★★★ Jason was brilliant to work with! Always on top of the transaction! Would highly recommend 👍Scott ★★★★★ Although I've not bought anything yet, they (Jason in particular) have been super helpful in my search for the right mortgage deal, whilst also giving an honest opinion during these difficult times. Would highly recommend.Sandra I. ★★★★★ Fantastic from start to finish! Natalia and Jason found me the best rate for my remortgage and they were extremely efficient! Best service I’ve ever received from a brokerage company. Thanks so much.Virmantas N. ★★★★★ Amazing service and great communication. Ellie Morgan had quickly completed all requests and over delivered all expectations.Highly recommended for those who want to get the stuff done without any delays!David W. ★★★★★ I have used ascot for 3 renewals since they done helped me with my purchase which was complicated and will continue to use them going forward. Very fair prices and very helpful and knowledgeable even with just general information.Adam B. ★★★★★ Natalia made life very easy for us when remortgaging. Third time using ascot always a breezeTaff G. ★★★★★ Ascot Mortgages have been brilliant. Easy to work with and incredibly helpful. I am always happy to recommend them. Natalia and Jason have made the whole process much easier than I was expecting. Excellent service.Daryl L. ★★★★★ We've had a fantastic experience with Natalia Barry and Jason Jones at Ascot Mortgages for our property purchases and refinancing. Their expertise, coupled with genuine care and understanding of our needs, made the process smooth and stress-free.They were consistently communicative, keeping us informed at every step. Their assistance in consolidating our protection cover was invaluable, simplifying what could have been a complex process.What set them apart was their personal touch – always polite and ready to pick up the phone for a chat. This level of personal engagement is rare and much appreciated.In short, Natalia and Jason are not just skilled professionals but also truly dedicated to their clients. We highly recommend their services to anyone in need of mortgage advice.Jason J. ★★★★★ Great company!Sarah A. ★★★★★ I have used this firm for several years and they have always been super helpful and supportive, attentive and resolved issues in really useful ways. Shout out to Alison, Ellie and Jardelle (and the team!)Georgia W. ★★★★★ We worked with Ellie to secure our mortgage and protection, and she was a dream! Being a first time buyer, I was quite clueless about the process, and in a time where mortgage rates have been quite high, she worked right til the end to make sure we were getting our mortgage at the best possible rate and was always available to answer all questions I had. Can't recommend enough 🙂Richard D. ★★★★★ Laura S. ★★★★★ As a first time buyer, trying to navigate through potential mortgages was a very daunting thought. Ascot Mortgages were recommended to me and I've been extremely happy with the service provided. They have guided me through every step and I finally have a mortgage. Very pleased and would recommend.Lucy B. ★★★★★ Having Phil as my mortgage advisor was great from the very start! He is down to earth and speaking to him was always a pleasure. The kindness, compassion and support I have been given all the way through what can be a stressful process was immeasurable. Phil and Jardelle worked as a solid team and was able to make me feel at ease all the way through buying my first home. The team were always available and the communication between everyone was always clear and I felt safe in the hands of the company as a whole. Thank you for helping me buy my first home!Flora R. ★★★★★ I worked with Richard (Protection Adviser) for a couple of days to sort out life and critical illness insurance. Absolutely brilliant, he found me and my husband the perfect policy. Very knowledgeable and easy to get on, he definetely makes things easy to understand. Thank you for the great service provided.Matthew R. ★★★★★ I've dealt with Phil at Ascot Mortgages for a while now and Phil always comes back back to me with the right plan.Keep the good work up!rafal W. ★★★★★ I would thoroughly recommend Phil Greenwood at Ascot Mortgages ltd to anyone looking to seek advice on purchasing a home.Phil was absolutely fantastic. He made the process very smooth and easy and was always there to answer any questions I had.Shahid L. ★★★★★ This company has been truly amazing in constantly giving me the support and help i need for my mortgage and for their continuous work ethic guiding customers like myself and educating them into making the best possible decisions. My special mention goes to Phil Greenwood who deserves every single credit for his brilliant work and communication skills. The more I got to work with Phil, the more he gained my respect as he is a hugely likeable man and possibly the best mortgage advisor yet. Even after I finished my time with Ascot Mortgages, I will never lose my trust in the company and I hope they exceed their business and gain even more success and popularity.Best wishes,Shahid Latif and familyPretty L. ★★★★★ Phil helped me renew my mortgage. He was great at keeping me updated with any rate changes and secured a lower rate than at the time my mortgage went through. Thank you Ascot for your supportNikki E. ★★★★★ Huge thanks to Richard Johnson for sorting out all of my insurance policies! I had accumulated a variety of life cover and various other policies over the years that all needed a good review and refresh. Richard was extremely patient and helped me to remove the duplication and choose the best cover to suit our current needs. I have used Ascot Mortgages for over 12 years and have met several members of the team, always finding the right help and support to work through what can be a complicated and stressful time. Thanks again, Richard!Andrew T. ★★★★★ Working with Richard at Ascot has been a great experience. He listened to us and was very professional throughout. This was our first experience with Richard but we've been using Ascot now for 6-7 years. Thank you all at AscotAngie B. ★★★★★ Always give a great service and find you a mortgage in a timely fashion.Alison is awesomeAndrew M. ★★★★★ We have used Ascot Mortgages for over 5 years now and have had excellent service throughout, primarily with Alison and Kevin. Our latest dealings have been with Richard Johnson who although new to us (and to Ascot I believe) has once again provided the 5 star level of service we have come to expect. His product knowledge is excellent offering a range of options supported with consistent communication and updates, always available on the phone or on email every step of the way.Ali H ★★★★★ Excellent service, a big thanks to Natalia Barry for her excellent support with my buy to let mortgage application, Natalia was professional, transparent, and kept me informed during all the process, and thanks to Jason jones for his assistance and support.js_loader

Written by:

Alison Gibson

Ascot Mortgage Expert

Last Updated:

26.02.2024

Written by:

Alison Gibson

Ascot Mortgage Expert

Last Updated:

26.02.2024

Getting on the property ladder is no mean feat in the current mortgage market. But with Ascot Mortgages you don’t have to give up your dream with our low deposit mortgages. Ascot Mortgages are experts in finding the very best high loan-to-value mortgage deals for their first time buyer mortgage customers with less than 10% deposit.

Even in today’s economic climate, there are still over a hundred high loan to value mortgages available (just 5% – 10% deposits) and Ascot Mortgages will search across the market, including many private lenders to find you a mortgage which makes buying your first home a real possibility and not just your dream! Request information on the current best high-loan-to-value (90% LTV +) mortgage deals.

  • We will find you the best rates on 85% fixed-rate mortgages deals
  • Free initial financial advice
  • Simple, fast, hassle-free service
  • We will search across the market for you

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High loan to value mortgage for first time buyers

High Loan to Value (LTV) Mortgages are usually the type of mortgage you will require when you are buying your first home and you have a limited deposit of 10% or less of the property you would like to purchase. A High Loan to Value Mortgage means you are able to borrow a high proportion of the value of the property, this is calculated as a percentage and can be easily calculated as LTV = Amount Borrowed (Mortgage) / Property Value.

For example if the property you wish to buy is £100k and you have a deposit of £15k then your LTV would be: 100k – 15k / 100k = 85% (this assumes the value of the property is the price which is being paid, the value will ultimately be determined by the mortgage lenders valuation survey).

Before the property market crash it was quite possible to get high LTV mortgages of 120% + (the additional 20% of the mortgage was given back to you, similar to a secured loan, but at the time the rates where much cheaper). Today however, most mortgage deals above 100% LTV have been abolished because they are deemed too risky for both borrowers and lenders. There are however still a number of 90% LTV mortgages available for those with good credit scores.

High LTV mortgages do come with stricter lending criteria which can vary between lenders – but fortunately as the mortgage market is beginning to ease up (2013) this lending criteria is gradually relaxing.

Word of caution – not all high loan to value mortgages offer a good deal – in fact it is quite common for low deposit mortgages to have very high lending charges, high interest rates, and /or expensive extended tie-in. So if you are considering taking out a 90 percent mortgage you should speak to a reputable mortgage broker such as Ascot Mortgages who will be able to make sure you are getting the best mortgage deal available.

First-time buyers with limited cash available for a deposit need to also factor in other unavoidable
expenses associated with buying your first home:-

  • Mortgage Arrangement Fee (this can in most cases be added to the mortgage)
  • Mortgage Valuation Fee (can sometimes be added to the mortgage)
  • Independent Homebuyer or Buildings Survey
  • Legal Fees (some lenders will contribute towards the cost of your legal fees)

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FAQ

A 60% LTV mortgage means you’re borrowing only 60% of the property’s value, with the remaining 40% covered by your deposit or equity. Key benefits include:

– Lower Interest Rates: Since lenders perceive a lower risk with a higher deposit, they often offer more competitive interest rates for 60% LTV mortgages.
– Greater Chance of Approval: A larger deposit often means a better likelihood of mortgage approval as it demonstrates financial stability and commitment.
– Smaller Monthly Repayments: With a lower loan amount and potentially reduced interest rates, monthly repayments might be more manageable.

Yes, it is possible to secure a 60% LTV mortgage for a second home or investment property. However, the criteria might be slightly different compared to a primary residence, and interest rates might be higher. Lenders will consider the potential rental income (for buy-to-let properties) and any other associated costs when assessing eligibility.

As with most mortgages, there can be various fees associated with a 60% LTV mortgage. These might include:

– Arrangement Fees: Charged by the lender for the mortgage product selected.
– Valuation Fees: For assessing the property’s value.
– Early Repayment Charges: If you repay the mortgage ahead of the agreed product term.
– Legal Fees: For conveyancing processes.

It’s important to discuss with your lender or mortgage advisor to get a full breakdown of all potential fees.

If you’re struggling to meet the repayments on a 60% LTV mortgage, it’s crucial to contact your lender as soon as possible. They might be able to offer solutions such as a payment holiday, changing the repayment terms, or other adjustments. If repayments are continually missed without any agreement, the lender has the right to start the repossession process. However, lenders generally view repossession as a last resort and will typically work with borrowers to find alternative solutions.

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