Charity Football tournament raises £2,589.51

Mortgage 1st scores £2,589.51 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice from our inaugural Charity Fives football tournament. Mortgage 1st has raised £2,589.51 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, our chosen charity partner for 2023 by hosting a charity football tournament with key business partners across the intermediary industry. Senior Accounts Assistant Sarah Cave and Head of Growth […]

Remortgaging in the UK

When people think about obtaining a mortgage they usually think about buying a new home. However, most people only buy a few properties in their lifetime and so the opportunity to remortgage will occur far more frequently than obtaining a mortgage to buy a new home. I do speak to many people who have never […]

Mortgage 1st acquires Peak Mortgages

Continuing with our ambitious growth plans, we are delighted to announce the acquisition of fellow Derbyshire broker firm Peak Mortgages & Protection.  Peak was established by Rhys Schofield in 2018 and has since grown impressively in both size and stature. This is our first acquisition and one that will see Mortgage 1st’s standing increase further […]

100% Mortgage – Everything you need to know (2023)

Can I buy a house without a deposit in the UK? The short and simple answer is yes! With the recent re-introduction of 100% mortgages this is now an option that has become available again.   What is a no-deposit or 100% mortgage? A 100% mortgage is where you don’t have to put down any […]

Broker Firm of the Year!

We were delighted when we found out earlier in the year that Mortgage 1st had reached the final 5 in the Broker Firm of the Year (11-50 employees) category in the 2023 Financial Reporter Awards.  Directors Jon & Lisa Stones along with Head of Growth Paul Lewis were invited to attend the awards ceremony on […]

Why should you use a mortgage adviser?

What is a Mortgage? Before I get started on why you should use a professional mortgage adviser, let’s talk about what a Mortgage is. In simple terms a mortgage is a loan secured against a property. This can be for a property that you want to live in (residential), or for an investment property that […]

Focus on the Future since that’s where we’re going

Head of Growth at Mortgage 1st Paul Lewis was asked by FSE Media to share his thoughts on the UK Mortgage Market, reviewing 2022 and looking at what’s to come in 2023. Here’s what he had to say… 2022, as with the years that came before, was a year for the history books. Nevermore have we […]

Women in Financial Services

The 8th of March 2023 was International Women’s Day International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. At Mortgage 1st we are committed to encouraging, supporting and championing women in the Financial Services industry. […]

Holiday Let Mortgage – Client Case Study

Emma & Ashley have been Mortgage 1st clients for many years now, we arranged their residential mortgage in 2019 on their new family home just before they welcomed their daughter Ella into the world.  More recently, in 2022 we secured a Holiday Let Mortgage for them as an investment and an exciting new project- a […]

Apprenticeships at Mortgage 1st

Its National Apprenticeship Week… As this week is National Apprenticeship week we wanted to shine a spotlight on our very own apprentice Lewis Atkins.  Firstly, we’d like to introduce Lewis.  Lewis joined the Mortgage 1st team back in March 21, 18 years old at the time, and enrolled on the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship […]