Criteria A-Z

As we manually underwrite our mortgages we’re much more flexible with our criteria than most. Using our common sense approach (and our ears!) means we can cater for a larger variety of life stages and circumstances for your clients than many other lender. 

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Owner Occupier Criteria
Help to Buy Equity Loan

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we accept Help to Buy (Equity Loan) applications.

Our policy notes:

We do not currently accept purchases under the Help to Buy scheme.

Last updated:

03 July 2017

Help to Buy Equity Loan Remortgage

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we are able to potentially accept remortgage applications where a Help to Buy Equity Loan exists and will continue to exist on completion of the remortgage.

Our policy notes:

Unfortunately, the Society does not do Help to Buy mortgages.

Last updated:

31 August 2017

Help to Buy Equity Loan Remortgage with Capital Raising

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we are able to potentially consider remortgage applications with an element of capital raising where there exists a help to buy equity loan and it will continue to exist on completion of the remortgage.

Our policy notes:

Unfortunately, the Society does not do Help to Buy remortgages.

Last updated:

31 August 2017

Help to Buy: Equity Loan Rate for Affordability

Our standard acceptability

does not take part in Help to Buy Equity Loan

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we will take the 'Equity Loan' portion as a commitment for affordability assessment and if so at what rate of interest is it calculated. 

Our policy notes:

Unfortunately we don't take part in the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme.

Last updated:

23 October 2017

Historic CIFAS Record (Years)

Our standard acceptability

3

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially accept residential applications from an applicant that is on the CIFAS register and if so, what time must have passed in order for us to potentially accept a new mortgage application from the customer.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society can potentially accept customers that are registered on the CIFAS register. We require the applicant's registration date to be at least 3 Years ago.

Last updated:

07 November 2019

House/Bungalow Maximum LTV (New Build)

Our standard acceptability

80

Criteria definition:

Indicates the maximum potential loan to value (LTV) we can accept where the property type is a NEW BUILD house/bungalow.

Our policy notes:

The maximum LTV we can consider is 80% providing applicants can evidence maintaining a current mortgage or tenancy agreement.

Last updated:

03 July 2017

House/Bungalow Maximum LTV (Standard)

Our standard acceptability

80

Criteria definition:

Indicates the maximum potential loan to value (LTV) we can accept where the property type is a house or bungalow and it is NOT considered a new build.

Our policy notes:

The maximum LTV we can consider is 80% providing applicants can evidence maintaining an existing mortgage or tenancy agreement.

Last updated:

03 July 2017

Affordability Calculator

Find out how much your residential client may be able to borrow. To see affordability for a Buy to Let client, use our Buy to Let calculator

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