First time buyers

A yes could mean building a home of your own

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First time buyers

What would a yes mean to you?

Use our Online tools to help you, whether you want to know how much you could borrow or if we could lend you the amount you need for your home purchase.

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How can we help?

Mortgage tools to get you started

How much can I borrow?

Work out your borrowing potential over 25 years

Our how much can I borrow tool quickly gives you an indication of the maximum amount we might be able to lend you over 25 years without the need for personal details.


Would we lend to you?

Using personal data & a soft credit search, you can find out if you are likely to get a mortgage and how to apply.

Input your personal details and you could receive an indicative lending decision instantly online, based on a soft credit search that will not impact your credit record or your ability to obtain credit elsewhere.

  • Quotes for additional borrowing refer to the Mortgage Rate Finder
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How can we help?

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We make it easier for you to buy your first home

Getting started

It's an exciting time buying your first home. But it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to the important decisions such as choosing the right mortgage.

We have videos to explain the main topics, calculators to help you plan and short guides to lead you through every step...

Read our step by step guide to home buying

Alternatively, check out our Moving Tales for advice and tips from recent movers. Whether you’re a first time buyer, buying-to-let, or moving, you can find relevant advice on the process from people who have been through it themselves.

Moving Tales


Video: How to get a deposit

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Search our mortgage rates

What kind of mortgage are you looking for?

Find the right mortgage for you, first time. If you've found a house you want to buy, choose a suitable mortgage from our wide range and work out monthly repayments. 

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Helpful tools

Tools to help you plan

Use our range of tools to help you choose the right mortgage for you. Search our mortgage rates, work out how much you can borrow and how future rate changes could affect your repayments.

Our monthly budget calculator also helps you to trim your spending and start saving for your new home.

Looking to buy in London? Our interactive London Borough Comparison tool helps you compare average property prices, crime rates, school ratings and more. 

First time buyers

Useful guides

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Home Insurance

Are you covered?

Once you exchange contracts, your lender will insist that there is adequate buildings insurance cover in place and it is advisable to also take out contents insurance. This can be arranged to start at a date in the future, so that it's one less thing to think about.

Go to our Home Insurance section

Frequently asked questions

What other people are asking us

Any other questions?

View all Common Questions?


We've won more awards

NatWest has been awarded 'Best Bank for Mortgages' for an impressive 20th time in the past 24 years in the 2014 'Your Mortgage' awards and for the 5th year in a row we’ve also won 'Best First Time Buyer Mortgage Lender'.

In addition we've also been awarded 'Best National Bank' for the second year in a row in the 2013 'What Mortgage' awards and for the first time we've been awarded 'Best Lender Customer Service'.

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Your Mortgage

Best First Time Buyer Mortgage Lender


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Best National Bank


What Mortgage

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See more about our award-winning service

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Protecting your money

With our account monitoring and online fraud protection promise, it's no wonder our customers voted us the UKs most trusted mainstream bank for 2013.

We are a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The Scheme can pay compensation to customers if they are eligible and the Bank is unable to pay claims against it. Compensation limits for Mortgage advice and arranging (for business conducted on or after 31 October 2004) - maximum £50,000 i.e. 100% of first £50,000 per person

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