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Loan type: Residential Mortgage   |   Loan value: 252,000   | Rate: 3.59% interest-only fixed for two years   |

LTV: 80%

The Situation:

There are few who would disagree that the stricter affordability rules introduced under the Mortgage Market Review have benefitted the market, preventing borrowers from overstretching themselves and getting into financial difficulty.

However, strict rules will by their very nature pose problems for people who don't fit the formula of what affordability looks like. Once such a deal came across our desks recently. A British couple had moved to Dubai some years ago to work on contract as teachers. Quite sensibly, given their contracts expire in June 2017, they were considering a return home and wanted to purchase their first property in Oxfordshire. 

The problem? They technically have no income in the UK, no job from June 2017 and no way of providing their affordability. Add to that the fact their deposit was gifted and that they currently reside outside of the UK, most lenders simply said no.

Our Solution:

Aria Finance on the other hand approached a specialist lender which was prepared to take the couple's existing income in Dubai as indicative of their earning potential once they returned to the UK.


Lucy Barrett, Managing Director of Aria Finance, said: "Arranging mortgages for borrowers earning in a foreign currency or who are bringing money into the UK from abroad incurs all sorts of challenges. But these are not insurmountable.

Most situations are resolvable but it's in circumstances like this when knowledge and expertise in the specialist sectors are invaluable. Deals like this are doable, but not if you're simply relying on a sourcing system. The computer might say no, where we can say yes."

Why choose Aria?

Over 20 years of experience

Our expert team have over 20 years of experience in bridging finance and the specialist distribution industry and works on your behalf to provide access to market-leading rates with rapid loan completion as standard.

  • We handle every element of your enquiry from application to completion to take the stress out of the mortgage process.
  • With one quick and easy call or online application, we can review your client's needs and work with a panel of lenders to tailor a finance solution perfect for their needs.
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