We're here for first time buyers

We know brokers are the first choice for first time buyers

First time buyers make up 48%* of UK mortgaged house sales, and we recognise the important role brokers play in their journey. We want to do as much as possible to help you get your clients on the property ladder, so we're supporting our exceptional service levels with our first time buyer products and policy. 

*CACI monthly mortgage data for 2022 (excl. remortgages)

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Why choose Coventry for intermediaries?

  • We offer a range of LTVs, including first time buyer specific products up to 95% LTV.
  • We offer up to £500 cashback on first time buyer specific products, with no fee product options available.
  • First time buyers purchasing in the CV postcode area could be eligible to receive £1,000 cashback, find out more.
  • We've extended who can make a gift: your clients deposit can now also come from aunts, uncles and adopted children.
  • We allow second charges on family gifted deposits.
  • We'll run a soft credit check at AIP stage. The hard credit check will only be completed once a full application is submitted.
  • We'll accept probationary periods, providing the applicant can prove six months employment in a similiar role.

The First Time Buyer Economy report

First Time Buyer Economy Report Front Cover

Want the latest insights and forecasts on the first time buyer market?


Download the latest edition of the FTB Economy Report


Inside, we:

  • Investigate why the role of a broker is crucial in assisting aspiring homeowners,
  • Delve deeper into the current challenges faced by FTBs,
  • Explore what lies ahead for this vital segment of the UK housing market.

First Time Buyer Client Guide

Buying your first home is no easy feat. As a broker you play a huge role in making the dream of owing a home a reality. To help we’ve created a handy guide for you to give to your clients who need that extra support. 


The guide covers:

  • The different types of mortgages and repayment options
  • A step by step guide to buying a house
  • Costs that first time buyers need to consider
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