We certainly can, although the way we achieve this is different if the IVA is active compared to if the IVA has already been settled.
During your IVA
There will be limits on any property you possess for the term of your IVA. Without the approval of your IVA Practitioner, you will not be able to sell it or refinance it. Your IVA provider should have included all the information on what will happen to your property in their original IVA proposal, which you will have agreed to and signed off.
Because mortgage interest rates are typically lower than those of personal or secured loans, remortgaging is frequently a good choice to acquire money for debt consolidation.
While an IVA is in effect, obtaining a mortgage is always difficult. However, where you have sufficient equity in your house and can demonstrate that your financial situation has improved since your IVA commenced, your chances will have improved.
At ams: we work with a variety of specialised lenders who are familiar with IVAs and who evaluate your personal finances more broadly and flexibly than high street lenders. This is particularly the case in areas where circumstances have altered more recently. They might be willing to give you an IVA remortgage even if your IVA is still in effect or a refinance so you can pay off the debt and remove the negative entry from your credit report.
After your IVA is settled
Even if it does not appear on your credit report, lenders may still inquire whether you have previously entered into an IVA. If they do, it is important to be truthful in your response, or you may be denied the loan, or supplying the wrong information can cause future problems.
We know that getting a mortgage after an IVA is difficult. Many lenders refuse to provide a loan to anyone who has gone through an IVA, regardless of how long it has been since it was finalised. On the other hand, certain lenders may consider an application after a certain period, such as three years. Fortunately, here at ams: we have access to lenders who are more willing to provide a loan if the IVA has been settled. Our professional mortgage advisers at ams: will assist you in finding the loan that suits your needs.