I’m a UK expat residing in Europe / Dubai / Australia and I still own property in the UK. Is it possible to remortgage to release funds or to get a better rate?
The simple answer is yes.. However there are very few lenders who will permit this, and most are not your usual high street banks, that’s why you may find it difficult to obtain with normal search software or standard mortgage brokers.
Additionally some lenders that accept expat mortgages, only work with Specialist Mortgage Brokers, because more skilled advice is required. So even if you found a bank that does it, they may not permit you to apply, unless you use a mortgage broker.
A good example of this type of lender is Vida .. Vida ‘who’ you say !.. Vida are a specialist lender and only work with more skilled mortgage brokers. Vida don’t have any branches and everything is handled online including Expat mortgages.
So the good news is Expats have more options to remortgage than compared to a few years back, but it is recommended to use a mortgage broker skilled in aspects of Offshore | Foreign Income and Expat borrowing – Happy to assist any enquiries www.mymortgagedeal.co.uk/expats 0044 7456 727 626
Simon Murphy is an International Mortgage Broker who resides between Spain | Ireland | UK
Having been in finance for over 17 years & as a Qualified & FCA Regulated UK mortgage professional he can give expert mortgage advice to Expats Worldwide, UK residents & those considering buying abroad with a foreign currency mortgage.
Thanks for your help and dedication in securing my mortgage. Especially since Id changed my job role recently, without your intervention I may have lost the property! At last I’m packing boxes..
Mrs A (South West), Home Mover