The Business for Self (BFS) program by Excalibur, a part of First National Financial, is ideal for self-employed individuals seeking a mortgage. It caters to the unique income situations of entrepreneurs and business owners with a flexible approach to income verification. This program is beneficial, especially if you have imperfect credit, offering an easier path to qualify for a mortgage. If you’re self-employed and navigating the challenges of traditional mortgage requirements, the BFS program could be a fitting solution, aligning with your distinct financial needs. As always, consulting a financial advisor is advised to ensure it aligns with your financial goals.

Key details

Max Loan to ValueMax Loan to Value (LTV) is the largest loan you can get based on your home's value. For a $500k house, 80% LTV means you can borrow $400k or pay $100k down. 80% of Home Value
Credit ScoreThe minimum credit score required to qualify. If you don't know your score, reach out and we can help. 560 minimum
Max Amortization 30 years
Mortgage Amount $ 100K - $ 1.5M

Rates and fees

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Disclaimer: This rate table represents the best rates available from this lender. Rates and fees may depend on several factors, such as your Loan to Value, credit history, income, property use, property location, etc. For a precise quote, fill out the form at the bottom of the page for a no-obligation call.

More information

Purchase Refinance Equity Takeout Debt Consolidation Private Lender Payout Tax Arrears Payout Bridge Loan Home Renovation Loan
Property Types
Detached Semi-detached Townhouse Condo Duplex Triplex Fourplex Acreage
Self-Employed Income Commission Income Rental Program Low Taxable Income Borrow More Credit Challenges
Prior Bankruptcy Active Consumer Proposal Prior Consumer Proposal Foreign Down Payment Self Employed < 2 Years

This section lists what the lender either does accept or they may consider on a case-by-case basis depending on the rest of the application. If it’s case-by-case, we try and include a note in the policy details to help give more specific information. But keep in mind alternative (private and ‘b’) mortgages are situation dependent and some of the above items can’t be combined. If you’re unsure or have a question, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page or speak with your mortgage professional.

About the Lender

First National Financial is a leading non-bank lender in Canada, distinguished by its wide range of residential and commercial mortgage solutions. A key aspect of the company's offerings is its Excalibur program, an alternative residential mortgage product designed to cater to borrowers who may not meet the traditional lending criteria of mainstream financial institutions. By offering more flexible qualification requirements and personalized underwriting, Excalibur enables First National Financial to serve a diverse client base, ensuring a variety of mortgage needs are met. This commitment to alternative lending, in conjunction with its extensive portfolio of financial services, underscores First National Financial's influential position in Canada's mortgage lending industry.

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