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
Visas: Family Visa (Spousal etc)

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially consider applicants who hold a Family Visa. Types of Family Visas are spouse or partner, fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner, child, parent or relative who’ll provide long-term care for you.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society will not consider applicants that hold a family visa.

Last updated:

06 November 2018

Visas: Minimum number months remaining on visa

Our standard acceptability

We do not lend to foreign nationals on a visa

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can consider an applicant on a visa and if so what is the minimum requirement (in MONTHS) that the applicant must have remaining on residential applications

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society will not consider an applicant on a visa

Last updated:

11 September 2020

Visas: Working Visa (Tier 1 - Investors, entrepreneurs and talent visas)

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially accept an application from an applicant that holds a Working Tier 1 Visa. These visas can be issued to Entrepreneurs, Exceptional Talents, Graduate Entrepreneurs, and Investors.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society will not consider applicants that hold a 'Tier 1' working visa.

Last updated:

06 November 2018

Visas: Working Visa (Tier 2 - Long-term work visas)

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially accept an application from an applicant that holds a Working Tier 2 Visa. These visas can be issued to General workers who've been offered a skilled position in the UK, Intra-company Transfers, Ministers of Religion and Sportspersons.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society will not consider applicants that hold a 'Tier 2' working visa.

Last updated:

06 November 2018

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Business Development Manager

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Arif Kara

Arif was previously a mortgage adviser, and focuses on North and West London. Contact Arif for help with your clients' mortgages.
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Michelle Parry-Bunter

Michelle has worked for the Society for over a decade and focuses on the South Coast. Contact Michelle for help with your clients' mortgages.
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Nathan Waller

Nathan, previously a mortgage broker, focuses on Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Kent. Contact Nathan for help with your clients' mortgages.
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Grace Bennett

Grace focuses around the West M25 area. Contact Grace for help with your clients' mortgages.
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Darren Deacon

Darren has over 28 years' Financial Services experience and focuses on both the East & West Midlands as well as the Southwest. Contact Darren for help with your clients' mortgages.
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Paul Roberts

Paul has over 30 years' experience and focuses on the North (inc. M62 corridor), Yorkshire & North East. Contact Paul for help with your clients' mortgages.
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