New 95% Mortgage Guarantee Scheme



A new government-backed mortgage scheme to help people with 5% deposits get on to the housing ladder is available to lenders from today (19 April 2021).


First announced at the Budget, the scheme will help first time buyers or current homeowners secure a mortgage with just a 5% deposit to buy a house of up to £600,000 – providing an affordable route to home ownership for aspiring home-owners.


The government will offer lenders the guarantee they need to provide mortgages that cover the other 95%, subject to the usual affordability checks.


The scheme is now available from lenders on high streets across the country, with Lloyds, Santander, Barclays, HSBC and NatWest launching mortgages under the scheme today and Virgin Money following next month.




Source: GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-95-mortgage-scheme-launches