Get Mortgage Fit
We want to make things easier for you and your mortgage adviser so this section includes all the relevant information you need to know. And we’ve also included some handy tips to help you get your finances in good shape before you apply. 
Who can apply for a Kensington mortgage:

To apply, you and any joint applicant will need to:

  • Be a permanent UK resident and UK tax payer 
  • Be able to provide evidence of your income and outgoings to show that you can afford a mortgage  
  • Be 21 years old or over to apply for a residential mortgage and 18 years old or over to apply for a Buy to Let mortgage
  • Want to buy or remortgage a property in the UK of a standard construction with a working kitchen and bathroom
 
Information we may need to see:

We may ask your mortgage adviser to supply the following on your behalf:  

  • 3 month's bank statements
  • Any other proof of income
  • Your passport or other identification
 

Money In, Money Out:  

We’ll also need to understand what money you earn and what you spend each month to help our underwriters assess what you’ll be able to comfortably afford to pay so that you don’t struggle with your monthly repayments.  

  • Income 
  • Credit, store or charge card balances (both sole and joint applicants)
  • Loans (both sole and joint applicants)
  • Car leases 
  • Pensions
  • School fees
  • Childcare 
  • Maintenance/Alimony 

 

If you have a few blips on your credit file:  

As a specialist mortgage lender, we’re used to dealing with less than perfect credit such as a missed credit card payment or a County Court Judgement. We’ll do what we can to help if you have recent:

  • Missed credit card payment(s)
  • County Court Judgements
  • Missed mobile phone payment(s)
  • Loan defaults 
 
Top tips to get mortgage fit:
  • Try to reduce the balance or settle any outstanding loans or credit cards you may have before you apply for your mortgage
  • Check your credit file and close any past credit accounts that you no longer use
  • The bigger deposit you have the more likely you are to benefit from a lower interest rate rate, so it’s worth saving as much as you can before you apply for your mortgage
  • Include running costs such as household bills, council tax, insurance and maintenance when you’re calculating how much you’d like to borrow, as well as how much you’ll need to live on each month after you’ve paid all your bills
  • If you’re not already, make sure you’re on the electoral roll as this information can be used to verify your address details
  • A missed mobile phone payment could impact your credit file so always be sure to keep up to date if you have a monthly payment plan
  • Be sensible with the amount you want to borrow as your home can be repossessed if you don’t keep up the repayments

 

 
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Use our Mortgage Match tool to find the Kensington mortgage that might meet your needs. Find out if you're eligible in just 60 seconds, and it won't affect your credit score.

At the end of this process, if you agree, we will pass your information to our preferred mortgage adviser Like Mortgage Advice, who can advise you FEE FREE on Kensington’s products, and guide you through the application process.

Like Mortgage Advice is an appointed representative of Hawke Financial Services LLP, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Register No. 478284). 

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Rather talk over the phone?

Contact Like Mortgage Advice on 020 3827 8940 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5:30pm), who can advise you on Kensington’s products, and guide you through the application process.

Find your own mortgage adviser

If you prefer, you can use your own mortgage adviser. If you don’t already have one, you can visit Unbiased.co.uk where you'll find a list of advisers you can choose from. 

 

Please be aware mortgages are secured against your home and your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. 

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Kensington and Kensington Mortgages are trading names of Kensington Mortgage Company Limited (registered in England & Wales No. 03049877), which has its registered office address at: Ascot House, Maidenhead Office Park, Maidenhead SL6 3QQ.

Kensington Mortgage Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference No. 310336). Some investment mortgage contracts are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.