Positive Post Covid Results

As lockdown began in March this year, like every business we had no idea what to expect or what the future would look like for our industry. However, fast forward 3 months after a not-too-bumpy ride and we are busier than ever before! Prior to the official lockdown we had already set all our office […]

Celebrating 10 years in partnership

Celebrating 10 years in partnership  10 years ago, in July 2010 Mortgage 1st joined the Stonebridge Group Network as an appointed representative firm. At the time Mortgage 1st was a one-man band with Jon Stones operating as the owner & Mortgage Adviser. Today, 10 years later, Mortgage 1st now has a team of 30 with […]

Finalists in this years Mortgage Introducer Awards

We are delighted to announce that Mortgage 1st have been shortlisted as finalists in this years Mortgage Introducer Awards Out of nearly 30 broker firms we are down to the final 5 in the Broker of the Year (under 40 Advisers) Category. A massive thank you to everyone who has voted for us, its your […]

Join the Team – Could you be our next Apprentice?

WE’RE HIRING Could you be the next Mortgage 1st apprentice? This is a fantastic opportunity for a young person to step into the financial services industry. We are offering, for a 16-18 year old A 6 month paid work placement beginning in January 2021 (giving you the chance to find out about the role and […]


WE’VE BEEN BACK TO SCHOOL… Throughout October members of the Mortgage 1st team have delivered our Future Financial Planning lesson to 6 classes of year 9 students. These students are beginning to think about their future careers and our lesson on mortgages and financial implications sits perfectly alongside the other financial and personal development lessons […]

Getting on the property ladder

“I didn’t think I could buy a house” AS A BROKER, THE MOST COMMON PHRASE I HEAR FROM FIRST TIME BUYERS IS “I DIDN’T THINK I COULD BUY A HOUSE” For me, whilst I have been in the industry for over 18 years, the feeling of gratitude from someone achieving something they didn’t think they […]

Life insurance Why its so important

First and foremost hello and I hope you are almost prepped & ready for Christmas?! Its been a busy year for me and my girls & we certainly are looking forward to some much needed downtime with the family! Forgive me! Forgetting my manners… I’m Natalie Ellis, a mortgage and protection adviser. Mum to my […]

Why use a broker?

“I can just go to my bank and they will give me a mortgage?”  “Why would the banks give you a better rate when I can go direct to them?”  “I’ve been on a comparison site and I’m going to do it myself…” Are just some of the comments I frequently hear from customers as […]

local hero mortgage awards finalists

We are delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the Yorkshire East Midlands category at this year’s NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards. Only 2 other mortgage broker firms along with ourselves have made it to the finals for our region in these prestigious industry awards. Natwest is recognising mortgage brokers in the industry […]

new year, new partnership

We are delighted that Estate Agent British Home Sellers have chosen us as their preferred mortgage referral partner. By working closely together we can provide our mutual customers with a sleek and professional home buying service. British Home Sellers have hundreds of properties for sale across the country and a large friendly team of experts […]