Deposit Unlock

A brand-new scheme devised in collaboration with lenders and house builders to enable first-time buyers and home movers to purchase a new-build home with only a 5% deposit

What is deposit unlock?

Deposit Unlock is a new scheme which allows first-time buyers and home movers to borrow 95% Loan to Value (LTV) up to a maximum loan of £750,000, on New Build properties.

  • Available for home movers and first-time buyers across England, Wales and Scotland
  • The scheme covers newbuild houses and flats
  • Maximum loan size £750,000
  • Exclusively for New Build homes through a participating house builder. Please note, the builder must approve the use of Deposit Unlock before proceeding with the application.

The participating house builders are:

  • Barratt
  • Bellway
  • Bewley
  • Bloor Homes
  • Countryside Properties
  • Crest Nicholson
  • Croudace
  • Davidson Group
  • Fairview
  • Hill
  • Keepmoat
  • Miller Homes
  • Persimmon
  • Redrow
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • Thakeham
  • Vistry

The participating lenders are:

  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Newcastle Building Society

Other First Time Buyer schemes

Please visit our first time buyer page for information on other related schemes, such as Shared Ownership.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What are the benefits?

  • Can I use the scheme and still own other properties?

  • Can I use Deposit Unlock in conjunction with any other scheme?

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