Fee Free Mortgage Broker
Alexander Southwell Mortgage Services
You find the home & We’ll find you the loan
Find expert mortgage services with Alexander Southwell. Call us on 03300 432428 to talk with our experienced fee free mortgage broker team, or complete our contact form for a call back.
YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.
Fee Free Mortgage Brokers & Adviser Services
Alexander Southwell is a fee free mortgage broker. We give expert mortgage advice, find the right mortgage for you and do all the hard work to apply for a mortgage – completely free of charge. We do not need to charge you a large broker fee to get a mortgage, we get paid by the mortgage lender after your home purchase or remortgage is completed.
Most mortgage brokers get paid by the lender this way. It’s called a procuration fee or ‘proc fee’.
For insurance products, we’re paid by the insurer when you complete the purchase and your cover starts.
The details of the fees we earn from lenders and insurers are set out in the product information we send you. What we pay our advisers reflects their expertise in finding you the right mortgage or insurance. We do not offer them incentives to pick specific lenders or insurers.
Some Buy To Let mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
Unlocking Your Dream Home: Choose Us as Your Fee-Free Mortgage Broker
In the labyrinth of the mortgage market, finding the perfect mortgage deal can be an overwhelming and stressful process.
With numerous options, varying interest rates, and complex terms, it’s easy to feel lost. That’s where we come in as your trusted mortgage brokers. Here’s why you should choose our zero mortgage broker fee option over our competitors:
**1. Expertise in the Mortgage Market**
Our team of dedicated mortgage brokers brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. We understand the intricate details of the mortgage market like no other, and we keep a close eye on the ever-evolving trends, mortgage lenders, and deals.
This expertise ensures that you receive the best mortgage advice possible, tailored to your unique needs and financial situation.
**2. No Hidden Costs: Fee-Free Mortgage Broker**
At our brokerage, we believe in transparency and fairness. That’s why we operate as fee-free mortgage brokers. We understand that mortgage brokers charge fees for their services, but we are committed to saving you money by eliminating these additional costs.
You won’t find any mortgage broker fee here; we’re here to help you secure the best mortgage deal without breaking the bank.
**3. Independence and Choice**
As an independent mortgage broker, we aren’t tied to any specific lender or mortgage product. This independence gives us the freedom to search the mortgage market on your behalf.
We have access to mortgage lenders big and small, allowing us to find the most competitive mortgage deals available. You can trust us to explore all options, ensuring you get the right mortgage deal tailored to your unique requirements.
Hiring a qualified mortgage broker can save you both time and money. With us, you’re not just a client; you’re a valued partner on the journey to homeownership. We understand that every penny counts, which is why we work diligently to secure mortgage deals that align with your financial goals and long-term plans.
**5. Personalized Mortgage Advice**
We understand that every client’s financial situation is unique. That’s why we take the time to get to know you and your specific needs. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, looking to refinance, or seeking mortgage advice for an investment property, we tailor our services to your circumstances. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge and provide guidance to make informed decisions.
**6. Mortgage Repayment Calculator**
Making informed decisions about your mortgage is crucial, and our online mortgage repayment calculator is a valuable tool at your disposal. You can quickly calculate your potential monthly payments, helping you understand how different mortgage deals could impact your budget. This transparency empowers you to choose the best mortgage deal with confidence.
**7. Right Mortgage Deals at Your Fingertips**
Searching for the right mortgage deal can be time-consuming and overwhelming. Let our mortgage brokers simplify the process for you.
We have our fingers on the pulse of the mortgage market, and we’re dedicated to finding you the best mortgage deals available. Whether you’re looking for the lowest interest rates or favorable terms, we’ve got you covered.
In conclusion, when it comes to mortgage brokers, you deserve the best. With our commitment to transparency, expertise, and personalized service, we are the top choice for your mortgage needs.
Say goodbye to mortgage broker fees and hello to a hassle-free, cost-effective journey to homeownership. Trust us to secure the right mortgage deal tailored to your financial goals. Contact us today to take the first step towards your dream home.
FEE FREE Mortgage Advice
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Alexander Southwell Mortgage Services love providing fee free mortgage advice in Southampton & across the UK.
We believe that any interaction with us will be a positive experience because our mortgage brokers do their best to help you achieve all your mortgage goals!
Mortgages in 6 easy steps
Fee Free Mortgage Brokers & Advisors throughout the UK, we get paid from the mortgage lender therefore we do not need to charge any large fee to the customer. So our only motivation is to get you competitive mortgage rates and find the right mortgage deal for you.
1. Initial Discussion & Fee Free Mortgage Advice
2. Review your mortgage options
We get straight to work on finding you competitive mortgage rates. We explore our panel of lenders and look at the mortgage lending criteria for you. We’ll make affordability and credit assessments ensuring the recommendations we make are suitable to your individual needs.
3. Share our mortgage recommendations
We’ll illustrate the facts and figures in an easy to understand presentation, including competitive mortgage rates & the right mortgage deal for you and the justifications behind the recommendations. We will consider interest rate, stamp duty, whether the lender will charge a fee or be fee free, How long the application process will take.
4. Package & submit a full mortgage application
We may be in touch if they require any further information, otherwise we’ll simply keep you informed as they consider your application. From application to mortgage offer stage on average takes between 2/3 weeks for the mortgage lenders to issue this.
5. Get protected
While your lender’s reviewing your application, it’s time to make sure you can still pay your mortgage if the unexpected happens so you’re protected against losing your home. It’s a tough one to think about, but you might get too ill to work, for example. Your mortgage broker will be in touch to make sure you have enough mortgage protection for: Long term sickness and disability, life threatening critical illness and early death (Life Insurance).
6. Oversee the process to mortgage completion
If solicitors are introduced, don’t worry. We’ll assist you with their paperwork and we can talk to them on your behalf. We’ll act as the middleman right through to mortgage completion.
Mortgage Services FAQs
Is it better to use a Bank over a mortgage adviser?
One of the biggest benefits of working with a broker is the simplification of the market comparison and application processes and help you find the right mortgage. Once you have provided your broker with a few basic details, they will typically handle most of the subsequent complexities on your behalf. Working with an broker also means gaining access to honest and personal information, which is rarely available directly from a bank or lender. Brokers can also provide access to some exclusive deals you won’t find on the High Street, often from lenders that do not work directly with the public.
- Expertise – An experienced and reputable broker can also help you choose from the various mortgage products and home loans available, ensuring you make the right decision to suit your requirements and your budget.
- Simplicity – The job of the mortgage broker is to do most of the hard work on your behalf, find deals from an extensive panel of lenders to find your perfect mortgage.
Which Mortgage Lender offers the best interest rates?
This is forever changing, lenders regularly change the mortgage products they offer.
The excellent news is though, we have an extensive panel of lenders, this means we have access to competitive interest rates and deals in the UK. This includes all high-street lenders such as Halifax, Barclays, Nationwide, Santander, Natwest and many more. Whatever your situation, we will help you achieve the right available mortgage interest rate and deal. We will give the right mortgage services advice and guidance suited to your situation with competitive available rates and deals. Our team of advisers will complete everything for you whilst supporting you every step of the process.
We are your online & face to face mortgage brokers offering a customer-focused service that is fee free!
Can we help get you a mortgage if you’re self-employed?
While it can seem like a trickier process, self-employed people can still successfully apply for a mortgage. Make sure you’re prepared with at least two to three years’ of financial documents as this is the amount some lenders will require. Keep your personal and professional bank accounts separate, and registering for the electoral roll can help lenders to confirm your identity.
As always, it’s important to consider any personal and future circumstances when securing a mortgage, and seek professional advice to ensure you’re aware of the options, our mortgage services team is here to guide you through the whole process and help you get your dream property.
How long will it take for my mortgage application to be approved?
There are different levels of approval throughout the process of getting a mortgage agreed so it depends what part of the process you are in. After speaking to our mortgage consultant we can take you through every step to all three of these agreed for you:
- Affordability Check – Some clients are at the very beginning of their mortgage application process, therefore they might not currently have saved the correct deposit or be in a positions to move forward. We can offer a basic affordability check and provide further information to clients to let them know what they need to do and where they need to get to, to get them mortgage ready.
- An agreement in principle can be obtained instantly in some circumstances but usually will take a few hours if needed that fast. This is where we gather all of the relevant information from yourself, search our panel of lenders, find a suitable lender who fits with your affordability and then run through the lenders credit checking system to make sure this fits with there criteria. Once this has been done the lender will issue us with a certificate stating the amount you can borrow in principle. This puts you in a perfect position to find a property and start negotiations with the estate agent.
- Mortgage Offer is where both you and the property you are purchasing have been approved by the lender. We have discussed your monthly payment, insurance protection and found the right mortgage for you. Approval requires a valuation to be conducted on the property and this whole process on average will take 2/3 weeks. Each application is different though, it doesn’t matter whether you are a first time buyer, home mover or buy to let investor, some applications take 1 week and some can take up to 4 weeks depending on the full situation.
I would like to invest in a rental property is this something you can help with?
Yes, our brokers at Alexander Southwell Mortgages bring a wealth of experience across various mortgage types, including the increasingly popular buy-to-let mortgage. For more detailed information, we invite you to visit our Buy to Let Mortgage page. There, you’ll find insights and guidance tailored to this specific type of investment, reflecting our deep understanding and expertise in the field.
What is LTV?
Lenders frequently mention the ‘LTV’ requirement, which stands for Loan to Value Ratio. This term describes the relationship between the amount of the loan and the value of the property you’re purchasing. For instance, if you’re borrowing £255,000 for a property worth £300,000, the LTV is 85% (255,000 divided by 300,000). The remaining 15% represents your equity in the property. Understanding LTV is crucial in assessing your mortgage options and requirements.
What fees might I incur when taking out a mortgage?
When applying for a mortgage, you might encounter several types of fees, including:
- Valuation Fee: This is charged by the lender to assess the property’s value, usually paid upfront with your application.
- Solicitors’ Fees: These are for the conveyancing work done by your solicitor. You’ll typically pay a portion upfront upon instructing them, with the balance due upon completion.
- Stamp Duty Land Tax: A tax on property purchases.
- Lender Arrangement Fees: Charged for setting up your loan, this can often be added to your loan amount, though it will increase the total loan size.
- Booking Fee: This is for reserving the funds for your mortgage, generally paid alongside your application.
And a note on broker fees: While some brokers charge up to 1% of the mortgage amount, at Alexander Southwell Mortgages, we operate on a fee-free basis, so that’s one less cost for you to worry about!