How much can I borrow?
Calculate how much your monthly mortgage or interest payments would be based on the amount of money you may be able to borrow.
How much will I pay monthly?
How much mortgage can I afford?
One of the first things to know when buying a house is how much money you are able to borrow. Mortgage affordability calculators like ours help you to work out how much you might be able to borrow when buying a home.
What should I do before applying for a mortgage?
The first step on the road to applying for a mortgage is to speak to a bank or a mortgage broker. However, using something like a mortgage calculator to get an idea of what you can afford, is likely to help you when discussing your circumstances with the bank or a mortgage broker. It is also worth checking your credit score to see whether there is anything on your credit report which may adversely affect your application.
How do you calculate how much I can borrow?
A mortgage calculator gives you a rough idea of what amount you might be able to borrow based on your household income. This helps to show how much you may be able to afford to repay each month – and therefore the total amount you may be able to borrow.
What if I have a poor credit score?
You can still get a mortgage with a poor credit score, although it is not as straightforward as it would be if you had a good credit score. Therefore, one of the best ways to put yourself in a strong position to apply for a mortgage is to improve your credit score.
Is there help available?
Programmes like the Right to Buy scheme allow council home tenants to purchase their home from the government. Meanwhile, other initiatives like the Help to Buy mortgage scheme give you a step up with essentially an equity loan from the UK government, while the Shared Ownership scheme lets you buy between 25-75% of your home’s value and pay rent on the remainder, buying bigger shares when you can afford to.