Through our connections we can source finance from UK banks who offer bespoke mortgages & shorter term finance products designed specifically for internationally based clients, which often offer attractive interest rates and flexible loan terms.
There are lenders that are willing to provide UK mortgages to those with EU citizenship. However, these lenders often only grant UK mortgages to EU nationals with permanent residency or indefinite leave to stay.
Permanent residency can be secured through an application to the UK government. However, you will have to meet the government’s criteria.
If you are a foreign national with EU citizenship, then you will need to meet the following criteria to secure permanent residency:
If you do not meet the criteria above, then you may still be able to secure a UK mortgage. Call us to find out what mortgage options are available to you.
Here at Clifton Private Finance, we have experience in arranging UK mortgages for EU nationals to purchase properties in the UK.
Our client, a high value earner EU national, wanted to purchase a residential home for his family in Bath worth £1M.
His family had been renting the property in Bath for two years when their landlord indicated that he wanted to sell.
Unfortunately, the landlord of the client’s family home could not afford to wait and would likely accept the first offer. This meant that the client was in danger of losing his family’s rented accommodation to another buyer.
Due to his complex income, foreign currency salary and location, every high street bank rejected his application property finance.
We recognised the client’s needs and understood why his family would not want to move from the property they had lived in for two years.
We approached a private bank and were able to secure a £750,000 interest-only mortgage for our client.
We were able to negotiate and obtain an owner-occupied, regulated, residential mortgage with a rare loan to value of 75%. This unique financial solution enabled the client to buy the property in Bath and secure a family home for his UK based relatives.
I approached Clifton Private Finance to help me get a mortgage as an Expat working in the Far East. I would normally 'cut out the middle man' on something like this and try to get myself a deal directly with the banks, but I am now sold on the broker concept and wouldn't hesitate to use Clifton Private Finance again. There were a number of complicating factors such as being an expat, the stamp duty holiday, the sheer amount I wanted to borrow and the fact I wanted it all wrapped up before the Stamp Duty holiday ended. It is clear to me now that the relationship that brokers have managed to foster with their banks means they can simply pull levers and make stuff happen that us ordinary folk cannot. Put simply, they are worth every penny, will take most of the stress out of the lending process, and seem to have access to deals that you just won't find on the internet. Thank you George and Jan for all your hard work!
Luther was excellent. Very clear in his advice and explanations of products and was able to move things on very quickly when we ran into difficulties with the estate agents. Without a doubt I would recommend Luther to all friends, family and colleagues. Luther was a joy to deal with and took a lot of the stress out of a troublesome transaction, from my end. I would view Luther as real asset to Clifton Private Finance Ltd.
The team at Clifton Private Finance has been outstanding, not only in helping me to obtain a mortgage on a slightly unusual home, but also in continuing to provide support and liaise with the lender and solicitors through to completion. Thank you for making the process of buying my first home much easier.
Sam O'Neill, and the new lender he identified for me, worked tirelessly together using my time constraints, to make sure my mortgage application was completed on time. They are a brilliant company to work with, fast, efficient, open and transparent from the very beginning, and turned a seemingly impossible situation into a viable one. Sam was brilliant throughout the whole process and I would highly recommend him, and his colleague Helen, to anyone without hesitation, I cannot speak highly enough about them.
I was incredibly lucky to find Clifton Private Finance after a search on line as their service has been more than exemplary. My point of contact was Sam 0’Neill and he was happy to help at every stage during the application of the bridging loan, making a stressful process much easier to deal with. He was always available by phone or email and gave prompt answers to queries I had as well as always getting back to me when he said he would. That to me is excellent customer service and I cannot thank him personally or the company enough for the support they have given me.
Adam cannot thank you enough for all your support throughout this arrangement. You have gone more than the extra mile to support us. Without you we would not have got our dream retirement home. You have been most professional and personable. Liz and I would be more than happy if you wanted to use us a reference with respect to any future clients.
Nigel & Liz K - Bristol
You have certainly shown me that you do everything for your clients, including tolerating their excessive emails and questions for updates. I have been kept in the loop, from yourself, about why the delays were occurring (Nationwide, post etc) which I would like to highlight that I really appreciated. I certainly will be able to recommend you to others as and when the need arises.
I recently contacted Clifton Private Finance after a Google search for bridging finance providers and was immediately struck by their efficiency and support. Forms were emailed over almost immediately and the necessary finance was arranged within a few days. None of the other companies I contacted came close to their professionalism, and the quote that I eventually received was impressive. Thank you Adam, your help has enabled us to reserve the house that we wanted and I certainly recommend you to others.
Mr M. R. - Oxford
Absolutely brilliant. The service was first class, got everything sorted efficiently and were always friendly. Any fees were negligible compared to the service offered. Robert was particularly outstanding.
My advisor, Robert, was very helpful in finding the mortgage to suit me. He kept me up to date throughout the process and dealt with any issues when they arose.