Foreign national buying in the UK


Our client approached us with a very complicated set of circumstances. He has dual nationality – American and French Canadian – was moving back to the UK from a posting in Washington DC, and he was moving jobs. So while he wanted to borrow a fairly modest £300,000 against a property purchase price of £995,000, it was a difficult call for many lenders. He has just left a full-time position at a leading firm of management consultants to become a self-employed contractor, working with US companies, and is paid in US Dollars.


Using our knowledge of the market and our extensive range of contacts at private banks and other specialist lenders, we negotiated a deal. Together our client and his British wife are borrowing £300,000 against a property purchase price of £995,000 at 2.99% fixed for a two year term (APR 4.6%* - the overall cost for comparison).


The clients are paying an arrangement fee of just £899.


*APR (the overall cost for comparison) calculation based on a 2 year term, interest only mortgage with £899 arrangement fee, legal and valuation fees of £4,000. The actual rate available will depend on your circumstances. Ask for a personalised illustration.


© Private Finance Limited, 2016. Private Finance provides independent mortgage advice and arranges individual mortgage solutions for clients. Private Finance is a trading style of Private Finance Ltd, 21 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH, registered in England no. 3855776 and Private Finance Associates LLP (PFA LLP) of the same address, registered in England no. OC357301. PFA LLP is an Appointed Representative of Private Finance Ltd. Charges are based on the loan amount and the complexity of your needs and circumstances. Our maximum fee is 1% however typically our average fee has been 0.28%, i.e. £980 on a loan of £350,000. Private Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA registration number 310566).

Private Finance Ltd is rated 4.92 stars by based on 128 merchant reviews

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The team at Private Finance are super-professional, nice to deal with and most importantly obtain the most competitive rates in the market. I would recommend them to anyone.
Luke Blair was a pleasure to deal with, informative and patient yet prompt. Would recommend. Penny Waites
I would just like to say how very happy i have been with the service provided by Private Finance. My initial contact was Shaun Church who clearly understands the market, and found me a great deal. My case was then transferred to Sarah Sheppard who was nothing short of brilliant with her work in making the deal happen.I have been kept up to date and informed of progress throughout what can be a painfully slow process. Sarah always went above and beyond my high expectations, always one step ahead of the game. Thank you.
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