Tony Flynn Mortgages
Key challenges of a sports professional mortgage
Some of the key needs of a sports professional are listed here.
One of the key things we take into consideration is the length of your career. When discussing with the lenders we are able to negotiate and come to an agreement with them on an individual basis. Because of this we often find ourselves able to get affordable mortgages without the restriction of having to have it repaid before you retire.
One of the ways we do this is to help you design and plan out your future after you retire and we take this information to the lender.
The first time you saw your first sports contract you probably didn’t know what was going on with it. With the different types of payments and benefits available it can seem a bit daunting. It’s no different for an underwriter. They will see 1 or 2 sports contracts in their full career and it’s important that you have someone who can talk their language when negotiating the deals.
Typical contracts can last anywhere up to 5 years, this means that for the duration of the contract you are able to evidence your income. But what happens after that, especially when mortgage terms can go up to 40 years. The lenders need to be sure, that the mortgage payments will be sustainable if taking it beyond the contract length. Similar to Career length we use our expertise to negotiate this on your behalf.
Retirement at 35? This sounds like the dream for many. Looking on the outside in, it can seem like an easy life, but the reality is there is always uncertainty until retirement and then when this happens, you still need to have an income to support yourself or your family. We discuss your future with you openly and we are able to take this into consideration when negotiating with lender.
Coaches, Managers, Physio’s, Back Office Staff
Your needs are very similar. When talking about professional sports people you immediately think about players. The reality is that the back-office staff can often be on very similar contracts. This can vary, your job role can vary contract to contract, or even change during contract so it can be even more complex.