Coronavirus - Help us to help you.

From Monday 1 March 2021 Melton for Brokers will be open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.  Our Lending Team is available 9am to 12pm on Saturdays. Key Temporary Criteria

  • Maximum LTV is 90%
  • We are now accepting new build applications up to max 80% LTV (60% for flats)
  • We will consider furloughed applicants by referral only. Please contact us to discuss with full details of the circumstances before submitting an application
  • We are conducting desktop valuations on all applications up to 70% LTV that meet our AVM criteria. These can then progress to offer as normal. Applications above 70% LTV and those that do not meet criteria, will be progressed as far as possible and subject to a physical valuation before a binding offer can be issued. We are now instructing physical valuations in England & Wales

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  • Applicants must have been employed in their current job for a minimum of 3 months
  • Applicants must have been in continuous employment for a minimum of 12 months in the last 15 months, in the same line of work and having held no more than three jobs in that period
  • Employment within a probationary period will be considered where the applicant has been in continuous employment for the last 12 months and in the same line of work
  • Income paid in cash is not acceptable
  • Income paid in a currency other than £ Sterling is not acceptable
  • Maternity leave:
    • Where applicant is currently on maternity leave, they will be asked of their intentions to return to work. Income based on the response (i.e. full-time, part-time) can be taken into account in considering the application. The applicant(s) must be asked to confirm that the mortgage will remain affordable during the remaining maternity leave period
  • Employment by fixed term contract must have:
    • Been renewed at least once
    • Have at least 3 months to run to renewal
    • Have every chance of being renewed


  • Income will be verified in all cases by the most recent 3 monthly (or 6 weekly) consecutive payslips
  • A satisfactory employment reference from the applicant’s current employer (and from previous employer(s) if the applicant has had more than one employer in the last 24 months) is required where the LTV exceeds 75% LTV. References will also be required on lower LTV cases to establish, for instance, whether overtime or other payments are regular and likely to continue. The underwriter has discretion to ask for references as they see fit in relation to any application
  • Hand written documents will not be accepted
  • Three months’ full bank statements, evidencing receipt of salary, must be produced in support of each application

Rental Income:
Rental income must be verified by a letter or reference from an ARLA registered agent, or by reference to a tenancy agreement plus proof of 6 months’ rental income evidenced on bank statements