Expert First Time Home Buyers with Bad Credit Advice & Products

Let us put you in touch with one of our mortgage experts who will give you impartial advice and help you find suitable first time buyers mortgage products for you even when you have a bad credit score.

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First Time Home Buyer with Bad Credit

Getting the keys to your own home for the first time is an incredible feeling, especially after all the hard work that will have gone into obtaining the mortgage to buy your first property. Every first-time buyer will need to go through the same process of saving up a reasonable deposit, working to put yourself into a position of having a sufficient regular income to set aside the budget for your monthly repayments, and getting your finances organised in the initial stage so you can confidently approach a lender and show them that you are a reliable borrower. When you are trying to do all of this with bad credit it can seem all the more daunting and unattainable, but this is not the case.

If you are a first-time buyer looking to apply for your first mortgage with bad credit, you may need some extra help and knowledge to support your application and convince a lender that you are a reliable borrower. Speaking to one of our specialist advisers at Finance Advice Centre will help you get all the guidance you need in finding the right lender for your circumstances and the most suitable mortgage product, as well as helping you through the application process itself. With the help of our team on your side the chances of your application getting accepted could increase significantly.

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So ... how can we help?

Buying a financial product such as a mortgage can be the biggest decision made in our lives. It is for this reason that impartial advice is critical from qualified advisors.

Getting a first-time mortgage with bad credit

For a first-time home buyer with bad credit, everything will come down to your exact circumstances including, your income, outgoings, property value, the nature of the bad credit, how much you are looking to borrow from the lender, and how much you can afford to pay back in monthly repayments. Maybe you have had to deal with missed payments or a CCJ, or you might have a bad credit score from simply having little to no credit history at all.

Achieving a successful mortgage application under these circumstances can be difficult, and success is certainly not guaranteed, but our advisers have helped several first-time buyers get the bad credit mortgage they need to get their feet onto the property ladder. Our team has extensive experience and can offer you a tailored service of personalised advice and guidance on the steps you can take to improve your credit status, and frame your application in the most positive way possible.

Specialist providers are considerably more flexible with their lending criteria than their high street counterparts and will take a lot more information into account than just the figures on a credit report, or the instance of bad credit when looking at your application. They will make their decision on whether or not to offer you a mortgage mostly based on the severity of the bad credit event, the amount involved in the debt, and the amount of deposit the applicant is able to put down, as well as putting more weight on how your financial situation is currently.

Seeking advice as first-time home buyers with bad credit

Trying to navigate the mortgage market and weigh up all the possible options that are open to you can take up a lot of time, energy, and stress even when you have a good credit history. Adding the element of bad credit into the mix makes things more complex as many of the traditional routes to a mortgage could become unavailable to you. It is frustrating to not be able to find the right solution and continually find yourself hitting dead ends.

This is where professional advice from an expert adviser at Finance Advice Centre providing an outside perspective can be really beneficial. We can suggest and connect you with lenders that operate in the bad credit sector of the market and can cater specifically to people who fall outside of the mainstream criteria. 


Where to start?

Get advice from a financial mortgage advisor who specialises in bad credit mortgages. We have experience and expertise in complex and different cases and can find the best lenders for your circumstances. We can also advise you on how to manage your credit while you are planning to apply for a mortgage and buy your first home.

You can still take advantage of a number of first time home buyer programs with bad credit. Your advisor can help you understand each one, your eligibility, and how to use them.

What types of mortgages are available to first time buyers?

Help to Buy Equity Loan

This is a great loan for people with bad credit. It helps people with small deposits or limited affordability to purchase their home by offering a 20% equity loan when the buyer provides a 5% deposit.

Shared Ownership

Another good way of getting onto the property ladder is to get a shared ownership property. Shared ownership works by letting you purchase a share of the house while renting the other portion. As your credit score grows and you become more financially secure you can “staircase” and purchase the remaining share of the property. 100% mortgages are available for shared ownership, meaning you won’t need to put down any deposit at all.

Help to Buy

There are different types of Help to Buy schemes available. Although these require you to put away savings, they can offer great returns, and if you are only just starting out in your house search then your advisor will be able to help you choose a scheme and use it as best as you can. This can be especially helpful if you have bad credit from a few years back but are more financially stable and able to build up a bigger deposit.


As a mortgage is secured against your property, it may be repossessed if you do not keep up the mortgage repayments. Think carefully before securing other debts against your home.

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One of our Advisors will then find out what you’re looking to do, discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.


Your Advisor will find the best option for you and help arrange things. You then sit back and relax while we do the rest.

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