Buying overseas is stressful, so understandably our clients, who were making the move to France permanently, had enlisted the help of a French mortgage broker, based near where they were buying. Sadly, that broker had misunderstood their situation and applied for the wrong mortgage and they got refused. By the time the bank and the broker had communicated all this to the clients, they had already missed the deadline set in their compromis de vente.

Luckily, they were then recommended to us! We liaised with their agents and the notaire and agreed an extension to the compromis and then went about getting them a great deal. Within 30 days of their first contact with us, we had got them a mortgage offer - a 25 year repayment deal at a fixed rate of 2.35% and 85% LTV - with no life insurance requirement and a 50% discount on the bank's arrangement fee.

And most importantly, the purchase of their dream property went smoothly from then on and they have made it their main home.