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We’re currently reviewing our mortgage products, please check back on our website soon.

If you would like to be notified when our mortgage products are released, please complete our call back form at the bottom of this page and state in the ‘query’ box, “keep me updated about your mortgages”.
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Why choose Leek United?

Expert advice from Qualified Mortgage Advisers

Fully trained and available over the phone or in every Leek United branch, our team of Qualified Mortgage Advisers are available to support you throughout the whole mortgage process. They’ll meet or call you for an initial discussion, listen closely to your needs, then offer free advice on which mortgage would suit you.

Jayne Fallows

Jayne Fallows

Qualified Mortgage Adviser

Call: 0808 169 6680

Liz Jones

Liz Jones

Qualified Mortgage Adviser

Call: 0808 169 6680

Nicola Ledward

Nicola Ledward

Qualified Mortgage Adviser

Call: 0808 169 6680

Laura Bradshaw

Laura Bradshaw

Qualified Mortgage Adviser

Call: 0808 169 6680

Chloe Bason

Chloe Bason

Qualified Mortgage Adviser

Call: 0808 169 6680

Laura Panek

Laura Panek

Qualified Mortgage Adviser

Call: 0808 169 6680

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How do I apply?

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How to apply for a Leek United mortgage

You choose the way that you would like to apply for a mortgage with the Society.

 

Face to Face – the very best personal service

You may choose to visit one of our branches and speak to a Qualified Mortgage Adviser face to face. We would love to meet you and spend the time getting to know you and what’s important to you.

Not all of our branches have a Qualified Mortgage Adviser in branch, however that’s not a problem as our Mortgage Advisers are flexible and will happily meet you at a branch of your choice.

Please get in touch, by contacting your local branch.
 

Step 1 - Please contact us on 0808 169 6680. We will initially require 10-15 minutes of your time for a pre-qualification and to get you booked in with one of our Qualified Mortgage Advisers.
 

Step 2 - Meet your Qualified Mortgage Adviser and let them guide you through your mortgage interview.
 

Step 3 - Consider all of the information provided and when you feel ready to do so, apply for your mortgage.

 

Over the telephone – the very best personal service

You may not live within our branch operating area and be unable to visit one of our branches. For your convenience we have a Direct Mortgage team based at our Customer Service Centre. Our team are here to carry out the same professional, friendly service that our in branch team of Qualified Mortgage Advisers do, the only difference being that this would be over the telephone. So it really doesn’t matter how you choose to apply with us.
 

Step 1 - Please contact us on 0808 169 6680. We will initially require 10-15 minutes of your time for a pre-qualification and to get you booked in with one of our Qualified Mortgage Advisers.
 

Step 2 - Talk to your Qualified Mortgage Adviser and let them guide you through your mortgage interview.
 

Step 3 - Consider all of the information provided and when you feel ready to do so, apply for your mortgage.

Understanding the remortgaging process

At Leek United we know that remortgaging your home is an important and sometimes worrying prospect. Rest assured, our Qualified Mortgage Advisers are here to help take the stress out of remortgaging, delivering the right information and advice for you and your family.

 

Step 1 - When looking to remortgage, our Advisers will need to talk through your personal finances with you. They will need you to have important financial information to hand, such as last 3 months bank statements, last 3 months pay slips and details of loans, credit cards or other agreements which are already in your name.

 

Step 2 - We are ready and waiting to walk you through your options when looking for the most suitable remortgage deal. Our experts are always more than happy to talk you through your options, with help available both in branch as well as over the telephone.
Please contact us on 0808 169 6680 to arrange a face to face meeting, in one of our branches or a telephone appointment.

 

Step 3 - When you contact our Direct Mortgage team, we will look at your eligibility for remortgaging your home. If you meet the criteria, an appointment will be made to speak with one of Leek United’s Qualified Mortgage Advisers to look at in detail what you would like, what you need and what is available given your existing financial responsibilties.

 

Step 4 - At this stage you will need to carry out a full mortgage interview - this should take around 90 minutes but can vary. The aim is for us to get to know you and your needs, whilst making sure that you fully understand all the information provided – we want the mortgage that we recommend to be the most suitable, affordable and appropriate one for you.

 

Step 5 - You will receive an application pack in the post, containing all the paperwork you need to make a start on your application. Your Qualified Mortgage Adviser will be on hand to answer any questions which you may have when completing your paperwork.

 

Step 6 - Once your paperwork is completed and received by us, your Qualified Mortgage Adviser will talk you through the next stage. You will be introduced to your Mortgage Administrator, who will process your application, and you might need to provide some extra information. At this stage we will be able to provide you with a mortgage valuation. Our Mortgage Administrators are here to keep you fully involved, so you are aware of your application’s progress.

 

Step 7 - After a valuation report is successful and all other documentation has been completed, your application will be passed onto our Underwriting Team.

Final underwriting checks will be carried out.

Following this approval a formal Mortgage Offer will be issued. Copies will be sent to both you and your solicitor to enable the legal process to be completed.

Loan to Value (LTV)

Loan to Value is the proportion of the value or price of the property (whichever is the lower), that you borrow on a mortgage. For example, a £90,000 mortgage on a house valued at £100,000 would mean an LTV of 90%.

Stamp Duty

This is a Government Tax charged on purchases of land or property over a certain value. This is charged at different rates depending on different limits and property types.

Valuation Fees

A standard valuation report is a basic assessment of the condition and value of the property. It is purely for the benefit of the Society. You may decide to have a more thorough Homebuyers Report or a full structural survey carried out. These types of reports are more expensive than a standard mortgage valuation.

Legal Fees

A solicitor will handle all of the legal proceedings up to and including completion of the mortgage.

Product Fees

If applicable, these are payable when you apply for your mortgage with us. We will inform you of any product fees at the outset.

Capital and Interest Mortgage

A type of mortgage where each month you pay both the interest on the loan and an element towards the mortgage amount borrowed. The mortgage balance decreases each month (assuming regular payments are made). The mortgage amount would be completely repaid at the end of the mortgage term.

Interest Only

A type of mortgage where each month you only pay the interest on the outstanding mortgage amount. This means that at the end of the mortgage term, the mortgage amount will still remain outstanding. With this type of mortgage you would need a suitable repayment strategy to repay the mortgage in full at the end of the mortgage term.

Annual Percentage Rate of Charge (APRC)

The Annual Percentage Rate of Charge (APRC) is the total cost of the loan expressed as an annual percentage. The APRC is provided to help you compare different offers and is calculated using assumptions regarding the interest rate. If part of your loan is a variable interest rate loan, the APRC could be different from that quoted if the interest rate for your loan changes.

It takes into account the initial rate of interest, any other charges applicable e.g. valuation fee, application fee, solicitors costs and the amended rate when a discount or fixed rate period ends i.e. if the mortgage were to revert to the Standard Variable Rate at the end of the agreed product term date.

We will also provide another figure to reflect the volatility of interest rates and to illustrate if these were to increase, what impact this would have on your mortgage payments and for you to think about whether this will be affordable to you in the future. The figure used is the highest that the Bank of England Base Rate (BBR) has ever been within the last 20 years. This is then added onto our current Standard Variable Rate. This will illustrate to you the true rate of interest charged over the whole period of the loan if this circumstance occurred. This will be detailed in your mortgage illustration.

Early Repayment Charge (ERC)

An Early Repayment Charge may be payable if the mortgage is repaid in full or part before a set date. Your mortgage illustration and mortgage offer letter will set out how much it will be and the time period it will last for.

Cashback

With some products you may receive a cashback when you complete on your mortgage. Your mortgage illustration and offer letter will set out how much it will be and when we will pay it.

Completion Date

The day that the property becomes legally yours. Your solicitors will arrange a completion date with you for the purchase or remortgage of the property.

Additional Borrowing

The facility for existing mortgage account holders to borrow extra money from us. This may be available for a variety of reasons, but would be subject to you meeting the Society’s criteria and Responsible Lending Policy.

Conveyancing

Conveyancing is the legal process involved in buying and selling a property.

Daily Interest

Where the interest charged on the mortgage is calculated on a daily basis. It is calculated on the balance outstanding at the end of each day.

Equity

The equity in your property is the difference between the value of the property and the amount of mortgage outstanding.

Exchange of Contracts

Exchange of contracts occur when the buyers and seller’s conveyancers exchange signed contracts. Once this exchange has occurred both parties are legally bound.

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Financial Conduct Authority is the regulatory body for the financial services industry in the UK.

Their aim is to protect consumers, ensure the industry remains stable and to promote healthy competition between financial services providers.

Freehold

If you own the property as a ‘freehold’ tenure, then you own the property and the land that the property is built on.

Mortgage Illustration

A mortgage illustration outlines the terms of the mortgage and the total cost of the mortgage specifically to your requirements. This mortgage illustration will be provided to you by one of our Qualified Mortgage Advisers.

Leasehold

If you own the property under a ‘Leasehold’ tenure, then you own the property but not the land it's built on. The land remains the owner of the landlord, also known as the ‘freeholder’. Ownership of the property will also revert back to the freeholder once the lease runs out. Leases can last for decades or centuries. There is usually an annual charge for the lease, called a ground rent.

Standard Variable Rate (SVR)

The Standard Variable Rate usually known as the SVR is a variable rate of interest. This means that your payments can go up or down. Each lender sets their own Standard Variable Rate to reflect market conditions and it is at the lender’s discretion as to when this changes.

Mortgage Term

The mortgage term is the number of years in which you agree to pay back your mortgage. The Society currently offers mortgage terms from 5 years to 40 years.

Fixed Rate Mortgage Product

This type of mortgage sets the interest rate that you will pay for a given period of time, thereby providing you with the stability of knowing exactly what your monthly payments will be for that period. Once the fixed rate period has expired the mortgage will automatically revert to the Society’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) applicable at the time. However, prior to the end of the fixed rate period we will contact you to inform you of any other products we have available for you to transfer over to. We aim to make this process as straightforward with as little cost as possible.

Discount Mortgage Product

This type of mortgage provides a discount off the Society’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) for a specified period of time. As our Standard Variable Rate can change at any time, this means that your mortgage interest rate can also change and therefore your monthly payments could increase or decrease accordingly. Once the discounted rate period has expired the mortgage will automatically revert to the Society’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) applicable at the time. Prior to the end of the specified discounted period, we will contact you to inform you of any other products we have available for you to transfer over to. We aim to make this process as straightforward with as little cost as possible.

Tracker Mortgage Product

This type of mortgage directly tracks the Bank of England Base Rate. When there is an increase or decrease in the Bank Base Rate, the tracker rate of interest will also increase or decrease. Once the tracker rate period has expired the mortgage will automatically revert to the Society’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) applicable at the time. Prior to the end of the specified discounted period, we will contact you to inform you of any other products we have available for you to transfer over to. We aim to make this process as straightforward with as little cost as possible. 

Flexible Mortgage Product

This type of mortgage can offer you greater control of your finances by allowing the option of overpayments and payment holidays.

Offset Mortgage Product

An offset mortgage product is where you have a savings account and a mortgage account with the same provider. The cash savings are used to reduce the amount of mortgage interest you’re charged.

Consumer Buy to Let

This type of mortgage is for individuals who may have inherited a property or used to live in a property which is now to be rented out. It is for those who are ‘accidental landlords’ due to circumstances, rather than those who either own or wish to purchase an Investment Property for business purposes.

Investment Property Loan

This type of mortgage is especially designed for individuals who either own or wish to purchase an investment property. These include where a customer:

• uses the mortgage to purchase a property with the intention of renting it out.

• has previously purchased the property with the intention of letting it out and neither the customer nor a relative has inhabited it.

• already owns another property that has been let out on the basis of a rental agreement.

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Call us free between 9am - 5pm (Monday - Friday) on 0808 169 6680 to make an appointment with one of our Qualified Mortgage Advisers.

Appointments available between:

8am - 7pm Monday - Thursday

8am - 5pm - Friday

9am - 4pm - Saturday

If you call outside these hours please leave a message and we will call back as soon as possible during office hours.

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE