Protect your business: protect your key people

Taking out an insurance policy on the life of your business partner almost sounds like the start of a plot for a Midsomer Murders story. But insuring the life of someone with whom you run a business or who is a key employee is sensible financial planning, and it can help to avoid unfortunate plot… Read more »

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How to get your offer accepted

How to get your offer accepted After months of searching you’ve found your perfect property. Your deposit is sorted, you have a provisional mortgage decision from a lender and so now it all comes down to is making your offer. Time for your best poker face. So how do you play it? Do you put… Read more »

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12 things lenders look at – the insider secrets revealed!

Let’s not beat around the bush. Applying for a mortgage is stressful. You’ve saved up, you’ve found the home of your dreams, and now it all comes down to sorting out the mortgage. You provide all the information required to the lender, your mortgage broker is confident and then comes the response. Application rejected. So,… Read more »

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Self-employed and looking for a mortgage?

The number of self-employed people in the UK in 2017 was at 4.8 million people*, being self-employed can make it more of a challenge to get a mortgage but it doesn’t need to. If you’ve got the passion and drive to set up and run your own business, we know you’re going to be busy!… Read more »

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Furnley House Mortgages

We’re an ambitious company and have big plans for the future. We knew we needed to change and we did. We’re incredibly pleased to announce that we have a new mortgage team led by Director of Mortgages, Kevin Dunn. The team consists of Aarti Bharakhada, Matthew Lee and our most recent recruits Barbara Kidson and… Read more »

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Should I gamble on income protection?

Do you ever buy a lottery ticket? If so, how do you pick your numbers? Is it based on numbers that are important to you, or perhaps rather you just go for a lucky dip? Maybe you take a statistical approach and look at factors such as the most commonly drawn numbers (in case you’re… Read more »

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Buying a house: what to expect

Buying a house can be very stressful and confusing, particularly if it is your first time purchasing a property.  We hope this timeline will help guide you through each step of the process and give you an idea of what is involved. Consult a Mortgage Adviser A Mortgage Adviser will help you find out how… Read more »

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Tips for first time house buyers

With house prices high, it can be daunting to think of the amount of money you need to save for your first home. However, it is possible to build up savings and find a mortgage that is affordable for you.   Budget It could be worth working out how much you think a suitable house… Read more »

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