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First time buyer

So you’re looking to take the plunge and buy your first home. It’s an exciting time. But we realise that it can also be a little daunting so our broker team are here to help you every step of the way.

Because we take a more personal approach, our broker team will assist in guiding you through the process, answer any questions and together we’ll work out how we can help you based on how much you can comfortably afford.

The good news is that we offer competitive rates and you’ll only need a minimum of 5% of the value of your new home as a deposit wuth our standard products or with our Joint Borrower, Sole Proprietor product. That can really help to get you on the property ladder and perhaps leave you with some money to spend on your new home.

Mortgages explained

At Saffron Building Society, we understand that sometimes mortgages can seem very confusing. But when stripped back to the basics, they’re quite easy to understand. That is why we have created a guide to mortgages that will help you make sense of the transaction you may be about to enter into and a step-by-step guide to applying for a mortgage and how your Saffron Mortgage Adviser will help you every step of the way.

First Time Buyer Key Product Criteria

  • Max LTV 95% inclusive of fees
  • Free Valuations
  • Gifted Deposits acceptable
  • Repayment only
  • Minimum age 21
  • Minimum loan size £30,000
  • Maximum loan size £500,000
  • Minimum mortgage term 5 years
  • Maximum mortgage term 40 years
  • We allow new build houses up to 95% LTV, new build flats restricted to 75% LTV

Joint Borrower, Sole Proprietor Key Product Criteria

  • Free valuation
  • Minimum age 21
  • Max LTV 95% inclusive of fees
  • Minimum loan size: £30,000
  • Maximum loan size: £500,000
  • Maximum of 2 owner borrowers
  • Maximum of 1 supporting borrower
  • The maximum age of the Supporter at application is 70 years
  • The supporting borrower must be a close family member*
  • The supporting borrower must be the last named applicant
  • The supporting borrower must be a residential owner occupier living in the UK
  • The supporting borrower cannot live in the property
  • The supporting borrower will not be named on the title deeds

To find out more about our JBSP product please contact us.

Our first-time-buyer mortgages

First Time Buyer 90% LTV Five Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

Initial rate

3.77% (fixed)

Product period

31.01.2027

then changing to our SVR minus 1.00%

4.39%

Deposit required

10.00%

The overall cost for comparison is

4.30% APRC

Arrangement fee

None

First Time Buyer 90% LTV Two Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

Initial rate

3.57% (fixed)

Product period

31.01.2024

then changing to our SVR minus 1.00%

4.39%

Deposit required

10.00%

The overall cost for comparison is

4.40% APRC

Arrangement fee

None

First Time Buyer 95% LTV Five Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

Initial rate

3.87% (fixed)

Product period

31.01.2027

then changing to our SVR minus 1.00%

4.39%

Deposit required

5.00%

The overall cost for comparison is

4.30% APRC

Arrangement fee

None

First Time Buyer 95% LTV Two Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

Initial rate

3.67% (fixed)

Product period

31.01.2024

then changing to our SVR minus 1.00%

4.39%

Deposit required

5.00%

The overall cost for comparison is

4.40% APRC

Arrangement fee

None

Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor First Time Buyer Mortgage

Initial rate

4.27% (fixed)

Product period

30.11.2026

Then reverting to our SVR minus 1.00%

4.39%

Deposit required

5.00%

The overall cost for comparison is

4.50% APRC

Arrangement fee

None

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