Whilst there used to be a time before the last recession, where you could obtain a ‘Self Certification Mortgage’ which didn’t require any proof of income, this is now largely no longer the case. Today, proving your income is an essential part of getting a mortgage.
Mortgage lenders will use your proof of income to help determine your affordability for a mortgage. This also determines the maximum amount that they might be willing to lend to you. Most lenders will ask you to provide a number of recent payslips (typically a minimum of three), along with your mortgage application as evidence of your earnings. [Read more…]