Contractor Mortgages

Specialist Mortgages for Contractor and Freelancers


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Securing a mortgage as a contractor of freelancer may seem daunting - but at MortgageKey we have a track record of helping people find highly competitive deals.

And as many lenders now make offers purely on daily contract rates – not years of company accounts – you could secure a mortgage as soon as you start contracting.

Why Choose MortgageKey for Contractor Mortgages?

We know the contractor mortgage market

Our team’s knowledge of the contractor mortgage market, and excellent relationships with lenders, ensure you get the best offers

We’re completely independent

We’ve no tie-ins with certain lenders. As we’re fully independent and unbiased our focus is solely on finding the best option for you

Pay nothing until completion

We don’t ask for any payment until your self-build mortgage deal is complete

Award-winning expertise

We’ve been recognised for our fantastic range of products due to our large network

Award-winning mortgage and loans experts – ready to help you today

Our team of specialists will guide you through the process of securing a mortgage, buying a home or taking out a loan – finding the very best deals for you and your family.

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Contractor Mortgages - Your Questions Answered

Despite their ‘higher risk’ nature of work, contractors and freelancers are increasingly being assessed in the same way as company employees for mortgages.

And, as our expert advisors at MortgageKey are completely independent, keeping up-to-date and in contact with a wide variety of lenders, we can secure deals much which are more straight forward than if you walked into a high street bank.

What is a Contractor Mortgage?

Contractor mortgages are a specially designed for people whose income is reliant on contracts.  All of the normal mortgages can still be accessed, but given there are no firm guarantees about the monthly repayments once a contract comes to an end on a project, a significant financial assessment should be expected and prepared for.

Do contractors struggle to get a Mortgage?

At MortgageKey we have found there to be a good range of lenders willing to offer mortgages to contractors and freelancers, and for quite some time this has been based purely on their contract rates, so there’s no need for a backlog of accounts to secure a deal.

Will I need a large deposit to secure a Contractor Mortgage?

Like any mortgage deal, the bigger deposit you are able to commit to the better, but it is myth that contractors have to put down a much larger deposit payment than people who are employed. Factors including income and period of borrowing come into consideration as they do all mortgages. There are contractor mortgages being offered with 10% deposits.

Why use a specialist broker to find a Contractor Mortgage?

A high street bank or building is likely to ask for a number of years accounts, which of course places a major obstacle in the way of first time contractors. At MortgageKey, our complete independence means we can research and find the very best deal to suit your individual circumstances.

We know there are many lenders who are very understanding of how contractors work and our team can advise on the most competitive mortgage interest rates being offered.

What our clients are saying

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