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Getting a Mortgage with Adverse Credit

Ciarán Power

Last Updated: February 2nd, 2024 at 6:36 pm

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Securing a mortgage with adverse credit may seem daunting, but it’s not impossible. This page is dedicated to providing insights and practical steps for those with less-than-perfect credit histories who are looking to sort the best mortgage deal possible. We’ll explore how to navigate this process and what to expect along the way.

Seeking the Best Lender

One key aspect is finding a lender that is receptive to applicants with adverse credit. While mainstream lenders might be hesitant, there are specialist lenders who cater to this demographic. These lenders understand that adverse credit does not always indicate current financial instability and offer products tailored to higher-risk profiles. However, these products often come with different terms, such as higher interest rates or larger deposits, to offset the perceived risk.

Improving Your Chances

Before applying for a mortgage, there are several proactive steps you can take to improve your chances:

  • Review and Rectify Your Credit Report: Ensure your credit report is accurate and up-to-date. Correct any errors and address any outstanding issues.
  • Demonstrate Financial Stability: Show evidence of steady income and a solid record of recent financial responsibility. This includes regular savings, timely payment of bills, and reduction of existing debts.
  • Save for a Larger Deposit: Having a larger deposit can sometimes offset the perceived risk associated with adverse credit and may lead to more favorable mortgage terms.

Understanding the Application Process

Be prepared for a more thorough scrutiny of your financial situation. Lenders will closely examine your credit history, income, outgoings, and the severity of your adverse credit. Transparency about your financial past and current situation can help build trust with potential lenders. To find out about the process in more detail, visit our Remortgage Hub!


While obtaining a mortgage with adverse credit requires extra effort and careful planning, it remains a viable path to homeownership. It’s important to approach the process with a clear understanding of the challenges and requirements. Seeking advice from a mortgage broker who specializes in adverse credit can also provide valuable guidance and increase your chances of a successful application (so why not give us a call?). Remember, adverse credit does not define your future financial potential; with the right strategy and support, getting the right deal on your mortgage is more than possible!

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