How To Get Mortgage After A Trust Deed?

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Thanks to the crash of 2007, getting a mortgage is no less than a challenge, especially if you have been through a trust deed recently.  Mortgage lenders are very careful with the risks they face when lending. Their perception of risk is understandable, and if you learn some bits, it will greatly help your case.


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A fact, the mortgage market fell apart as both lenders and consumers were taking too great risks. This irresponsible behavior leads to the following issues:

  • High Loan to Value Lending

If a lender offers 95%-100% mortgage, they risk losing especially if the property value declines later.

  • Low Borrower Deposit

The less money a borrower puts as possible, the less likely they will lose it if the home is repossessed. This vested interest is to keep the property under their ownership.

  • No Affordability

If a lender offers too much credit, they will suffer from financial issues soon. This is because they fight to keep their home by borrowing more money from other sources.

  • Accept Bad History

A lender analyses your credit score to evaluate your future behavior. Before the credit crunch, this factor is downgraded in importance to cost both lenders and borrowers.

Create Your Plan

Once your trust deed ends, you need to plan your way to access the mortgage lending. Following we have outlined what you need to do.

  • Save a Deposit

This demands some effort, time and sacrifices. You need to put your trust deed payment in a saving account each month. You also need to save up for buying costs and your mortgage deposit. A big deposit means the lender is less exposed to your property falling in value as you are seam fighting to keep your home. This is effective risk control.

  • Review Your Credit After the Trust Deed

Don’t think everything will play out once you are discharged. Instead, take a look at your credit and see what the creditors have reported to credit reference agency. If they didn’t take the right step once you are discharged from the Trust Deed, you need to ask them to reconsider.

You can get a credit expert trial with a default notice, thanks to data protection rights. This will make your credit report accurate and attractive to lenders.

  • Improve Your Credit History

Mortgage lenders go through your credit history and pay attention to your burrowing patterns. You are in control of your finance after the trust deed has to end but you need to be more responsible and use your credit wisely to leave a positive impression.

For instance, if you need to borrow money, avoid options that leave a bad impression on your credit profit, such as payday loan.

  • Choose What You Can Afford

A Mortgage lender has to confident that you can afford the repayment. Therefore, if you order one credit card balance, or spend on other things like leasing a car, they may rethink their choice. They can either deny you the money or cut some amount. Therefore, act responsible and build up your credit score to qualify for a mortgage.

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About the Author

Ankur Shah
Ankur Shah is the founder of the Value Investing India Report, a leading independent, value oriented journal of the Indian financial markets. Ankur has more than eight years of equity research experience covering emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia. He has worked as both a buy-side investment analyst for a global long/short equity hedge fund and a sell-side analyst for an emerging markets investment bank. Ankur is a graduate of Harvard Business School. You can learn more about his latest views on global markets at the Value Investing India Report. -- He can be emailed at

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