Whether you’re buying a home or remortgaging, taking out a new mortgage is a big responsibility and it’s crucial to ensure you’re choosing the right mortgage deal. It’s highly recommended that you speak to a mortgage adviser before making a mortgage application, they have in-depth knowledge of the mortgage market and can help you find the right deal for your circumstances. Regardless of how long you plan to fix into your next mortgage, the support and guidance a mortgage adviser can provide is invaluable. 

There are so many mortgage advisers out there, it can be difficult to know who to turn to for assistance with your mortgage. One piece of advice we would give to first-time buyers and homeowners alike is to use a ‘whole of market’ mortgage adviser and below we have looked into the importance of this in more detail. 

What is a ‘whole of market’ mortgage adviser?

Simply put, whole of market mortgage advisers have access to a vast panel of lenders and they aren’t ‘tied’ to one specific lender. Although not all whole of market advisers are able to look at all of the mortgages available from UK lenders, they have access to a range of lenders from each sector of the mortgage market. 

You do need to be careful when choosing between different whole of market mortgage advisers as some have a smaller panel of lenders than others. We would suggest that you ask an adviser for a list of their lenders before you decide to use their services. This way you can ensure you’re enlisting the help of a truly independent mortgage specialist with access to several deals from a vast selection of UK lenders. 

Why you should contact a whole of market mortgage adviser 

The mortgage adviser you choose to assist you with your next mortgage application will have a direct impact on the final mortgage deal you take out and it’s key to ensure you’re turning to the right experts for help. Some of the biggest benefits of using a whole of market mortgage adviser include; 

View all available mortgage products 

Since whole of market mortgage advisers have access to a selection of different lenders, you can compare a wide range of mortgage products. Once they know key details, such as how much you need to borrow and what your current income is, they will search their panel of mortgage lenders to find the best mortgage deals for you. This can make the process of getting a new mortgage much easier and you won’t have to contact several different lenders yourself, having the same conversations over and over again, to enable you to compare different mortgage products. 

Get honest and impartial advice

As you may expect, when mortgage advisers are tied to a lender or they work specifically for a small selection of lenders, they will try to convince you that they have the best mortgage deals for you, but this isn’t necessarily the case. When you use a whole of market adviser, they will provide you with honest and independent advice about the different mortgage products on the market. You can trust they will have your best interest in mind and they won’t try to talk you into taking out a mortgage that isn’t right for you. 

Secure the best possible mortgage deal 

There is such a huge range of mortgage products on the market and it’s almost impossible to find them all yourself. Using a whole of market mortgage adviser is by far the best way to secure the best mortgage deal, whether this is a residential mortgage or a buy-to-let mortgage, and the mortgage advice they provide will be second to none. Ultimately, when you use a whole of market adviser, you can have peace of mind knowing that you haven’t missed out on a great mortgage deal because you weren’t told about it. 

Finding a whole of market mortgage advisor 

If you’re searching for a whole of market mortgage advisor to assist you with your mortgage needs, feel free to get in touch with our team at Mortgage Required. Since being established back in 2001, we have been searching the whole market to find the best mortgage products for our customers and we have the experience required to advise on all aspects of the mortgage market. We pride ourselves on delivering first-class customer service and saving our customers time and money. You can trust we are the best team to contact when you need a mortgage.

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