There are so many mortgage lenders in the UK that it is impossible to list them all, and you will certainly find it very time-consuming if you attempt to get a quote from each one.
Instead, you'll find searching for the best mortgages online much less frustrating and much more time-efficient. There are several websites that provide a search facility. All you have to do is type in your requirements - the amount that you require, the value of the property, the type of mortgage that you require (buy to let mortgages, repayment mortgages, interest-only mortgages, etc) and personal details like income, employment status, whether you have any County Court Judgements (CCJs). All this data is then fed into a database, and any mortgage providers that are deemed suitable will show up on a results page. You can then either visit these companies' websites to find out more, or you can fill out an application straight away.
As mentioned you can carry out this kind of search on a number of different websites. However one of the best lender search facilities is available from the moneysupermarket.com website. This site will search through a wide range of products and mortgage lenders on your behalf, and within a matter of seconds will present you with some appropriate options available on the market. These options are based on the information that you supply when you sill in their online form, so it is important you give accurate facts and figures to allow the most suitable products to be displayed.
When applying for mortgages on the internet you may find the following tips useful:
1. Make a list of the features of the mortgage that you are looking for (interest rates, repayment terms, etc).
2. Shop around. Don't settle for the first mortgage that you come across.
3. If you have never heard of the company, check with the FSA that they are authorised to sell you financial products.
4. Do not commit yourself to a mortgage unless you are completely happy with all its features and conditions.
5. Always check any paperwork as soon as you receive it and contact the mortgage provider if you are unsure anything or are unhappy about any of its contents.