Gay & LGBT Mortgages … Hot Mortgage Topics 2017

2017 has seen many changes to the Mortgage Market in the UK, in particular to the types of mortgages available and the way that products are distributed. Since the end of the last recession there have been continued and relentless changes to mortgage criteria and the rules that govern mortgage lending.

None of these changes have been kind to consumers, with many groups of borrowers effected in their ability to raise finance and access mortgage products. This has all been very deliberate to restrict mortgage lending by banks and building societies, to firstly recapitalise, to grow their balance sheets and then generate profits.

Here’s some of the recent types of mortgages that have most definitely been effected by new government legislation and mortgage lenders criteria changes. You’re unlikely to find these types of Mortgage Finance on the high street anymore.


Borrowers with any kind of previous arrears, defaults, County Court Judgments (CCJs), repossession, bankruptcy or voluntary arrangements on their credit file are likely to find mortgages particularly difficult to obtain. The major high street lenders have lost interest in providing mortgages to this group of people and they should approach a specialist mortgage broker for advice.


Since government changes to tax legislation Buy To Let mortgage criteria has been particularly tricky for both new and existing landlords. Some landlords are finding it difficult to draw their existing Equity for repairs to properties or to grow their portfolios. Once again the high street lenders are unlikely to offer finance and landlords should seek advice from a specialist broker.


For people returning to the UK from abroad it has become very difficult for them to obtain mortgage finance, with most lenders these days using electronic credit scoring, which requires two or three years UK address history. Borrowing for this group of people has almost come to a halt, but thankfully there are some options available by taking specialist advice.

These are just some of the Mortgage types where our friends at “Compass Mortgages” can be of use to Gay & LGBT borrowers looking for finance, in our next blog article we will look at “The Future 2018”, and what this might mean for Debt Consolidation, Specialist Mortgages and Self Employed Mortgages.

Compass Mortgages offer a 15 minute free mortgage assessment over the phone for anyone that has been turned down for a mortgage elsewhere. They will confirm if the decision you were given is correct and assess your options across 70 lenders on their manual research list, from which they tailor bespoke solutions for our clients.

If you have been turned down for a mortgage or are worried about approaching lenders due to the way you have been treated in the past, why not give Compass a call. Within 15 minutes they will know if your hopes and aspirations are a reality, with a sound opinion from the most experienced mortgage broker in the United Kingdom at placing “Gay & LGBT Mortgages”.

Our sponsors Compass are the UK’s leading Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Financial Advisers, offering advice on Gay Life Assurance, Gay Life Insurance, Gay Mortgages, HIV Life Assurance, HIV Life Insurance, HIV Mortgages.

They are also the UK’s leading experts at planning Life Assurance and Mortgages for LGBT and Alternative Families and are able to assist LGBT people looking for advice on their Pensions and Investments.

For more information about these services please contact Compass by phone 0845 474 3075. Email or visit us online at

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    Pink Finance was first launched in the year 2000, as the UK’s first gay finance magazine. Over the years we have covered many discrimination issues affecting gay, lesbian, bi sexual and transsexual people.

    Our articles cover issues such as Gay Life Assurance, Gay Life Insurance, Gay Mortgages, Gay Income Protection, Gay Critical Illness Cover, HIV Life Assurance, HIV Life Insurance and HIV Mortgages.

    We also include feature articles on planning Life Assurance and Mortgages for LGBT and Alternative Families, along with articles with subjects such as Pensions and Investments for LGBT people.

    Our editor, Chris Morgan was part of the consultation group that led to the introduction of HIV Life Assurance and HIV Life Insurance for people living with HIV.

    He was a consultant to the Association of British Insurers for over five years and served on their HIV Insurance Working Group.

    Chris has recently rejoined the ABI working group, assisting them with their latest Best Practice guidelines and agreeing to write a new HIV and Insurance consumer guide.

    Our sponsors Compass have a long history of supporting worthy causes within the gay and HIV communities. Currently they are supporting NAM AIDSMAP who work to change lives by sharing information about HIV and AIDS.

    They believe that, wherever you are in the world, having independent, clear and accurate information is vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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