The internet is a great place to look for mortgage information and mortgage advice. So many websites, so many lenders and mortgage brokers to choose from. Be careful though, some sites are not quite what they seem.
Going to a mortgage lenders website like the Halifax, C&G or Nationwide is pretty straightforward and should be easy to find.
However, if you want some help with setting your mortgage up then you will probably want to contact a mortgage broker or IFA. There are many sites out there that have mortgage information on them. Some sites are more accurate and up do date than others and some have mortgage deals and rates for you to view.
A lot of these sites do not provide mortgage advice. They provide quite good mortgage information but employ no brokers or advisers. They rely on you completing one of their mortgage enquiry forms so they can sell your details to a broker you have never heard of.
We would always suggest you look for some credentials to determine what the company actually does. Normally the best place to start would be the ‘About Us‘ page. All good companies put details of themselves and their services on this page. Also check out the ‘Terms’ or ‘Privacy’ pages to see what will happen to your information.
Our recommendation would be to contact mortgage brokers directly and ask them what their expertise is and how much they charge. You are then in control and can decide who you deal with for mortgage advice.