Our experts cut through the noise to tell you what you need to know

With over 40 years of experience behind us and some of the industry's most quoted experts in our ranks, there's not much we don't know about mortgages.

However, we know our industry is awash with jargon, so our experts aim to keep it simple. Through this blog, social media and our monthly newsletter, experienced mortgage advisers explain the nuances of the mortgage market, how economic factors influence the availability of mortgages and get to the meaning behind regulatory changes. 

06/11/2018 by Robyn

We take a look at the current millenial housing trends and what they can do to increase their chances of getting a step on the property ladder.

17/09/2018 by Richard

From the benefits to the potential pitfalls - we look at what you need to know when buying a new build property.

16/05/2018 by Cat

When looking for a property you will need to know how much you can borrow and how much it will cost both in fees and in monthly payments. Selecting and engaging with an independent mortgage broker will help you budget and prepare for this significant next step. Below are some top tips for those about to embark on their first property purchase journey.

25/04/2018 by Kath Sellwood

With the bank of mum and dad just around the corner, it’s becoming more common for parents to give a helping hand to get their children on to the property ladder. Both you and your parents need to ensure that you are making this decision based on the best advice there is available.

11/04/2018 by Cat

Purchasing your first home is likely to be both an exciting and daunting experience, and it will probably be one of the biggest financial commitments you make in your lifetime. We have compiled a handy cheat sheet below of any extra fees you can expect as a first time buyer so you can plan your budget accordingly.

24/10/2017 by Richard

Should I get a property survey? We asked our partners, GoTo HomeMovers to explain why it pays to get a survey done, even if you think you don’t need one.

01/03/2017 by Richard

Read out top tips for parents looking to help their kids onto the property ladder without the need to gift them a large deposit.

10/11/2016 by Richard

SO YOU'RE thinking of buying your first property? Well, as daunting as it may seem, there are some things that you can do to make the process a little bit simpler.

08/09/2016 by Richard

We look at how parents and students can potentially invest in the BTL market when the time comes to go to University later in the year...


The independent mortgage experts John Charcol are launching John Charcol Legal, a new conveyancing service in association with ULS Technology (ULS).

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