Expert Mortgage Advice

Andrew Craig partners with Mortgages Now to provide you with expert Mortgage/mortgage and protection advice and secure the most suitable mortgage deal for you, whether you are buying a home, investment, or even staying where you are.

Buying a property is a significant event in anyone’s life and it always makes sense to take expert mortgage advice. Mortgages Now offer a Free no obligation initial consultation on a very personal basis, with an experienced adviser who can guide you through the process of getting a mortgage, arranging insurance for you and your property and setting out other important options for consideration.

Selecting the right mortgage is very important, whether you are a first time buyer, trading up/down, remortgaging or buying an investment property. Mortgages Now can help you to plan your budget, look at all the costs involved in buying and selling property and advise you about the outgoings you will incur once you have moved into your new home.

Mortgages Now have access to over 12,000 products from over 90 lenders in the UK, helping you to get the Right/most suitable mortgage deal for you and your circumstances.


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Who are Logo Mortgages Now?

Mortgages Now is a specialist mortgage broker, based in the North East of England and with branches across the region. We are part of Places Mortgages LLP who are an appointed representative of Mortgage Advice Bureau which is the UK's leading mortgage intermediary brand, winning over 150 national awards for the quality of its advice and service during the last five years. We have advisers based around the region and can offer face to face, zoom or telephone appointments.

The expert advice we offer, combined with the volume of mortgages that Mortgage Advice Bureau arrange, places us in a very strong position to ensure that our customers have access to the latest deals available and receive a first-class service. Mortgage Advice Bureau handles over £14 billion of loans annually, and were the first - and are currently the only - mortgage intermediary to have floated on the London Stock Exchange, having joined the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in November 2014.

We can help with the following:

  • First Time Buyer Mortgages
  • Help to Buy
  • Buy-to-Let
  • Protection for you, your home and your family
  • Moving Home
  • Remortgage
  • New Build Mortgages
  • Through business partners we can help with estate planning and later life lending

We have advisers situated in each of our branches, providing expert mortgage advice across Wearside, South Tyneside, County Durham; Gateshead, Sunderland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, South Shields, Low Fell, Jarrow, Birtley, Boldon, Hebburn, Fulwell and Gosforth.

What our customers say

Daniel Robinson

A HUGE thank you to both Kathleen and Sophie who’ve been amazing to deal with...

Simon Pearson

Chelsey has been brilliant throughout the process of buying my first home. Her...

Liam Mann

My partner and I chose Chelsey as our mortgage adviser and we are so glad we...

Eleanor Jenkings

Chelsey has been incredibly helpful throughout the whole process, she is patient...

Part of the service

Before Completion

Help you find important services such as solicitors

Submit your mortgage application and other product applications for you

Liaise with lenders, product providers, valuers, estate agents and solicitors on your behalf

Once issued, check and help you understand the terms and conditions of the mortgage offer.

After Completion

We will continue to help you for as long as you have a mortgage and beyond

We will communicate with you regularly. Our website provides information and tools to help you manage your financial affairs

We will also offer regular reviews to ensure that you remain on course to meet your aspirations

When your mortgage product is due to expire, we will contact you once again to help you find the right deal

Mortgage Meeting

First stages

The objective of this first stage is to discover what you would like and what is important to you

We discuss your mortgage requirements, covering areas such as affordability now and in the future

We will also discuss how you can protect your property and lifestyle for many years to come

Second stages

The second stage is all about making recommendations that are right for you

We will make a mortgage recommendation to you from 1,000’s available to us

At the same time we will explain the details of your mortgage in full and the reasons for the mortgage recommendation

We will then discuss the consequences of any shortfall in protection, discuss the benefits of writing protection policies in trust and updating Will arrangements.

Next Steps

Our dedicated mortgage progression team will work for you tracking and progressing your application with lenders and solicitors, all the way to completion.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances. The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.

Mortgages Now is a trading name of Places Mortgages LLP which is an appointed representative of Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited and Mortgage Advice Bureau (Derby) Limited which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Places Mortgages LLP. Registered Office: Albert House, Albert Drive, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE9 6EH. Registered in England Number: OC375612