• Business Leader Award

    At the 2015 British Mortgage Awards, held in London on 9th July, Simon Checkley, Managing Director of Private Finance, received the top award for Business Leader of the year at a small to medium-sized mortgage broker. The judging panel, made up of the heads of various UK mortgage firms, were impressed by the growth of the Private Finance business under Simon’s direction, without compromising on its high standards of client service.

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  • Budget reaction - changes in buy to let tax relief

    Inevitably there will be upward pressure on rents as a result of these changes but no less demand amongst buy to let investors as this type of investment continues to look attractive. The losers here will be tenants. Would-be home buyers should act now to buy, as with buy to let investment continuing to look attractive, prices will continue to rise.

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  • Expat mortgages for UK property

    The UK housing market is showing signs of cooling down: this is good news for expats working abroad but wanting to buy a property in the UK, sometimes with a view to renting it out until they come home. But how easy is it to get a mortgage if you are based overseas? The answer is that not all lenders offer competitive mortgages to expat buyers, so finding the right deal for your individual requirements can be difficult.

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  • Mortgages for older borrowers

    If you are retired, close to retirement, or even if you want a mortgage whose term will end after you retire, then you may find that your borrowing options are somewhat limited. However, do not give up just because the high street lenders seem unwilling to help.

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  • How to pay off your Interest Only mortgage

    The introduction of new rules for the mortgage market in April 2014 (as part of the Government’s Mortgage Market Review) have meant that, although the UK economy has recovered from its depression of 2008 – 2014, lenders are now unwilling to offer mortgages on an Interest Only basis to many customers.

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  • Mortgages for unusual properties

    Are you thinking of buying, renovating or converting (or do you already own) an unusual property? Did you know that you are more likely to be approved for a mortgage in today’s market than at any time since the credit crisis of 2008?

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  • National Open House Day, Saturday 13th June

    If you are considering moving this year, we would like to draw your attention to a great event this weekend. It’s run by Strutt & Parker, one of the largest and most successful independent property partnerships in the UK.

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  • Self-employed mortgages; good availability, but lenders’ criteria vary widely

    The number of people in the UK who are self-employed is at its highest level for 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics. But while self-employment brings more freedom, it also causes more problems if you want to buy a property. If you’re self-employed it can be harder to get a mortgage as you are less likely to have a regular monthly income than if you were employed.

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© Private Finance Limited, 2017. Private Finance provides independent mortgage advice and arranges individual mortgage solutions for clients. Private Finance is a trading style of Private Finance Ltd, 21 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH, registered in England no. 3855776 and Private Finance Associates LLP (PFA LLP) of the same address, registered in England no. OC357301. PFA LLP is an Appointed Representative of Private Finance Ltd. Charges are based on the loan amount and the complexity of your needs and circumstances. Our maximum fee is 1% however typically our average fee has been 0.28%, i.e. £980 on a loan of £350,000. Private Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA registration number 310566).

Private Finance Ltd is rated 4.94 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 259 merchant reviews

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259 Reviews
Simon Checkley has assisted me on my mortgage and loan requirements for a number of years now and he always delivers the best value, lowest interest and repayments and exceptional service. This time when there was a tough deadline and the pressure was on - he was ably assisted by Chloe Leavesley who was relentless in following up Scottish Widows and Optima legal keeping me posted at every stage and making the impossible possible. Great team - really appreciate the support with terrific service. If I was a prospective client I would be seeking these two out!
Another excellent service from Private Finance thank you Tim and Maniksha, superb, 5 stars, we will be using you again most definitely. Rob Swiney
A great service, thank you guys.
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