• First time buyers

    There's nothing like buying your first home. And for people across Britain, it's a dream we could make real.

    If you're not sure where to start, you can use our mortgage calculator to get an idea of the amount you could borrow and to view the products we offer.

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  • YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.

  • Home buyer guide

    A quick overview of the home buying process and how to prepare for a mortgage application

    Home buyers guide

  • First time buyer guide

    A detailed guide to buying - from saving for a deposit and applying for a mortgage to making an offer and appointing a solicitor

    First time buyers guide

  • Buildings insurance

    Don't forget buildings cover before you exchange contracts.

    If your home has five bedrooms or less, our new Pick and Protect home insurance covers unlimited repair or rebuild costs.

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  • How to apply

    If you are a first time buyer, home mover or looking to remortgage, you can apply for a mortgage promise

    Call us 8am-8pm Monday to Friday
    9am-2pm Saturday

    Ask us to call you
  • Mortgage deals for first time buyers

  • 2 year fixed rate

    After your first payment, your regular payments will stay the same each month for the agreed period with a 2 year fixed rate.

    • Mortgages available from 5% deposit

    View details and start application

  • 5 year fixed rate

    After your first payment, your regular payments will stay the same each month for the agreed period with a 5 year fixed rate.

    • Mortgages available from 5% deposit

    View details and start application

  • 10 year fixed rate

    After your first payment, your regular payments will stay the same each month for the agreed period with a 10 year fixed rate.

    • Mortgages available from 25% deposit

    View details and start application

  • 2 year tracker

    Our tracker mortgage rates move in line with the Bank of England Base Rate, so your monthly repayments could go up or down depending on how the Bank Base Rate moves.

    • Available for first time buyers with 15% or more deposit

    View details and start application

  • Fix and Flex

    The ten year fixed rate mortgage you're free to leave after five.

    Could help you manage your repayments in the long-run, without the long-term tie-in.

    • Mortgages available from 5% deposit

    View details and start application

  • Before you apply

  • Did you know you:

    • Must be at least 25 years old to apply for a buy-to-let mortgage
    • Can apply for a mortgage on your own for a joint mortgage
    • Can get an agreement in principle before you've found the place you want to buy
  • How to apply

    We need to talk you through your mortgage application, but you can save time by starting the process online. It'll take about 20 minutes, and then one of our mortgage experts will call you back at a time to suit you to complete the process. Or you can call us and speak to an advisor directly, or book an appointment to see one of our advisors at your nearest branch.

    You'll need to have the following details to hand:

    • Your last three months' payslips
    • Your last three months' bank statements if you want any other income to be considered (for example rental or investments) and as a reminder of your outgoings
    • If you already have an existing mortgage elsewhere, your last year's mortgage statements
    • If you're applying for an interest-only mortgage, any repayment vehicle details that you want to use (e.g. endowment policy, investments, ISAs)
    • If you're self-employed, three years' self-assessments
    • If your mortgage is to extend past your stated or state retirement age, up-to-date forecasts for any state, company and personal pensions
    • And, if you've already got your heart set on a property, bring along the sales particulars
    • Details of any loans you currently hold, including student loans and car payments
  • YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.

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