The original independent mortgage broker

The original independent mortgage broker

John Charcol is the original independent mortgage broker. We have over 40 years’ experience in finding the best mortgage rates for every type of buyer.

Whether you’re investing in property or looking to buy your first home, we can help. Our expert, independent mortgage advice will make buying your home or property investment easy.

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4.85 Average rating

4.83 Average rating on Reviews.co.uk

Why Choose John Charcol Mortgage Brokers?

We Take Care of Everything

With over 45 years of service, we've seen it all. We can save you money, time and make buying your property easy.

We're Highly Recommended

We have over 1,500 5* reviews on reviews.co.uk, so you can feel confident that your mortgage is in the right hands.

We Give Personal, Expert Advice

We work around your schedule to help you arrange a mortgage that suits your circumstances, no matter how complex.

IT’S SIMPLE WITH US

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How Can An Independent Mortgage Adviser Help?

Your dedicated adviser will learn about your situation and needs before narrowing down your mortgage options. Once you’re happy with our mortgage recommendation, we’ll pass you over to your dedicated client relationship manager who’ll manage the rest of the mortgage process for you.

Unlike other brokers, arranging your mortgage isn’t all John Charcol do. We help you through your entire property-buying journey. Our teams can find you conveyancers, insurance and protection cover. We can also help you move into your new home and set up things like utilities and Council Tax. Ready to get started? Contact us.

We work with more than 120 mortgage lenders, including:

Buy-to-Let

Your mortgage will affect the profit potential of your buy-to-let investment. Use our free and easy best buy tool to compare current mortgage rates.

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Remortgage

Nearing the end of your fixed term? Or maybe it’s just time for a better rate? See what mortgages are on the market right now.

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Moving House

Let us take care of everything: the mortgage, the application, conveyancing, insurance, protection, removals, utilities. Make your move easy.

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First-Time Buyer

It doesn’t need to be complicated. We’ll guide you through, right up to the day you move in. Take your first step towards homeownership now.

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Commercial Mortgages

Specific requirements? Need your portfolio packaged? We’re specialists in commercial mortgages.

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Self-Employed Mortgages

How will being self-employed affect your mortgage? Ask us. We’ll explain everything.

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Expat Mortgages

It doesn’t matter how complex your case is. We’re experts. See how we can help.

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The kind of specialist mortgage you need will depend on your unique situation. We’re experts in a range of specialist mortgages: commercial, self-employed, expat, bridging, offset, second charge and more. We understand what you need. Ask us about your options.

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What Our Customers Say

What our customers say

John Charcol

John Charcol0330 057 5173£

Cutlers Exchange, 123 HoundsditchLondonEC3A 7BU

Excellent

90%

1962 Total reviews

4.85 Average rating

  • 5

    John Charcol, more specifically Daniel Dordan-Pike and Reanne Monteith, provided my boyfriend and I with the best customer service we have ever received in our lives. We stumbled across John Charcoal from a Google search after we had multiple mortgage brokers tell us that my boyfriend was too much of a complicated applicant due to him being self-employed and not being able to work most of 2020 due to Covid, this on top of the fact we were first time buyers! I submitted a website enquiry late one night and the very next morning, Daniel gave me a call to discuss our case. This phone call was the most amazing first contact and Daniel explained the whole mortgage process so well and clear that I felt like I way buying nothing more than a loaf of bread from the local shop, he just made everything seem so easy and straightforward. Within a matter of days, Daniel provided us with a number of lenders that he confidently felt would accept us (even as complicated applicants). Within 2 weeks, I believe our mortgage application was submitted and it was now in the lenders hands but at no point were we left in the lerch - Daniel was in constant contact with us giving us updates on how the application was going from the lenders. Sadly, the first lender did come back and say no but Daniel was fantastic and straight away raised an appeal to have our application re-evaluated as he truly believed there was nothing for them to say no to. As well as having the appeal running, Daniel also completed a second application with our next lender of choice to ensure that no time would be lost during this stage. Luckily for us, Daniel's appeal to our first lender of choice went through and we had a mortgage offer within about 1 month of our first contact with John Charcol. Daniel was so incredible and efficient that it made us feel so secure during the entire mortgage application process. After we signed our Mortgage Deed, we were then assigned a case handler (Reanne) to help ensure that everything from then to the point of exchange went smoothly. Reanne rang me to introduce herself and once again I immediately felt secure with John Charcol by our side. Unfortunately, our solicitors were probably some of the worst you could imagine but during our entire battle with our Solicitors, Reanne was there every step of the way pushing things forward and just going above and beyond her duty to help us. Even 5 months after our mortgage application had been approved and we had paid for John Charcol's services, Reanne was still on hand helping us get through the process. She was in constant contact checking in on things, liaising with our lenders, chasing our solicitors and at one point even became our IT guru when our solicitors messed up some of our documents. Reanne was the most helpful, responsive and efficient person we have ever come across and the service Reanne provided us was nothing short of perfection. We have been in contact with a number of other employees at John Charcol (Sam Walker, Fiona Allan, Katherine Hollyoake are a few names off the top of my head) and every single one of them have been fantastic and provide us with the highest possible level of service! I am so grateful for Daniel and Reanne and I will recommend them to anyone I possibly can because their help and service has been impeccable and without them, I truly believe we would not be moving into our property! If you are looking for the best mortgage brokers, then John Charcol are the answer!

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  • 5

    Very helpful and efficient

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  • 5

    Daniel at John Charcol has given us a first class service from start to finish, his patience and advice has been instrumental to the process. I cant thank him enough.

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  • 5

    Randeep Sodhi has now helped my wife and I with 4 mortgages. He always finds us what we want and I have never considered using anyone else since our first communication. I would recommend him to anyone.

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  • 5

    Harris sorts my mortgage for me every time, he’s been super helpful as always. I don’t think I could trust anyone else to manage it, trust is really important in this instance. He always explains things so I understand my options. Which is really important when providing support and service around financial commitments.

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  • 5

    My advisor, Randeep, had helped me with a couple of purchases now and has always come up with great solutions. Highly recommended.

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  • 5

    Randeep was brilliant at explaining exactly what we needed to do for our remortgage and at finding us the right mortgage provider and rate. We're very happy with the service!

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  • 5

    Randeep Sodhi’s service was excellent every step on the way. It wasn’t the most straightforward transaction, and he was very patient and resourceful at getting things sorted. Would highly recommend Randeep in particular.

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  • 5

    This review has taken me much much longer than it should have done, but when moving in a new home life becomes hectic for a while. However, we first contacted Razz over a year ago now, and have recently (a month or so) moved into our house. I can not express enough how easy going Razz was, how quick he got things done but also how laid back he was and wasn’t pushy when we laid back on the house move in the middle of it. When we did get back in contact, he was very quick to start where we had left things. Razz is the most friendliest person throughout the whole house move I have had to deal with, things were always straight forward for him, never a worry on our side and no job was too big for him to complete for us. With being first time buyers and a young couple, there was a lot that was understood as easy on our behalf, but Razz made that very straight forward and spoke in plain English to explain a lot easier to us. Both me and my partner are overwhelmed by his help and without him, the mortgage side of things would have not been as easy, let alone the best deal we could have wished for. I for one was really impressed when we got the figures back. Towards the end of the house move things started to drag and become quite stressful, which had nothing to do with Razz, however, I contacted him with my concerns and straight away he contacted the relevant people and all of a sudden things got moving very quick and in the week we had a moving in date. I will forever recommend Razz to anyone I know who may be moving house. Thank you for the bottom of our hearts to John Charcol and especially Razz for making our lives that little bit easier, being so very friendly and just one call away on every little question or situation I had. Razz your the best at what you do and we will forever be in your debts for making a first time buyer at so much ease with everything. We both really can’t thank you enough, when some companies we used were hard work, YOU lifted a massive weight of our shoulders by working along side you! Your not only known as amazing by us but also by a lot of others I know! Thanks again! Jordan and Lee.

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  • 5

    John Charcol have been absolutely amazing! As first time buyers especially in these uncertain times, we were really anxious about getting on the property ladder but our mortgage adviser Lawrence was brilliant in answering all of our questions and making sure we were comfortable with all of our decisions. Samantha was also fantastic with explaining all our options regarding insurance policies and the “serious stuff” which made the whole process much easier to understand! We couldn’t recommend John Charcol more highly and are so grateful and lucky to have their expertise during our journey!

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