Is it possible to get a mortgage with a bad credit history?

I am currently paying back some store cards and credit cards with which I got into a bit of a mess a couple of years ago! However me and my partner have been thinking of purchasing a house. I am worried that I won't get a mortgage due to my bad credit history! Are there any mortgage providers who would still... show more I am currently paying back some store cards and credit cards with which I got into a bit of a mess a couple of years ago! However me and my partner have been thinking of purchasing a house. I am worried that I won't get a mortgage due to my bad credit history! Are there any mortgage providers who would still give me a mortgage or take into consideration the fact that I am now in control of my debts and on the right path to clearing them?
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