Do you want to borrow more?

Are you looking to improve your home, pay for school fees or raise a deposit to buy a new rental property? You may find borrowing more from us could be a good choice for you. Here’s why:

  • Save time – no application form to fill in or time spent searching to find the best deals
  • Avoid hassle – as we have your details already and a range of deals for you to choose from
  • Get free advice – if you're a homeowner with us, our advisers are on hand to recommend the best deal for you. We don’t give recommendations on our Buy to Let deals for landlords.

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Before you look at borrowing elsewhere, why not talk to us first to see if we can help.

We’ll assess your current circumstances to make sure borrowing from us is right for you. You’ll need to confirm:

  • Your personal income
  • Your current rental income if you’re a landlord
  • How much you think your property is worth
  • Your financial outgoings. Please tell us how much you pay for:
    • Childcare
    • Maintenance
    • School fees, and
    • Any credit commitments you have such as loans, credit cards and overdrafts. We’ll need to know how much you owe on these too.

You’ll find it’s worth having these details to hand before you speak to us. This will help make the process quick and easy.

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Think carefully before securing other debts against your property. Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

Got an idea of the amount you want to borrow? Use our calculator to see how much your monthly payment could be.

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Think carefully before securing other debts against your property. Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

What do I need to know?

It’s important that any Buy to Let loan is affordable for you. Borrowing more against your rental property shouldn’t put you under any potential financial pressure.


How do you work out my affordability?

Rental properties are normally thought of as self-funding. This is where the rent you’re paid is enough to cover your monthly mortgage payment.

We’ll make sure the rent is enough to cover your existing loan and the extra you want to borrow. Part of our assessment will be based on the amount your tenants pay. The rent must be paid in British Pounds.

The loan you ask for could be cut back if the rent isn’t enough. However, we may be able to take your personal income into account if you meet certain criteria.


What happens if the rental or financial markets change?

You’ll still have to pay the full mortgage payment and any additional costs from letting your property if:

  • The rent you charge falls below your monthly mortgage payment
  • You have no tenants living in your property.

There are many factors that could affect your payments or the rent you can charge during the length of your mortgage i.e.

  • If a new block of flats is built near your property, it could mean there are more properties to rent than there are tenants. This may cause the amount you’re able to charge to fall
  • The interest rates will go up or down which means your mortgage payments might too.


A ‘receiver of rent’ may be appointed and/or the property maybe repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage
  • How much extra can I borrow?
    You can borrow between £5,000 and £500,000 extra if you meet our lending policy.
  • How long can I borrow the money for?
    You can borrow the money for any term up to 35 years if you meet our lending policy. The minimum term for the extra borrowing is two years. Your term doesn’t have to be the same length as your main mortgage.
  • Will I need to have my property revalued?

    You won’t normally have to pay for a revaluation if:

    • We valued your property within the last ten years
    • The amount you want to borrow is £20,000 or less, and
    • Your property is 75% Loan to Value (LTV) or less. We’ll use a House Price Index (HPI) to work this out. The HPI is a free service and takes the recent property sales where you live into account to calculate how much your property is worth.

    You’ll need to pay for a revaluation if your request to borrow more doesn’t meet the above policy or you feel your property is worth more than the HPI estimate. See our Tariff of mortgage charges for the cost of a revaluation.

  • Will I be credit scored when I apply to borrow more?
    Yes, we’ll need to credit score everyone named on the mortgage. This will be recorded on your credit record(s).
  • Are there any restrictions on what I can borrow the money for?

    You can borrow more for a number of reasons including buying a rental property or paying for a new kitchen, bathroom, or university fees. We do have some restrictions depending on the type of mortgage you have such as:

    • You can borrow up to 90% Loan to Value (LTV) if you’re a homeowner with us. This is capped at 75% LTV if you want to pay off personal debt, such as credit cards or loans
    • Landlords can borrow a maximum of 75% LTV
    • You can’t borrow extra for business reasons or speculative purposes, such as buying stocks and shares.

Think carefully before securing other debts against your property. Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage