New Mortgage Guides

Other Mortgage Guides

Mortgage Types

Mortgage Tools

Financial Services > Mortgages > Mortgages News

More Brits to find a mortgage abroad

Bookmark and Share

A large number of UK residents are planning to find a mortgage in France and Spain over the winter, according to new research.

Additionally, fewer Britons are looking for mortgages in the UK, a study by HiFX reveals.

This indicates that many UK residents are opting to stay close to home - despite bargain basement mortgages available in eastern European countries, the company claims.

HiFX's research indicates that 55 per cent of those wishing to find a mortgage overseas in November have opted for France or Spain, while locations such as Morocco, Bulgaria and Turkey are less popular.

Mark Bodega, marketing director of currency specialists HiFX, comments: Despite a fair amount of dabbling by investors in some more exotic locations, old time favourites France and Spain are still the first choice for British buyers looking for a holiday home or retirement home.

He added that both markets are currently offering bargains, with savvy Britons being able to find an affordable mortgage in these countries.

Kate Hamilton, a spokesperson for Homes Overseas, recently claimed that first-time buyers wishing to find a mortgage abroad should ensure that they have a safety net in place in the UK.

Bookmark and Share

Recommended Links

Copy and Paste the following HTML into your page.

Receive Mortgage Advice from a Regulated Advisor

Mortgage advice

There is no better time to be seeking suitable mortgage advice from a Regulated mortgage advisor

Submit your details today for an obligation-free chat and a regulated mortgage advisor will call you back to help you find the mortgage that best fits your needs.

We will only provide your details to one regulated advisor.

Your mortgage

 * Help
 * Help
 * Help

About you


Questions marked with * are required

Please be aware that the advisor who contacts you will be a third party advisor who has no connection with us. There is no charge to you for using this service. We are paid by charging your assigned advisor a fee for this service. Any advice or assistance given to you by a third party advisor does not represent our advice or assistance and is not checked or endorsed by us. It is your decision whether or not you act on any advice or assistance you are given.

By clicking “Proceed” you confirm that:

  • You accept our Terms of use; and
  • You would like to be contacted by a regulated third party advisor to discuss your needs.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Financial Services Net Limited and other trusted 3rd parties would like to keep you advised via e-mail or telephone of products, services and other exciting offers we think may interest you. Please untick this box if you do not consent to us contacting you for further information.

Mortgage lenders

Browse mortgage lender offersMortgage Rates by Lender

  • Browse current mortgage offers from over 90 lenders.

Worried about mortgage repayments?Worried about Mortgage Repayments?

  • Join our petition to Government to bail out burdened individuals, not just banks.

Free mortgage quoteFree Mortgage Quote

Mortgages in Scotland Mortgages in Scotland

Equity releaseEquity Release

  • Unlock equity in your home.

Switching mortgagesSwitching Mortgages

Home reversion plansHome Reversion Plans

Commercial mortgages Commercial Mortgages

  • Commercial property loans
  • Starting a business?

Arrears & CCJs?

  • Remortgages
  • Sub prime mortgages
  • Arrears, CCJs
  • Self certification
  • Debt consolidation

Protect your mortgageProtect Your Mortgage

  • 3 months free mortgage protection cover

Mortgage Newsletter