Large Mortgage: How to get a Million Pound Mortgage

19th July 2019 / in Contractor Mortgages & Protection Blog / by Gordon Hunter, MD

The notion of a million-pound mortgage will sound different to everyone. For some it’s likely to sound like a target, something to aim for, but for others it will feel intimidating. Securing a large mortgage loan can be a major mission even for those with super earning powers. With the right mortgage broker, you can navigate to the correct outcome.

So you’re now looking for a million pound mortgage or higher for that perfect property. These key three points remains the same:

  • You still need to pass the credit score.
  • You still need to show you can afford it.
  • You still need to have a deposit.

The one thing that can prove to be a limiter with a larger mortgage is the level of deposit needed. It stands to reason that if a lender is to release such a large sum of money, they want a little more security than they would for a smaller mortgage. There is no strict consensus between lenders, but there is a general trend as to the minimum deposit needed to secure a certain loan size.

What deposit do you need?

Rather than look at every lender individually, let’s instead look at the loan you can achieve relative to the deposit that you have:

  • With a 5% deposit, the maximum lending tends to be about £500,000 – £550,000 so it’s not worth thinking about it for the £1 million-plus mortgage.
  • With a 10-15% deposit, there are a handful of mainstream lenders that will go up to the £1 million mark, and one in particular could go as high as £3 million.
  • 20-25% deposit, there are plenty of options beyond £1 million lender here. With more options available there are even better rates.

To summarise then, the million-pound mortgage is attainable with a deposit of just 10% as a minimum, but the rate at that level is going to be high. In an ideal world you would look for at least 15% deposit, with there only being a great spread of lenders beyond £1 million with a 25% deposit.

This is a key factor in obtaining the mortgage, more important than it is with a smaller mortgage, so it’s worth factoring into your thoughts when it comes to looking at the house of your dreams.

Let’s talk it through

On a regular basis we successfully liaise with lenders to secure large mortgage loans for contractors, business owners, self-employed and PAYE employees.

Speak to our expert mortgage advisers about how you could get a large mortgage loan. Freephone 0800 211 8700 now or email us to book an appointment at a time that suits you.

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