First Time Buyer Schemes

First Time Buyer Schemes

Compare UK First Time Buyer Mortgage Deals

NatWest 95% LTV 5 Year Fixed

95% LTV Mortgage

  • Initial Rate – 3.81% APR
  • No Product Fee
  • 95% Loan To Value (LTV)
  • 5 Year Fixed

Overall cost for comparison 4.20% APRC

Call FREE on 0800 158 2934

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
1.86%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
Yes

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.40% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.07%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.30% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed First Time Buyer
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.91%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 158 2934

£250 CASHBACK

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.10% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed First Time Buyer
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.91%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 096 7447

£250 CASHBACK

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.10% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.10%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.50% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.35%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 158 2934

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.20% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.35%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 096 7447

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.20% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.84%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.60% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
3 Years
Initial Interest Rate
1.80%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
75%
Product Fee
Yes

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.20% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
3 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.18%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
Yes

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.30% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
3 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.14%
Reverts to 3.94%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
Yes

Call FREE on 0800 077 4336

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 3.60% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
3 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.56%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

£1,000 CASHBACK

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.30% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
3 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.57%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

£400 CASHBACK

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.50% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
3 Years
Initial Interest Rate
4.19%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.60% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.06%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
75%
Product Fee
Yes

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.00% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.41%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
Yes

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.10% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.47%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
75%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 3.90% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.83%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

£1,000 CASHBACK

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.10% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed First Time Buyer
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.38%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
80%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 096 7447

£250 CASHBACK

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.00% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.59%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.40% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed First Time Buyer
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.72%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 158 2934

£250 CASHBACK

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.10% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.81%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 158 2934

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.20% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.81%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 096 7447

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.20% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Tracker
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
1.99%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
80%
Product Fee
Yes

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.40% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Tracker
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.32%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
75%
Product Fee
Yes

Call FREE on 0800 158 2934

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.10% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Tracker
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
2.32%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
75%
Product Fee
Yes

Call FREE on 0800 096 7447

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.10% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Lifetime Tracker
Initial Term
Term of Mortgage
Interest Rate
4.74%
Max LTV
90%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.90% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.10%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.50% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.35%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 158 2934

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.20% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.35%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 096 7447

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.20% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
3 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.57%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

£400 CASHBACK

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.50% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.59%
Reverts to 4.74%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.40% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.81%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 158 2934

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.20% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.81%
Reverts to 4.24%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0800 096 7447

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.20% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
2 Years
Initial Interest Rate
3.84%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.60% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
3 Years
Initial Interest Rate
4.19%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.60% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Fixed
Initial Term
5 Years
Initial Interest Rate
4.34%
Reverts to 4.79%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0330 057 1528

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.60% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

Type
Lifetime Tracker
Initial Term
Term of Mortgage
Interest Rate
4.74%
Max LTV
95%
Product Fee
No

Call FREE on 0808 178 6813

Early redemption charges may apply. Overall Cost for Comparison 4.90% APRC. This is the cost of the mortgage over the full term.

It is very important that when considering a mortgage you work out how much you can afford. While there is a greater onus on mortgage lenders to lend responsibly you will also need to consider what level of borrowing is appropriate for your circumstances.

In simple terms lenders will base how much you can borrow on a multiple of your income (joint income for couples). However there are a number of factors that will determine what you can borrow from a mortgage company.

Since April 2014 UK mortgage lenders are required to apply strict rules to what they can lend to you based on your personal circumstances. In assessing affordability lenders will not only look at your income but also your outgoings e.g. monthly household bills. Lenders will look at your bank statements typically over the last 3 months to determine whether you can afford the mortgage you are looking for.

Many mortgage deals have initial periods where preferential terms are offered and borrowing costs are lower than normal – when this discounted period ends make sure you can afford any reasonable increase that may kick in. In assessing affordability lenders will take into account your income and outgoings and your current employment history. In calculating disposable income your total income will be taken into account less other debts you may have and living expenses. The lender considering your mortgage application will have their own method of assessing affordability but it makes sense to do your own budgeting calculations to ensure the monthly repayment requirement is well within your budget.

In calculating how much you can borrow the lender will apply a maximum amount you can borrow called the loan to value of the property (LTV). E.g. If you are a first time buyer the lender may stipulate a LTV of 95% which means they are prepared to lend up to 95% of the value of the property (this will be assessed by the mortgage company’s own appointed surveyor). In this scenario the first time buyer would be required to put down at least 5% towards the property purchase. The mortgage rate deals offered by a lender will be affected by the level of deposit that can be put down.

Generally speaking the higher the deposit that can be put down the better the mortgage rate can be achieved.

Buying a property can be an expensive exercise and it is important that you are aware of all the costs that come into play when buying your home.

The costs relating to your mortgage will be set out clearly by the lender in what is known as the “Keyfacts” document provided to you.

These costs may include:

  • Arrangement Fee – Charged by the lender to cover the administration costs of processing your mortgage. This will vary from deal to deal. You normally have the option of adding this fee to your mortgage but this will increase your cost of borrowing over the mortgage term.
  • Mortgage broker Fee – If you have used a mortgage broker to help arrange your mortgage for you then a fee may be charged which will be outlined in your keyfacts document.
  • Mortgage Account Fee – Applied by the lender at outset when you first take out your mortgage to cover the set up and termination costs of your mortgage.
  • Valuation Fee – Charged by the lender to value your property in assessing the value for mortgage purposes.
  • Re-inspection fees – If a lender has required you to make agreed repairs to the property a re-inspection may be required
  • Higher lending charge – If you are borrowing a high loan to value the lender may decide they wish to insure the possibility that you may need to sell your home and this results in a loss.
  • Early redemption charges – If you pay off part or all of your mortgage earlier than expected the lender may charge you a fee – this will be covered in your keyfacts document.
  • Mortgage exit fee – Paid to your lender when you repay your mortgage.
  • Insurance costs – as part of your mortgage you may be encouraged to take out insurance either by a broker or the lender to cover buildings insurance and other optional insurance such as mortgage life insurance.

1. If you are unsure of your mortgage options seek mortgage advice from a FCA regulated independent mortgage broker

2. Maximise the deposit you can put down on your property to benefit from the most competitive Mortgage interest deals.

3. Read the Lender Mortgage key facts document carefully to understand the costs being applied by the lender.

4. Ensure that you are comfortable that mortgage repayments (whether repayment or interest only) fall within your budget.

5. Remember that mortgage discounts are temporary and borrowing rates may go up when the discount period ends.

6. If you are remortgaging ask your current lender what deal they can offer you as well as shopping around.

7. If you lender’s valuation of your property is too low ask them to reconsider and provide supporting evidence from the sale price of other properties in your area.

8. For interest only mortgages ensure that you plan carefully how to pay off your mortgage and check at regular intervals that your repayment strategy is on track.

9. At the time of writing interest rates are at record lows. While borrowing is cheap now this situation may change so factor in a rise in interest rates into your budgeting calculations.

10. Consider mortgage unemployment insurance in the event that you lose your job. This may provide useful breathing space in covering mortgage repayments while you look for a new job.

Compare First time buyer schemes

First Time Buyer Schemes allow eligible first time buyers to purchase a minimum 50 per cent share in a new house, with the Government making up the remainder and in many cases will also cover such things as deposits, stamp duty and estate agents’ or solicitors’ fees. However, when the owners want to sell up, they must repay the Government’s contribution by way of a share of the sale proceeds. You can learn more about first time buyer schemes and initiatives on the Government’s website.

See the table above for the latest first time buyer mortgage deals or click on the link and fill in our quick enquiry form – an adviser will contact you with free first time buyer quotes to see who could offer you the most competitive deal.

For prospective homeowners, getting a foot on the property ladder may seem like a difficult task, luckily however, there are a number of first time buyer schemes that may make this process easier.Borrowers should also researching mortgage deals as when it comes to a financial obligation of this magnitude the detail is very important.

Although there are several different types of first time buyer schemes available, they may generally require customers to take out a suitable mortgage agreement.

The following is a brief explanation of some of the first time buyer schemes that may be available:

Equity Loan

In order to be eligible for an equity loan, prospective borrowers must ensure that they meet with one of the following criteria:

  • They must either under £60,000 a year or less
  • Or they must be unable to afford to buy a home in their area
  • Generally speaking, equity loans are intended for people who either rent council houses, or are first time buyers attempting to get on the property ladder.

Shared Ownership Agreements

Under this first time buyer schemes, the borrower can take out a mortgage that will pay for a portion of the property, and will then continue to pay rent on the remainder of the property that is owned by the council authority.

It should be remembered however that partially owning a share of the property does come with one or two restrictions. The party that part owns, part rents the property may be subject to one or two restrictions, and they may not for example be permitted to decorate or change the exterior or interior decorations or furnishings of the property.

This type of agreement may be particularly useful for first time property owners, as it allows them to gradually increase their share in the property, until hopefully, they own it completely.

If you are searching for a suitable first time buyer scheme, you may wish to see our comparisons table for more information on the various mortgage deals that are available.

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