Lending and Security Guidelines

This page provides guidance for mortgage intermediaries on the areas the West Brom will consider as part of its mortgage underwriting processes. For general queries, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

In addition to the guidelines set out in this page, the West Brom also applies a number of proprietary credit assessment tools, the outcome of which may result in a case being declined despite appearing to fit within the guidelines set out in this page.

The West Brom retains the right to change its underwriting policy at any time and without necessarily updating these guidelines. However, the West Brom will endeavour to ensure the guidelines set out in this page represent the Society’s current approach to lending.

In the event of any clarification being required please contact the Intermediary Sales and Support Team (ISST) or your Business Relationship Manager (BRM). Prior to submission of supporting documentation please contact the BRM for clarification of any items or policy which may require further investigation to ensure cases are processed in a timely manner. 

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Minimum Age Requirements

  • 21 years.

  • 18 years.

Maximum Age Requirements

Capital & Interest

  • Loan to be repaid by applicants 75th birthday

Interest Only

  • Loan to be repaid by applicants 70th Birthday

Subject to affordability including assessment of evidenced post-retirement income if beyond applicant’s declared retirement age.


ADV : Advance
BTL : Buy to Let
CAIS : Credit Account Information Sharing
CCJ : County Court Judgment
CII : Consumer Indebtedness Index
COMM : Commission
KFI : Key Facts Illustration
LTV : Loan to Value
RMC : Regulated Mortgage Contract