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.”
We 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.”