Local Penrith Mortgage Broker Says You don't need luck on your side to gain loan approval

March 13, 2014
Paul Holland

Success relies on borrowers of all types ticking the check boxes To ensure a smooth approval process, Mortgage Choice urges potential borrowers of all types to tick all the check boxes in their loan application.


There is a range of competitive home loan deals available in today’s mortgage market but potential borrowers may miss out on the offers if their loan approval is knocked-back or delayed.  


Local Mortgage broker in Penrith Paul Holland said: “It is important to understand what lenders will be looking for when deciding to loan you money to purchase property, renovate, or for other means. Applying for loan approval of any type requires more than having good luck on your side.”  


“Lenders have different but fair methods for determining whether borrowers can take on a loan secured against a property. They look for evidence that the borrower is a good saver or has built equity, and has a healthy credit record, steady employment and manageable levels of debt.    “Whether it is your first, fifth or fiftieth loan application, lenders will still assess your ability to borrow funds each and every time.  


Having the help of your professional local Penrith mortgage broker will help. Paul knows the lender’s requirements, will prompt you to supply the required documentation and submit the application on your behalf. Paul will then follow up the application and help guide the loan to settlement.”  


To put you on a path to a smooth loan approval process, we have compiled a basic five step checklist from which to start:

1.  Clean credit file - Check whether you have multiple enquires or any defaults in your credit history, and if so, try to resolve them with the relevant credit provider before you apply for a home loan and if need be, provide an explanation to your lender. You can order a copy of your credit file from suppliers such as www.mycreditfile.com.au.  

2.  Document your debt - Lenders will require you to list your current financial commitments, such as rent car and personal loans, credit and store cards, HELP debt, child maintenance, etc. Have your records on hand. Keep in mind the amount owed on your store and credit cards will not be the key factor for lenders; when assessing your ability to repay the loan, lenders will consider your overall credit limit.  

3.  Know your limits - For those looking to purchase property, there may be borrowing limitations based on your deposit amount and/or the property’s location, size and type. For these reasons, consider using a local mortgage broker to help you research the mortgage market before applying for a loan.  

4.  Satisfactory statements - Your recent bank statements should be free from any suspicious withdrawals or transfers such as movements of sizeable sums of money into or from your account/s. If this does occur, include an explanation for the transaction in your loan application.  

5.  Steady employment and regular savings - Lenders want to see a steady employment history and evidence of regular savings. For existing borrowers, they look for regular loan repayments. Some lenders consider rental payments as savings evidence, but there may be conditions attached, so do your research.      


For further information, call 0410 787 607, or visit www.mortgagechoice.com.au/paul.holland   Paul Holland Mortgage Choice 0410 787 607 paul.holland@mortgagechoice.com.au  

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