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Contractor Mortgages Explained

February 21st, 2012  

Contractors and freelancers often face a difficult time securing mortgages for a number of different reasons. This can turn what should be a relatively simple process into a minefield of confusion, especially in today’s lending climate with most Banks and Building Societies reluctant to lend and self certification mortgages being a thing of the past.

Ben Rogers a Senior Mortgage and Protection Consultant from Power Mortgages Ltd (http://www.powermortgages.co.uk), a mortgage and protection brokerage who specialise in helping Contractors and Freelancers explains how a Contractor mortgage works.

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How to Apply, Study for, and Pass your PMP Certification

August 4th, 2011  

I have recently passed my Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) – (July 2011). In this article will explain how I went about applying for the examination, how I studied, the books I used and what I believed helped me pass the PMP Certification.

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What Is The Outlook For Interest Rates?

July 19th, 2011  

What is the outlook for interest rates?

UK interest rates were held at a record low for the 25th month in a row last week, which has posed questions to contractors who currently have a mortgage or are thinking of taking one. How long can this last? Should I assume rates will go up and take a 5 year fixed rate, or gamble that they will stay low and take the risk on a variable deal? Sound familiar?

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Self Certified Mortgages For Contractors Are No More

May 29th, 2011  

Did you know? – Self Certified Mortgages are no more

Back in 2009 the Financial Services Authority (FSA) put an end to self-certification mortgages in an attempt to ensure that all borrowers prove their ability to repay in advance.

Self-certification mortgages were originally aimed at contractors, the self-employed and freelance/contract workers who had trouble proving their income and in many cases became the mortgage of choice for contractors on irregular income who struggled to secure mortgage borrowing with their bank..

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