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How to get the best mortgage deals

While the UK mortgage market is by no means as competitive as it has been in the past there is no doubt that if you shop around you will improve your chances of being successful. However, there are a number of factors which many people seem to ignore when looking to grab the best deals in the UK mortgage market. So how can you improve your chances?

One issue which should be top of your agenda when looking to apply for a mortgage is your very own credit rating. You should be fully aware, via checks which everybody has access to, exactly how you stand at the moment and whether issues in the past will impact upon your ability to grab one of the best mortgage deals on the market. Even if you have had problems with your credit rating in the past there are ways and means of improving this by ensuring that all of your future payments are on time, keeping your bank account in the back, ensuring that you have enrolled on the local electoral register and also checking your credit rating on a regular basis to ensure there are no errors or issues which need addressed.

It is worth remembering that those looking at your credit report can go back up to six years to see if there have been any problems.

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