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3.99% Exclusive Contractor remortgage 3 year discount of 1.00% from our SVR [DC11]

Follow on rate SVR currently 4.99%.
The overall cost for comparison is 4.7% APRC


For Contractors remortgaging up to 90% LTV

  • 1% ERC in first year
  • Through our panel of packagers

For Contractors remortgaging up to 90% LTV

  • Initial Rate, a discount of 1.00% from our SVR for 3 years
    3.99% variable
  • Followed by our Standard Variable Rate (SVR) for the rest of the term
    4.99% variable
  • The overall cost for comparison is
    4.7% APRC
  • Maximum LTV
    90% including fees
  • Application Fee - payable upfront and non-refundable
  • Product Fee - may be added to the loan
  • Early Repayment Charge
    Charges will apply to any lump sum or full redemption paid over 10% of the capital balance
    1.00% in year 1
  • 1% ERC in first year
  • Through our panel of packagers

Representative Example

A mortgage of £100,000 payable over 12 years initially on a discount of 1.00% from our Standard Variable Rate, currently 4.99%, giving a pay rate of 3.99% for 3 years and then on our Standard Variable Rate of 4.99% for the remaining 9 years would require 36 payments of £886.20 and 108 payments of £924.44.

The total amount payable would be £132,325.72 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£30,467.72), a product fee (£1,250), an application fee (£150), a valuation fee (£185), an exit fee (£100) and a funds transfer fee (£25).

The overall cost for comparison is 4.7% APRC representative.

Further Information


  • Application fee £150. This is payable upfront and is non-refundable.
  • Society product fee £1,250. This may be added to the loan subject to the maximum LTV.
  • Valuation fees are payable on a set scale as detailed in the separate Fees Guide.
  • Solicitors and licensed conveyancers fees are not based on a set scale and solicitors must be approved by Buckinghamshire Building Society.
  • Proc fees are 0.80% capped at £3,000.
  • Other charges may be made in respect of mortgage services. See our Fees Guide for details.

Higher Lending Charge

The Society will purchase a Higher Lending insurance to provide additional security where the amount of the loan exceeds 80% of the valuation of the property.

Acceptable Credit Criteria

This product accepts our minor adverse credit click here for details

Early Repayment Charge (ERC)

A charge of 1% of any lump sum or full redemption repaid over 10% of the capital balance is payable in the first year of the discount period.


During the early repayment charge period lump sum overpayments up to 10% of the capital balance per annum may be made without attracting an early repayment charge. Should the total of lump sum overpayments exceed 10% within this period, the excess will attract an early repayment charge.

Once the early repayment charge period has ended overpayments can be made at any time.
If an overpayment of £500 or more is made, we will recalculate the monthly payment the following month.


The amount we lend will be based on our assessment of affordability. Income multiple cap is 4.5 x first income plus 3 x second income or 4 x the joint income.


This mortgage is available on a capital and interest repayment basis or interest only with a suitable repayment vehicle. Payments must be made monthly by direct debit.

Maximum LTV

£750K to 80% LTV

£500k to 90% LTV

Proof of Income

  • CV which evidences a continuous career in a similar role or area of business.
  • At least 7 months contracting experience with at least 1 renewal.
  • Current contract, which must have been in existence for a minimum of 1 month. Each contract will be considered on its own merits.
  • 6 months business and personal bank statements..
  • A minimum of 3 months invoices / payslips.
  • If operating through a limited company for more than 2 years, audited/certified accounts and certificate of incorporation.
  • If you are working under an umbrella company you will need 3 months bank statements.
  • A copy of VAT registration certificate if applicable.
  • Proof of appropriate PI cover.
  • Certified photographic proof of identity
  • We will carry out electronic verification to prove your identity, but we may also ask for documentary evidence of identity.
  • Credit searches will be made and cases may be declined due to previous adverse credit or information that is not  disclosed on the application form

Age Limits

The minimum age is 18 for all applicants. There is no maximum age. Cases are considered on individual circumstances.

Loan Size

Minimum loan size £100,000.

Maximum loan size £500,000 to 90% LTV; £750,000 to 80% LTV.

Mortgage Term

The maximum mortgage term is 40 years dependent on individual circumstances.


We recommend that the applicant has buildings insurance on the property. It is not a requirement to buy any insurance through Buckinghamshire Building Society.


This product is portable, subject to our lending criteria at the time.

Property type

Standard construction houses or flats. For leasehold properties the Society requires a minimum unexpired period of 85 years at the time of purchase and at least 55 years unexpired lease remaining after the expected redemption date. Flats over 4 storeys may be considered on an individual basis but are not acceptable if they are local authority or ex-local authority.

New Build

An  85% maximum LTV applies to new build houses outside the M25 (London area). Houses in London and all flats have a maximum LTV of 80%. For new build properties the Society requires a minimum lease term of 125 years, a maximum starting ground rent of 0.1% of the property value and no unreasonable ground rent escalators or other event fees. Max loan size is £750k for 80% LTV and £500k for 85% LTV.

Payment Holidays

  • Payment holidays are permitted providing the LTV is no greater than 75% at the time of the request.
  • The Society may require a re-inspection of the property (currently costing £77) debited to the mortgage account.
  • The mortgage must have been in place for a minimum of 12 months and have had no arrears in the last 6 months.
  • The total number of payment holidays allowed throughout the mortgage term is 6 monthly payments, and only 3 of those months at any one time.
  • Additional payment holidays are not permitted within 3 years of taking the last payment holiday.
  • No additional borrowing is permitted during a payment holiday.
  • Payment holidays are not permitted within 6 months of any additional borrowing.


Interest is calculated daily on the balance outstanding and added to the account the following month.