What is a mortgage broker?

Are you in the process of buying a new home or looking to remortgage? If so, you may be considering the services of a mortgage broker to try and secure the best deal for you and help with the complex mortgage process. A mortgage broker is a person or company that can arrange a mortgage between you and a mortgage lender. In the UK, we rely heavily on brokers, with around 80% of mortgages secured after taking some form of advice.


How can a mortgage broker help?


Access to better rates


Mortgage brokers often have access to exclusive rates that are not readily available to the general public. This will help you obtain a competitive interest rate that could save you money.


Affordability is becoming increasingly important as house prices continue to rise. A good mortgage broker will work with you to understand your current financial situation, future circumstances, and your intended budget to ensure that when you start your application, you will already have a high chance of success.


Lower fees


When arranging a loan for your property purchase, it is important to be aware of any hidden fees and additional costs involved. The right broker will be open and transparent about any fees involved in the services they provide and should also aim to search the market to find deals with the most competitive fee structure. So, when it comes to purchasing your house, you know exactly what you are paying and when.




One of the key advantages of working with a mortgage broker is the time they can save you. Researching the mortgage market for the best deal can be a time-consuming task, especially if you have limited knowledge of the industry.


A mortgage broker, on the other hand, has extensive knowledge of the market and can efficiently scour various lenders to find the most suitable options for your financial needs and goals. This means you can focus on other aspects of your home purchase or remortgage.


Assistance with paperwork


Applying for a mortgage involves a significant amount of paperwork, from filling in forms to providing supporting documents. Navigating this paperwork can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers or those unfamiliar with the process.  A mortgage broker can handle the entire application process on your behalf. They will liaise with the lender, submit your application, and keep you informed of its progress.


Find your mortgage with Principle Finance


Are you looking for a mortgage broker to help you secure a better deal?


Contact Principle Finance today on 0330 107 1558 or [email protected]


As a mortgage is secured against your home, it may be repossessed if you do not keep up the mortgage repayments. This site is intended for UK residents only and the laws of England are applicable.