New overseas mortgage guide released this week

22 Apr 2020

Simon Conn, one of the UK’s leading overseas property professionals, has written a free guide for people considering buying a property abroad.

The guide covers topics such as what is an international or overseas mortgage, how to get a loan to buy a property overseas, and the importance of getting professional advice. The guide also includes tips on trouble-shooting and overcoming obstacles.

Simon acknowledged that many people would be completely consumed by the current global pandemic. But he said: “This period of enforced isolation also gives us time to read, dream and speculate about the future. I am hoping this guide will give people a respite from this terrible virus and remind them that we will come out of this lockdown and we will get our lives back to some kind of normality.”

The jargon-free guide tackles finance, affordability and the length of time it can take to obtain a mortgage for your dream home. It also gives advice on hidden costs and the need for caution and awareness over foreign government taxes and legal costs.

“In this guide I have shared my most frequently asked questions regarding overseas properties,” Simon explained. “But if people do have other questions around obtaining a mortgage, they are welcome to email me their questions or call me to discuss them.”

This year Simon Conn is celebrating 40 years in the financial services industry, with more than 35 years spent focusing on overseas property and finance. Simon is also a regular media commentator on matters relating to the purchase or refinancing of overseas property in over 50 countries around the world.

The free guide can be downloaded here. For further information or if you’d like personal advice, please contact Simon at