Yes, mortgages have been available throughout the pandemic, and we’ll continue to accept new mortgage applications.
Safety is a continuing priority. For customers applying for a mortgage with HSBC, all surveyors are trained and issued with PPE should a physical mortgage valuation on the property be needed.
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Lenders can change their affordability assessments at any time, but this shouldn’t be a concern for you. As long as you complete the application accurately – you’ll get a fair decision on your application.
If your income has recently changed, or you think it’s likely to change in the future, it’s important you include this in your application.
If you have a Decision in Principle with HSBC, this will only be affected if your income has since changed. If it has, you can get a new, updated Decision in Principle online.
If you’re interested in viewing a property, you’ll need to arrange an appointment with the estate agent first. However, you shouldn’t view a property in person if you’re experiencing symptoms of coronavirus or have to self-isolate.
Keep in mind – government advice can change at any time, so it’s important to check the rules in your area and the area you’re looking to buy in.
Many estate agents now offer virtual tours so you can view properties from the comfort of your own home if you prefer.
It’s still okay to move home. However, it’s important to remain flexible and be prepared to delay moving if anyone involved experiences symptoms of coronavirus or has to self-isolate.
Keep in mind – local restrictions can change at any time, so check the rules that apply in your area and the area you want to move to.
Visit GOV.UK for the latest guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Think carefully before securing other debts against your home.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.