Foundation Home Loans

Foundation – the home of specialist mortgages

What Foundation is good at:

  • Residential mortgages for borrowers with complex income, employment or credit history
  • Buy-to-let mortgages for landlords, portfolios and limited companies
  • Specialist property types including HMOs and multi-unit blocks 

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Foundation Home Loans for specialist residential

Not every case is straightforward, or ordinary. Some clients have circumstances that are a bit more, well, extraordinary.
That is where we can help. Whether it is a client who has recently changed jobs, is self-employed, has income from unusual sources, or some blips on their credit record, we can help.
There is a wide choice of products and flexible criteria to suit a range of extraordinary circumstances.

Reasons to use Foundation for your next specialist residential case: 

Who for?
  • Self-employed – directors, partners and contractors; retained profits considered
  • Employed - no minimum term in current job (minimum 3 months employed)
  • Clients with multiple and unusual income sources
  • Holders of credit blips / lower credit scores 
  • Eligible Professionals looking for up to 6 x income 

How much?
  • Maximum loan £2m
  • Maximum term 40 years
  • Maximum age 75 at end of term
  • No minimum income
  • Maximum number of applicants is 4 (immediate family)

What for?
  • Capital and repayment mortgages - see website for LTV limits
  • Interest only, affordability calculated on an interest only basis up to 70% LTV
  • Capital raising for buy to let purchase accepted
  • A part and part mortgages - see website for LTV limits
  • Green mortgages for properties with EPC rating A-C, in both the buy to let and residential ranges 

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Why use Foundation for your next BTL case? 

Who for?

  • Individual or limited company 
  • Limited companies with complex structures 
  • Up to 4 directors 
  • Newly incorporated limited companies acceptable
  • No minimum term of employment/self-employment and no minimum income
  • First time landlords considered 
  • Ex-pats considered as individuals or limited companies 

How much?

  • Loans up to £2m on core range 
  • ICR of 125% for limited company borrowers and basic rate taxpayers and 145% for others
  • No limit to portfolio size, subject to maximum borrowing of £5m with Foundation  

What for?

  • Specialist properties such as HMOs, short term lets and Multi Unit Blocks
  • HMOs: up to 8 bedrooms and MUBs: up to 10 units 
  • Green Mortgages available for purchase and remortgage

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Why Foundation?

Foundation Home Loans is the home of specialist buy to let and residential mortgage lending. With over 30 members of staff, and 8 dedicated regional account managers and 8 internal business development managers, we offer support to you throughout all the stages of your clients’ application. Intermediaries tell us they like our easy-to-use portal and flexible underwriting. It’s our aim to be the most trusted lender in the specialist sector so contact us for support throughout our underwriting process.  

The online portal for easy case submission

Register with Foundation here

Our online broker portal makes submitting a case quick and simple. If you already have a login, just click here to get started. If you don’t have a login, click here to complete the registration form. Registration will happen within 24 hours (weekdays only). If there is an urgent case you wish to discuss, please call our sales team between 9am-5:30pm Mon-Fri on 0344 770 8032.

Contact details

At Foundation Home Loans, we believe that it’s our relationships with brokers which are key to business success. We love to talk a case through so find your regional Account Manager here or contact our Internal Business Development Managers on 0344 770 8032.  

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Proc Fees

Product Gross Net
Product Transfer 0.30% 0.27%
All Products (excl. Product Transfer) 0.50% 0.45%
Semi-Commercial Product 1.2% 0.90%


How to Register

Registering for the first time:

Register online via Foundation’s website and list Paradigm as your submission route.

Add Paradigm as payment route:

Register online and list Paradigm as your submission route