Whether you’re buying a home, remortgaging or investing in property we can help.

We are specialist mortgage and finance brokers, independent of all lenders, who are focused on helping you get the finance you need.

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What type of mortgage do you need?

Over 100 lenders

As a whole of market broker we have access to more than 100 mortgage providers, giving you the widest possible choice of banks, building societies and specialist lenders.

Probate Loans

Probate loans, also known as inheritance loans, inheritance advance or executor loans, are a type of short-term borrowing which is designed to provide you with early access to part of the deceased’s estate.

Paying Inheritance Tax

Funding Estate Expenses

Paying Beneficiaries

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Why choose Drake Mortgages?

Personal advice

Jargon free personal mortgage advice that’s just right for your financial circumstances.

Independent broker

We’re not tied or restricted to a panel of lenders. We search them all to get you a great deal.

Experienced

Over 25 years of experience means we can arrange mortgages for every type of client.

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Not sure whether you need a mortgage broker?

As independent mortgage brokers we have access to a wide range of lenders and mortgage products.

Most people choose a broker knowing that they have a choice of mortgages available. But we have access to the main high street lenders, plus their ‘broker only’ products, plus all of the specialist mortgage lenders.

This adds up to a lot of choice! With deals that cannot be found on mortgage comparison websites.

Our mortgage brokers see products come and go on a daily basis.

They get information alerts from the lenders and sourcing systems, ensuring they always have the most up to date options to hand.

So when the right deal comes in that suits you they can act fast.

Although systems have been improved, applying for a mortgage does still require a certain amount of paperwork.

Our brokers can forewarn you of what is needed, giving you valuable time to locate everything requested. Once received, our mortgage team will check through to make sure it’s in order.

This can save valuable mortgage processing time. Mortgage applications that include a full submission of documents often move through the lender’s system quicker.

Many brokers, including ourselves, will help numerous clients who’s needs or circumstances don’t always fit the high street lenders rigid criteria.

Where clients apply directly, either their situation or the lenders criteria may cause the application to be declined. Do this more than once in a short period and your credit profile can start to tell a story.

Our brokers will aim to place your mortgage with the best lender who wants your business on the first application.

We work for you and not the lender.

If you go direct to a lender they are unlikely to recommend you contact the bank next door as their product is better suited to you! We will always offer you straightforward, impartial advice without the jargon.

If we can’t help you then we will say that as well. Mortgage meetings can be done over email and phone so there’s no need for a face to face meeting.

If you had the time (and you’d need quite a lot) it would be possible to search and find a mortgage that would suit your needs from the banks and building societies that accept applications direct from borrowers.

But you would not be able to find or assess the specialist mortgages and broker only deals. So you will never really know if you selected the best deal.

Brokers have the knowledge, experience and tools to search through thousands of different options to get the few that best suit you. Simply applying for a mortgage or moving house is stressful enough, let your broker remove the hassle of finding you the right mortgage.

This is often invaluable for property investments and property development situations.

We are happy to chew over the various options and decisions needed to make these projects profitable now and in the future before even starting to look for a finance solution.

Exit strategies, SPV and Limited Company status, choice of rental property and planning issues. We have working knowledge of property law, property taxation, buildings insurance, construction.

A good mortgage broker will form an important role in your team of property professionals.

Some brokers will deal with all and every type of mortgage client.

As with many other professions, it will benefit you to seek out a broker that is an expert with the type of mortgage or solution you need.

For example the knowledge needed for property development finance and bridging loans is very different to the knowledge needed for a first time buyer.

All brokers are appropriately qualified with at least 20 years experience and all listed in FCA directory.

Our mortgage advisers will assess your eligibility for the products on offer from lenders based on your financial circumstances. Years of dealing with lenders also builds strong relationships enabling our brokers to understand what each lender needs and wants from a new customer.

Mortgage deals such as a fixed rate generally last for a set amount of time; 2 years, 5 years etc.

Our brokers can contact you towards the end of the product expiry to review your mortgage options. Possible actions could be either a product transfer or remortgage to keep your mortgage as competitive as possible.

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I recently worked with a mortgage advisor Kerry who was exceptional. She was knowledgeable, responsive, and provided excellent customer service. I highly recommend Drake Mortgages to anyone in need of mortgage guidance and support. Thank you for making my experience stress-free and straightforward!

Ieva Umbrasaitė

Really knowledgeable and friendly service. Communication and speed of responses was excellent. Thank you.

Sarah Wise

Kerry, Dawn and the rest of the team were brilliant. So responsive to communication and held our hand right the way through, even with post completion queries that as first buyers we had no clue about. Kerry was completely non-judgmental and just wanted the best for us. Would recommend Kerry and Drake Mortgages to anyone and we will be back for further help in future I'm sure!

Claire Saunders

Thank you so very much for your help. We have finally completed on our purchase. At last we got there. Your assistance was invaluable.

Rob

Muswell Hill, London N10
The mortgage on our holiday let flat completed last week. Thank you both for your help with this, I appreciate all your efforts.

Wayne

Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21
I had confirmation from the bank yesterday that the funds had been received. Many thanks for all your help

Robin

Essex