Definition of self-certify in English:



  • 1 Attest or confirm (one's financial standing) in a formal statement.

    ‘if you wish to self-certify your earnings, you will have to supply accounts for the year’
    1. 1.1(of a loan or mortgage) obtained as a result of attesting or confirming one's financial standing in this way.
      • ‘Around 56 per cent of the loans are to buy-to-let customers, with 38 per cent self-certified and the remainder standard mortgages.’
      • ‘Its practice at that time was to advance a maximum of 80 per cent of the value of the security under a status mortgage, as against 65 per cent for a self-certified mortgage.’