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Interview process

Should you decide to go ahead with your mortgage application, you'll need a telephone or video appointment with a dedicated Mortgage Adviser.

During your appointment, we'll ask you some questions about your personal circumstances (this information will be recorded in a Customer Needs Questionnaire - CNQ) in order to recommend which type of mortgage best suits your needs.

We'll prepare a Mortgage Illustration for you to consider, which will illustrate the cost of the mortgage, your monthly payments and any fees due. If you're happy after receiving your Mortgage Illustration, your application will go ahead. We will ask you to sign and return the pre-completed CNQ and application we sent to you after our conversation.

If your application is successful, we'll work to ensure the mortgage is in place for when you need it.

What you will need:

Your Mortgage Adviser will tell you what documentation will be required to support your application which will include:

  • a fully completed and signed application form
  • your latest full month's bank statement showing credits from your employer and debits to your current lender (if applicable)
  • latest month's payslip
  • your latest P60
  • the latest two years' finalised signed accounts or accountant's certificate (if self-employed)
  • application/valuation fee, and other fees if you have not chosen to have them added to your loan (as applicable)
  • address/identity documents
  • details of any life policies and household insurance policies that you currently hold
  • gifted deposit declaration (if applicable)

Proving your identity

When you apply for a mortgage with Skipton, we will ask you for proof of your name and address. This is to comply with anti-money laundering and prevention of crime regulations, which apply to all regulated banks and building societies.

If you are unable to provide any of the standard identity documents, there are others that we may be able to accept so please make us aware of your situation and we'll try our best to help.

Please see Proving your Identity [PDF] for full details on the documentation you will need to provide.

Buy to Let mortgage applications

If you're applying for a Buy to Let mortgage, it will likely be a non-advised appointment (depending on your circumstances) where you are able to choose your own mortgage product and the documentation you will need to provide is as follows:

  • a non-advised declaration form and direct debit mandate
  • your latest bank statement (which should show a full month)
  • your latest P60 (only required if using other income in addition to basic income)
  • the latest two years' finalised accounts (if self-employed) or SA302 or Accountant's certificate
  • Asset and Liability Statement (to be completed if you have over 5 Buy to Let properties)
  • address/identity documents
You could lose your home if you don’t keep up your mortgage repayments. Most Buy to Let mortgages aren’t regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Need help?

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If you need more help one of our friendly members of staff would be happy to assist.

0345 850 1755

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