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Case study – Bad credit mortgages

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22/11/2016
Julie Tyler is a 32-year-old store manager who managed to take her first step onto the property ladder, despite having a history of bad debt.
Case study – Bad credit mortgages

 

 

She got behind with her minimum payments on a couple of store cards and after three months of arrears, the card supplier took her to court.

“I was left with a County Court Judgement (CCJ) on my record for £495,” she confesses.

“It brought me to my senses. A month later, I satisfied the CCJ and paid off my debts. Then I froze my credit cards in ice, so I couldn’t use them to make impulse purchases.”

Two years later, Julie had saved up enough for a 20% deposit and managed to get a mortgage for £75,000.

The interest on the fixed rate she took out was relatively high, but she was simply relieved to be able to buy her one-bed flat.

 

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