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    • mercexe
    • By mercexe 5th Feb 13, 8:51 PM
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    Borrowing more on Halifax mortgage
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    • 5th Feb 13, 8:51 PM
    Borrowing more on Halifax mortgage 5th Feb 13 at 8:51 PM
    Hi all

    I took out a Halifax mortgage last August. The loan-to-value was 80%.

    Since purchasing the property we have added a second floor and three bedrooms (it was a bungalow) and carried out a complete refurbishment. I estimate our loan-to-value is now more like 65 or 70%.

    I have a couple of expensive unsecured loans and credit cards and would like to pay them off by adding to my mortgage.

    I notice Halifax require you to have had the mortgage for six months, so I've just become eligible. I just want to know the process for this - will they carry out another full credit search, require bank statements/wage slips etc.? i.e. will it be another cumbersome/long process or is it more straightforward and will they just internally check?

    Obviously the house will need to be re-valued and that's fine. My main worry is that, although I have NEVER missed a payment and have a clean credit file, my "% of credit being used" is about 90% so I guess that might worry them a bit.

    Appreciate any advice/input! Thanks!
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