When it comes to getting a mortgage, your credit history is a pretty important factor. It plays a big part in how a lender will assess your affordability. Looking into your credit history is one of the ways in which a lender will gain information on how reliable you have been at paying back debts and loans in the past. After all, a mortgage is likely to be the biggest loan you’ll ever have! A lender needs to be confident that you’ll be able to keep up with your repayments across the whole lifetime of the loan.
So, how does bad credit affect a mortgage application? Is it still possible to get a mortgage with a bad credit history? In this article, we explain all you need to know. [Read more…]