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Dawn's Story

Dawn Carson first contacted us in 2009 when she and her husband, William, were looking to buy their first home. As a primary school teacher and member of the National Union of Teachers, Dawn soon heard about the Society and chose to get in touch after learning about its positive reputation amongst teachers.

At the time, Teachers Building Society was one of the only providers offering the size of loan Dawn and William needed to secure their first home. Since then, their feet have barely touched the ground: not only have they gotten married, but they have had two children and completed two house extensions to include an additional bedroom and playroom for the children.

At the Society, we are committed to helping teachers onto the property ladder – but we go on to support them throughout all of life’s financial stages, too. Our bespoke underwriting service means that we examine everyone’s circumstances individually, so we were more than happy to work with Dawn and William once again when they approached us a few years later.

“On one of the occasions we contacted Teachers, I was approaching maternity leave and working on a fixed-term contract, so I don’t believe other lenders would have considered our application at that point in time. However, Teachers looked at our case on an individual basis and were still able to help; they didn’t just rely on a computer-generated response and recognised that we could afford to borrow the extra money. I’m really grateful that they took the time to look into this and were prepared to help us when other lenders wouldn’t.”

Dawn ThumbnailWe recognise that teachers work long hours and often use holidays as an opportunity to catch up on work and plan for the following term. Because of this, we aim to make the entire mortgage process as straightforward and hassle-free as possible.

“As a busy primary school teacher and mum, I appreciate the speed and simplicity of it all. The Society has the feeling of a small, family-like business and I’ve often spoken to the same person throughout my 6 years with them. A lot of banks and building societies now rely on automated services, so I really like the fact that Teachers treat their customers as individuals and are able to offer that personal touch.”

Dawn concludes, “I’m confident that choosing Teachers was the right decision: I joined the Society in 2009 and haven’t needed to look elsewhere since.”

Please note: each application is assessed individually and must meet our lending criteria at the time of application


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