Home » Finance » Mortgage

Finding Mortgage Lenders after Bankruptcy

Aug 17, 2007
Traditionally people who have been through bankruptcy have experienced problems in obtaining a mortgage but in recent years this has all changed and now there are more bankruptcy mortgage lenders than ever.

Bankruptcy Mortgages

The impossibility of getting a mortgage after bankruptcy would appear to be a thing of the past. There are now a plethora of bankruptcy mortgage lenders on the market.

Many people view bankruptcy as a fresh start only to find that it is just the beginning of their troubles. Getting any kind of loan or mortgage after bankruptcy can be a real headache. Even after being discharged as a bankrupt, after the usual three year period, you may still find it very difficult to obtain a mortgage. Regardless of your previous mortgage repayment record, few high street mortgage lenders will consider your mortgage application. From their point of view the risk of lending you money is simply too high. However, don't give up hope too quickly, there are now specialists in the bankruptcy mortgage lender field who will consider lending you money. While bankruptcy may remain on your credit record for up to ten years, and may result in higher interest rates, filing for bankruptcy will not totally prevent you from receiving a mortgage.

How to Choose a Bankruptcy Mortgage Lender

Many people find that choosing a bankruptcy mortgage lender, even in the current market circumstances, is not as difficult as they first think. There are a number of traditional mortgage lenders who simply will not even consider lending to those after bankruptcy and so they are fairly easily wiped from the list. This leaves you with a limited number of mortgage lenders. The best way to ensure success with these is to work hard to improve your credit rating by paying your debts following the bankruptcy on time. By taking a few simple steps you may find you are able to obtain a good rate from a sub prime lender.

For those with a history of bankruptcy looking to get a mortgage then it is highly advisable to visit a specialist mortgage broker who has specialist experience of the market and can scan for the latest deals and offers. By choosing a good bankruptcy mortgage broker, you ensure that you will receive multiple offers from a variety of sub prime lenders, allowing you to make an ideal rate comparison.
The question is: what constitutes a good bankruptcy mortgage broker? You need to ensure that the bankruptcy mortgage broker is giving you impartial advice and is not trying to take advantage of your situation. The best way to do this is to ensure that the mortgage broker you use is FSA approved and that you go to several brokers who will offer you a variety of bankruptcy mortgage lenders for you to compare. You will need to pay particular attention to the fees charged.
About the Author
Elizabeth Grant writes exclusively for The Mortgage Broker specialist mortgage websites. To read more of Elizabeth 's articles on Adverse Credit Mortgages please visit the Adverse Mortgage Centre.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 272
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources