Were you aware that about 66% of the people applying for a mortgage in the UK never set foot into a Bank or Building Society? That is because two thirds of the applications put forward are processed by Mortgage Brokers or Adviser.A Mortgage Adviser is a person who is qualified to give you advice on the best mortgage scheme available to your needs.A good mortgage adviser will look at your situation and then give their advice on these areas:-Length of mortgage term.
-Best rate available given your credit history.
-Interest rate type.
-Lender service levels.
Plus many, many more factors.As well as sorting out your mortgage, the very best advisers will also make sure that you leave the property, when you want to leave it not when some burly bailiff tells you to. They do this by making sure that you have adequate insurance cover in place. The very best will also help you with the other matters involved in making a house purchase such as negotiating with Estate Agents, and completing legal paperwork.Not all Mortgage Advisers are the same though. Some are “whole of market” meaning that they deal with enough lenders to be classed as Independent by the FSA (the Government’s Financial watchdog), whilst others are “tied” meaning that they only deal with a select few Banks and Building Societies.Also, some Brokers will charge a fee to give you advice, whilst others are paid a “procuration fee” by the lender involved.
I believe that it is very important to discuss your situation with a good Mortgage Adviser before putting pen to paper on a home loan application. You wouldn’t try to take out your own wisdom teeth. You would never consider carrying out a large Civil Engineering project from scratch. So, when it comes to making the biggest purchases of your life, consult with the professionals and make sure you get it right.