Contractor Three Year Discount Mortgage 80% LTV

Available for individuals who are working on a short-term contract basis this discounted rate mortgage gives you a set discount off our Standard Variable Rate (SVR) for an agreed period, giving you lower initial monthly payments.

We recognise that contractors may struggle with standard mortgage applications however Saffron takes a more pragmatic approach; actually understanding contractors circumstances and income structure.

Available to First Time Buyers.

  • An initial rate of


    (2.45% discount off our SVR)

    variable for three years,

  • followed by a 1.00% discount off our SVR, which is currently 5.39%, to give a current rate payable of


    variable for the rest of the mortgage.

  • The overall cost for comparison is

    4.3% APRC

Product details

Loan to Value (LTV) 80%
Arrangement fee £499 Other fees may apply.
Interest-only option To max 70% LTV
Early repayment charges None

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

Representative example:

The following representative example is intended to allow you to easily compare products across lenders and does not reflect what your actual monthly payment or APRC could be. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

A mortgage of £236,248 payable over 20 years 11 months, initially on a Discounted rate for 3 years at 2.94% and then a 1.00% discount off our current Standard Variable Rate Mortgage of 5.39% to give a current rate payable of 4.39% (variable) for the remaining 22 years, would require 36 monthly payments of £1,112.96 and 264 monthly payments of £1,308.11.

The total amount payable would be £385,452.94 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£149,239.62), an application fee of £180 and a redemption fee of £80.

The overall cost for comparison is 4.3% APRC representative.

Fees may differ to those shown in this representative example. Current fees can be found in our tariff of charges.

Additional product information

  • Income calculated as Daily Rate x 5 x 48.
  • You must provide the following income documentation:
    • Current and previous contract.
    • Last 3 months' bank statements showing invoice credits.
    • CV outlining previous employment history (two years in the same industry required).
  • You are able to reduce the interest rate charged on this mortgage during the discount rate period by making capital repayments to reduce the mortgage debt to a lower loan to value tier of the mortgage product.
  • This mortgage allows unlimited overpayments.
  • This mortgage is portable which means it is possible to take this product with you to a new property, subject to lending criteria and policy at the time.
  • This mortgage is available to new mortgage customers only.
    If you already have a mortgage with us and are looking to switch your deal, please give us a call on 0800 072 1100 to discuss our range of mortgages available exclusively for existing customers.
  • The interest rate charged will not fall below 2.00% (the minimum interest rate) at any point during the mortgage.
  • The mortgage must be for a minimum of £30,000 and a maximum of £1,000,000.
  • The minimum term for this product is five years and the maximum term is 40 years.
  • All applications are subject to current lending criteria.
  • The minimum property value is £100,000.
  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Please view our mortgage services fees and our mortgage valuation fees.

This does not include all of the information you need to choose a mortgage. For full details please ask us about how you can get an illustration.

This product is available via a mortgage broker only

What will this mortgage cost?

minimum amount: £30,000
maximum amount: £1,000,000
Years Months minimum term: 5 years
maximum term: 40 years
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