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What Does A Mortgage Advisor Do?

A mortgage advisor sometimes called a mortgage broker (they’re the same thing really!), helps people find mortgages that are suitable for their circumstances.

That’s the simple answer, but let’s take a closer look at the details…

What Does A Mortgage Advisor Do Daily?

The main part of a mortgage brokers job is to help people find mortgages, sometimes saving them money in the process, definitely saving them time, and also just offering reassuring guidance and advice – getting a mortgage is a big deal for most people!

To enable a mortgage broker to get their mortgage broker a good deal, they will need to know a lot about an applicant’s current finances, and their financial history. This means a mortgage broker offers quite a sensitive service where confidentiality, credibility, and professionalism are a must.

As a mortgage advisor needs quite a lot of information about their clients, they will spend a large amount of time liaising with clients and getting to understand their needs and circumstances. This can be done over the phone, but many people prefer to do this in person – at least the first meeting anyway.

Aside from liaising with clients, a mortgage advisor will spend time looking for suitable mortgages for their clients. They will also spend time liaising with other agencies involved in the process of buying a house, such as solicitors and estate agents.

It is also important for mortgage advisors to invest time in keeping their own knowledge up to date and current. This could be by familiarising themselves with new schemes and following market changes, for example. This enables them to give the best possible advice to clients and build their reputation as great mortgage advisors.

Where Do Mortgage Advisors Work?

Mortgage advisors can be found in banks, building societies, and sometimes estate agencies. They can also be found working for mortgage broker firms or insurance brokers.

It is important to note, however, that some mortgage advisors may be able to access more products, but they may be tied in with a handful of advisors, usually on a commission basis. To get access to the widest range of products, you may want to look for a ‘whole of market’ advisor or service – these advisors will look at the entire market for you.

Are Mortgage Advisors Qualified?

Mortgage advisors don’t need a degree, but professional qualifications and industry experience are standard across the industry. The Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice or ‘CeMAP’ is the benchmark qualification recognised within the industry.

Most mortgage advisors will come from a financial background but there is no set path – our own mortgage advisor, Simon Burnett worked in banking becoming a financial advisor, then took his CeMAP qualification.

Before choosing a mortgage advisor, you should check their credentials and that they are suitably experienced enough to be giving advice.

All mortgage advisors must also be an ‘approved person‘ with the Financial Conduct Authority – you can check that they are on the FCA website.

As mentioned, mortgage advisors are usually privy to a lot of personal detail about their clients, so professionalism is essential in the role.

Can A Mortgage Advisor Help Me?

Yes! If you are a person looking to obtain a mortgage, then a mortgage advisor can help you. From first time buyers to people looking to remortgage, a mortgage advisor can save you money, time, and offer their professional advice.

We have some tips here on deciding between a mortgage advisor and a bank – often one of the first things people consider when they want to get a mortgage.

The great thing about independent mortgage advisors is that they are often able to help people in circumstances that are less than ideal or have more complex situations. As they can access more lenders, they can choose deals where you will have a higher chance of being approved for a mortgage.

If you are looking for advice on a mortgage, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

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  • “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

  • “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

  • “Best service we could have hoped for! Simon got us the right mortgage quickly, was professional, friendly, super responsive and delivered what we needed in a difficult Covid-19 time time, all whilst explaining everything through to us. Burnett Mortgages even went the extra mile sending us a thoughtful and lovely moving in gift, which just cemented that caring touch we experienced throughout. We couldn’t recommend Simon, Paulina and Burnett Mortgages highly enough! Will definitely use them again in the future.”

    Rebecca Hastings, July 2021

  • “Excellent service. Both Simon and Paulina were very helpful guiding us through the process and answering all of the questions we had. Communications level has been fantastic and the application had progressed very efficiently. Thank you :).”

    Paulina Lucewicz April 2021

  • 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- December 2020

  • “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.”

    Suzanne

  • “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 Randall – February 2021

  • 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 has just helped us remortgage our help to buy mortgage. He has been so supportive through this process going over and above!
    He got us a great deal on our mortgage too. Would definitely recommend him!!”

    Rachelle Mclennan – July 2021

  • “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!”

    Jessica

  • “Simon is totally reliable, trustworthy and professional he went above and beyond to ensure that our mortgage was ported across to the new house we were buying in time for the completion date we had agreed. I would thoroughly recommend Simon to all of our friends and family and would have no hesitation in using him again to arrange a mortgage.”

    Steven Wheeler – August 2021

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

    Rick

  • 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

  • “Me and my partner were 1st time buyers and had no idea what we was doing with any paperwork or what to apply for. Simon and Paulina calmed all nerves and helped us every step of the way. Nothing was any trouble for them and no question was too stupid (I asked some stupid ones).

    I would highly recommend Simon to anyone who’s looking for their 1st home or people remortgaging.”

    Will Gregorick – April 2021

  • “Where do we start with Simon, we can’t recommend him enough. This time we re-mortgaged after he found our first mortgage on our first home. Simon is so easy to talk to, and he always goes the extra mile to help his customers. Any stress you have you have about your mortgage dwindles away as soon as you speak to Simon. Every little detail he explains to you in a way that it is easy for anyone to understand, so you will never sign anything you are unsure about. We can’t thank Simon enough and we will sure be in touch when its time to re-mortgage again.”

    Colette Hunt – May 2021

  • “Me and my partner had Simon help us when we first decided to buy a property together neither of us had any experience and at the time we had an average if not low credit score Simon was able to talk us through the process and what we could do to raise that score and look at options available to us. Simon has helped us through every stage and has been an absolute diamond answering questions that we had no clue about. It is always a pleasure talking to Simon he works his best and looks at all options, he is very efficient and is true to his word. He has now helped us not only initially get onto the property ladder but with a variety of other questions in relation to our mortgage and we recommend him highly to anyone who needs help”

    SarahJane Ward April 2021

  • 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

  • “I couldn’t thank Simon and his team enough for helping me get on the property ladder. He could never do enough to help through the process. As a first time buyer I didn’t have a clue and any question I asked he answered with my best interests at heart. I would advise anyone who is thinking of using a mortgage advisor to use Simon and his team. I will be definitely using him in the future when it comes to remortgage time and thanks to Paulina who chased the solicitors making them pull there finger out. Thank you once again.”

    Matthew Lindley – May 2021

  • “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

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