This is my first posting on a forum but I am desperate for help. We applied for a mortgage from the Halifax via our mortgage adviser and I advised that I had been previously bankrupt and discharged in February 2009. We had a mortgage offer and exchanged contracts 2 weeks ago. We were due to complete last Friday and the Halifax have now said that they do not approve mortgages to people who have been previously bankrupt. We have already paid £17500 for our deposit for the house which we are buying (repossession) and the contract says that we will lose the deposit plus incur interest charges if we don't complete. Can the Halifax do this???? I am 5 months pregnant and have people moving into my house shortly which means we will have no house, be £17500 pounds down and no where to live. Our solicitors are working on it and we keep being told by our mortgage advisor that "everyone is doing what they can" and we don't have an answer. Our deadline is TOMORROW before our money is lost - is there anything I can do?