It is extremely important to have a good credit score when you are looking to purchase property
Credit scoring is closely regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
It is very difficult for a consumer to know in advance if they have a high enough credit score to be accepted for credit with a particular lender. This is due to the complexity and structure of credit scoring, which differs from one lender to another.
Also, lenders do not have to reveal their credit scoring methods, nor do they have to reveal the minimum credit score required for the applicant to be accepted. Simply due to this lack of information to the consumer, it is impossible for him or her to know in advance if they will pass a lender's credit scoring requirements.
If the applicant is declined for credit, the lender is also not obliged to reveal the exact reason why.