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If you’ve entered into an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) with your creditors, you’re hopefully feeling a little more positive about your financial future. You may even be thinking about buying a new home and wonder ‘how will an IVA affect getting a mortgage?’ While it could be trickier to get a mortgage will you are in an IVA it may be possible.
At Simply Adverse we have a team of professional mortgage brokers who specialise in finding mortgages for applicants with all kinds of credit issues. We have access to a range of mortgage lenders, including mortgage lenders who accept IVAs. Speaking to us can help you navigate your way through your application and maximise your success as you try to obtain a mortgage.
Our speciality is working with mortgage applicants with a poor credit score. We understand the impact that an IVA can have on your application, whether you're trying to get a mortgage after IVA completion or you’re still in an IVA. Simply Adverse have day-to-day experience of sourcing mortgages for people like you.
Simply Adverse has a team of professional adverse credit mortgage advisers, case managers and pre-underwriters who work together to deliver a straightforward process that takes the stress out of getting a mortgage with an IVA.
Stop wondering “does an IVA affect a mortgage application?” Instead contact the Simply Adverse team now and start your journey to a great deal. We won’t charge you a penny upfront, and the deals we find could surprise you.
An IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement) is a formal and legally binding agreement made between you and your creditors. An IVA helps you to pay off your debts on a monthly basis, over a specified period, and, as it is approved by the court, your creditors have to stick to it.
You must set up an IVA through an insolvency practitioner. An insolvency practitioner will work out both how much you can afford to pay, and how long the IVA will run for. They will also contact your creditors to get their agreement to the IVA. For the IVA to start, at least 75% of your creditors will need to agree. However if this threshold is met the IVA will apply to all creditors, even those that disagreed.
Fees are applied by your insolvency practitioner. There are generally 2 types of fees - a set up fee and a handling fee for each payment made - but these are usually added to your monthly payments. You shouldn’t have to pay anything upfront.
If you are in Scotland, there is a similar system, known as Trust Deeds.
You can pay off a number of different types of debts via an IVA including personal loans, overdrafts, credit card debts and even money owed to HMRC. You won’t however be able to use an IVA to pay off magistrate court fines, some types of car finance, student loans or child support/maintenance arrears. It is possible to include mortgage or rent arrears in an IVA but often creditors won’t agree to this.
When you apply for a mortgage, lenders will take the health of your credit file into account to determine whether you can meet your mortgage repayments. If you have used an IVA to help you manage your debts, then this information will appear on any credit report and will therefore be taken into account by lenders. This may make finding a competitive mortgage deal more difficult, but whether you have completed your IVA, or are still in it, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
n reality there is no such thing as an ‘IVA mortgage’, what there are are lenders who will approve applications from people with an IVA in their credit history. These lenders will look at many factors
With so much to consider it can be difficult to assess whether you are likely to be able to find a mortgage or remortgage or work out how much you may be able to borrow.
If you’re not sure how likely you are to get a mortgage because of your credit history, then taking our quiz is a simple first step.
While it won’t be able to tell you for certain how your previous IVA will affect your application success it can help you get a sense of where you stand. Once you’ve taken the quiz you can talk to one of the experts at Simply Adverse. We’re available 7 days a week.
It’s important that you speak to a mortgage adviser who has experience of handling applications for people who have or have had an IVA. At Simply Adverse our dedicated advisers will not only understand the barriers you may face, they will also have up-to-date knowledge about which lenders will be most likely to approve your application.
If you’ve come out of an IVA, or even if you are still in one, call us to discover how we can help.
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When you use Simply Adverse to support you with your mortgage application you get the benefit of a team of professionals all dedicated to taking the stress of applying for a mortgage away from you. We’ll make sure that all your paperwork is in order, hunt out the most suitable lender and submit your application. If you don’t believe how easy we can make it, take a look at our 5-star reviews
No upfront fees
When you come to Simply Adverse, you won’t pay anything until a formal mortgage offer is in place. This gives you the freedom to walk away.
We work with a range of lenders
From high street to specialist, Simply Adverse are whole-of-market brokers who work with a broad spectrum of lenders . We’re not tied to a panel, and so we can give you one of the widest choices out there
Use our IVA Mortgage Quiz
Take some of the uncertainty out of looking for a mortgage after an IVA by taking our quiz. Discover more about your suitability for an IVA mortgage.
If you’re concerned about getting a mortgage with an IVA talk to the brokers at Simply Adverse. We’re authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, in addition to being fully Cemap qualified.
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