The best thing about our job as a Mortgage Broker in Cardiff is helping our clients navigate through the often stressful experience of buying a home or remortgaging. It can be a complicated process and our clients love having someone on their side from start to finish to ensure they get the right advice.
We do pride ourselves on providing a highly responsive service, communication is everything in this job. We work from a large panel of well-known high street banks and building Societies to ensure our clients get the best deal available to them but we also work with smaller, more specialist Lenders too for when we come across clients who don’t “tick all the boxes”.
Your free initial mortgage consultation will last around 30-60 minutes. During your consultation, you will get to speak with your dedicated Mortgage Advisor in Cardiff. Their job will be to get a better understanding of your mortgage needs and situation so that they can search for the perfect mortgage deal for your personal and financial situation.
Typically, most High Street Lenders will require a 5% deposit from you. However, depending on your credit history, your lender may ask for 10%-15%.
It can still be possible to get a mortgage, even with bad credit problems in the past. Even though it may be a little harder, it isn’t impossible!
You may have to put down a higher deposit if you have bad credit, this could be 10%-15%.
Your first job is to carry out our mortgage Fact Find so that we can get an idea of your mortgage needs and what sort of deals you want to be looking for.
Afterwards, we will book you in with a Mortgage Advisor in Cardiff who will get a couple more pieces of information from you.
Then we can arrrange an Agreement in Principle for you within 24-hours to increase the chances of the seller accepting your offer.
If you’ve found yoru dream home, and are happy with our mortgage recommendation, we can start the mortgage application process! A formal mortgage offer can take longer than 3 weeks, during which, we will keep you informed with the progress of your application.
As a Mortgage Broker in Cardiff, we recommend that our applicants obtain an Agreement in Principle (AIP) as soon as possible. Having an AIP whilst you’re viewing properties can increase your chances of being accepted by the seller. It may also allow an opportunity for price negotiation.
Once you have an Agreement in Principle (AIP) in place, it should last between 30-90 days. If your AIP expires, you can easily renew it by getting back in touch with your Mortgage Advisor in Cardiff.
First of all, your free mortgage consultation should last around 30-60 minutes. Once this is complete, your Mortgage Advisor in Cardiff will obtain an Agreement in Principle for you within 24-hours. Then, if you are happy to proceed with the deal that your advisor has recommended, we can submit your mortgage application. A formal mortgage offer can take on average around 3 weeks to return.
During your mortgage application, you’ll be asked to provide evidencing documents:
– Latest 3 Payslips (Employed), Last 2 years’ Accounts (Self-Employed)
– Latest 3 Months’ Bank Statements
– Latest P60
– Photographic ID
During your mortgage application in Cardiff, if you’re Self-Employed, you’ll need to submit at least one year’s accounts. As a Mortgage Broker in Cardiff, we’ve found that most lenders use your salary plus dividend to calculate the maximum mortgage amount that you can borrow. Although, some lenders may choose to go off your net profit.
Depending on why you want to get a second mortgage, it may be easier to get one than not.
There are various reasons why someone may want a second mortgage, for example:
– Buy to Let
– Debt Consolidation
– Home Improvements
– Second Home
– Marital / Relationship Breakdown
Our Managing Director Malcolm founded the company with his wife Amy in 2009. He still loves seeing customers to this day and he eats, sleeps and breathes Mortgages!
His real passion is to help customers get the best mortgage deal available to them and guiding First Time Buyers safely through the daunting process of getting onto the property ladder.
His most embarrassing moment came some years ago when he accidentally got locked in a customer's bathroom - don't ask!