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Do Mortgage Brokers Charge A Fee?

Using a mortgage broker is a fantastic way of getting a great mortgage deal that is suitable for you in the long term. We are often asked if mortgage brokers charge a fee, and the answer is as murky as housebuying itself.

It depends!

Some mortgage brokers do charge a fee of some sort, and some don’t. So is it better to go with a free mortgage broker? Not always.

Confused? I’m not surprised! Let me clear it up for you!

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Can A Mortgage Broker Get You a Better Deal?

A mortgage broker can often get you a better deal on your mortgage because we have access to more products and lenders than are available on the high street.

We can trawl through literally hundreds of mortgages available to find you a great deal on your mortgage.

Another way a mortgage broker can get you a better deal is because we have great relationships with lenders which means we sometimes have access to excusive mortgage deals!

I am a whole market lender, which means I’m not tied to any particular lender. I can provide you with an objective range of suitable mortgages for you to choose from.

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What Our Clients Think Of Us

  • “We came across Simons website when we were searching for a local mortgage broker. We had just had our mortgage declined from a bank because I only had one years accounts. I emailed Simon and had a response from him within the hour, he said he’d try his best to help us out. He phoned us a few days later to talk about our situation and why we had our previous mortgage declined. With us being first time buyers we were stressed out and we didn’t want to loose a house that we had fallen in love with. Simon made sure that he gathered as much information as possible from me and my boyfriend and found a mortgage and had it accepted within a week or so. I would recommend him to anyone who is struggling to get a mortgage, he’s very down to earth, friendly and professional and we will continue to use him if we ever buy another house in the future!!.”

    Megan – February 2021

  • “Don’t know where we’d have been without Simon during the most stressful house purchase ever! An absolute rock throughout We would recommend to anybody looking for a mortgage. Absolute first class”


  • “A true mortgage professional. Great service, with the customer at the heart of his advice. Simon is a credit to the industry if you want a fantastic service and your mortgage made easy. He is your man. Simon, thank you, I am not easy to impress and I am over the moon.”


  • “We contacted Simon originally for some advice and I’m glad we did, from start to finish through our mortgage applications Simon was there for any questions we had. He wasn’t pushy with any of the options and he was definitely knowledgable about what he was doing. He made the whole thing a lot easier for us, we would definitely recommend him and look forward to working with him in future.”


  • “Moved into our first home today after the incredible support from Simon. Hasn’t been a simple journey, with obstacles in our way (from seller and seller solicitors) but Simon was consistent throughout and was availiable at all times of day during the week to make things as easy as possible. Always worked around our awkward schedule including house visits on a Friday night. Can’t recommend him enough. Thank you so much Simon!”


  • Simon took on a challenge for my daughter – less than two months into a new job with time off on sick for Covid testing, turned down elsewhere, and not only found a mortgage that was 25% more affordable, but got it over the line within a week. Thank you – you’re a legend!

    Guy Nottingham – January 2021

  • “Simon is very professional and will always find the best deal to suit your needs. Don’t hesitate in giving him a chance.”


  • “A great service was provided to us by Simon, our move wasn’t the most straight forward however Simon statyed with us all the way, a professional all the way through. Can’t thank him enough for his help, will be using his services when it comes to remortgaging.”


  • “Simon is very professional and a genuinely nice guy who will go out of his way to help you, highly recommended.”

    Heather Cooper

  • “Great guy. Hugely helpful from start to finish in a very complicated house buying situation. Thanks Simon!”


  • December 2020 “This is our second re-mortgage using Simon and on both occasions he has provided us with a first rate service. Personable, responsive, kind and extremely good at his job. I highly recommend him and will continue to use his services as long as he’s offering them!

    Also a thank you to Paulina, who has recently joined Simon’s team and kept in regular touch throughout as well as being very friendly and efficient.”

    Juliette Prosser

  • “Simon provided a professional and personalised service from start to completion. He offered consistent support and guidance to a first-time buyer with little experience of the proces, ensuring a comforting and supportive experience throughout. Would highly recommend!”

    Sam – March 2020

  • “Where do I start! Simon has been brilliant to me and my partner and did everything in his power to help us secure a mortgage. Brilliant, friendly person who is willing to go the extra mile. He’s willing to travel to your home to help submit your application and works round what’s best for you.”

    Brendan – January 2019

  • “A very honest, genuine, hard working individual.”


  • Simon was excellent from start to finish and in very unusual circumstances. He dealt with our mortgage managing to get us the best deal possible in a time of economic uncertainty and made sure our life insurance was up to scratch too. Despite not being able to be in face to face contact due to restrictions imposed at the time communicating was simple, regular, supportive and effective. He was easy to talk to and happy to deal with questions. He certainly went above and beyond to get us relocated and was excited for us even sending us a congratulatory gift. We will most certainly be returning when it is time to remortgage.

    Alexis – October 2020

  • “First time I had to remortgage. Simon was great with all the advise he had to give me. Brilliant customer service. Will help out the best he can. Replies to all your messages and questions you have for him. Top man, thanks a lot.”


  • “Simon helped us buy our new home in 2016, our mortgage is up for renewal and there was no question who we were going to use! Absolutely perfect customer service, very friendly and helpful. 5 star service I would recommend to everyone.”


  • “Simon was really helpful and efficient, ensuring that our remortgage was sourced and in place in approximately a month. Would definitely recommend, thanks Simon.”


  • “Simon helped myself and my partner re-mortgage our home recently. It wasn’t straightforward for various reasons, but Simon did everything he could to secure us a good deal – and he did a huge amount of work to make it happen, which it did. He was very professional but also friendly, enthusiastic and caring. His service was excellent on a technical level but more his personal approach made what was quite a stressful process so much easier. He cares about his customers and that shows in everything he does. I highly recommend Simon – he is trustworthy, knowledgable and a genuinely decent person, which is a rare combination!”

    Juliette – November 2018

  • “We have found Simon to be a most helpful mortgage adviser. He is knowledgable and listens to clients’ requests and needs. He is very prompt in communication and always goes that extra mile to help. I would have no hestitation in recommending him for mortgaging advice.”


  • “My girlfriend & I were left in a tricky spot after our mortgage application was declined having already had an offer accepted. As a first time buyer this was very stressful but Simon consistently reassured us throughout the process. He was extremely responsive to all questions and sorted us a mortgage with a better rate than any other we could find online in less than two weeks. We will definitely be using his services & we can’t recommend him enough!.”

    Nathan – February 2021

  • “I cannot recommend Simon enough. He is professional, trustworthy, caring and knowledgable. Simon arranged both our mortgage and our protection. Unfortunately, we found ourselves in a position where we had to claim on the critical illness cover. Without his advice and cover we would have found ourselves in a sorry state. His attention to detail and no-nonsense approach to explaining each product ensured that we were covered. He has eleviated a huge financial burden at a very stressful time. I can’t recommend him enough. I will never use anyone else. This man really does go above and beyond.”

    Nicki – December 2018

  • “Simon gives 100% in all aspects of his work. Highly recommended.”


  • Very professional, honest and always at the end of the phone to guide you through everything you need. 100% recommend to anyone. Extremely happy with the service and will use for many years to come.

    Steve Fairhurst – December 2020

  • “Highly recommended! Great professional.”


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Please call us on 01302 436333 or email Burnett Mortgages for a no obligation conversation.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Not all Buy to Lets are regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority.

As with all insurance Policies conditions and exclusions will apply.

You may have to pay an early repayment charge to your existing lender if you remortgage.

There may be a fee for arranging a mortgage and the precise amount will depend on your circumstances. This will typically be £399.

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