Protect yourself and your family in 2020

While most of us don’t go through life expecting something bad to happen, the truth is that we never know what’s around the corner. Why not make 2020 the year you put plans in place to safeguard yourself, your family and your home, so that you know you’re protected against life’s unexpected events? When to […]

My journey as a first-time buyer

My journey as a first-time buyer Being a First Time Buyer was daunting to start with, but once I got in touch with an Openwork Adviser, they settled all my nerves and made the process of buying a place to call home incredibly easy. The big decision Before I could look at houses and house […]

Questions On Current Mortgage Position

Please remember, our 70+ advisers are here to help you with any questions you may have on your own specific circumstances. Call our Head Office on 028 9182 8255 or find your local branch here.   I have exchanged on a new property, but not moved in. What should I do? The Government has stated […]

The importance of staying protected

Coronavirus is having a huge impact on all of our lives and, it goes without saying, that this must be a very unsettling time for everyone. Not surprisingly, we’ve received a number of queries from our clients in relation to protection cover and claims which I have made every effort to provide answers to in […]

Government’s 3-month mortgage holiday (Covid-19)

Three-month Mortgage “Payment Holidays” offered by ALL lenders You may be aware that on March 17, Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that anyone struggling financially as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak will be able to take a three-month mortgage holiday. A number of lenders had already announced repayment holidays for those affected by Covid-19, but […]

Life Insurance NI

What is life insurance?  Life insurance (also known as life assurance or life cover) is a simple concept, it is a financial product that lets you leave money for your family or beneficiaries when you die. It’s not a new concept either, the earliest forms of life insurance date back to ancient Rome where ‘burial […]

Importance Of Mortgage Advice

Introduction: For most of us, getting a mortgage is one of the biggest financial commitment we will make, so it’s important to get it right. Many of us will get advice from multiple sources before buying a new mobile phone, TV or car, yet do we invest a proportionate amount of time into mortgage advice […]

Business Protection Northern Ireland

Introduction: It’s a fact that Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) form the backbone of the UK economy with 99% of the 5.4 million businesses in the wider UK being SME’s. In Northern Ireland, the latest 2019 figures show there is over 124,000 small and medium-sized business across the country. Yet research from Legal & General […]

Mortgage And Insurance Terminology

Mortgage & Insurance Dictionary Here at Mortgage Solutions, we are constantly striving to ‘Make Mortgages Easy’. In a market place that is rife with abbreviations and acronyms, cutting through the confusing terminology is paramount to be able to give you the right advice for your circumstances. Our experienced Mortgage Advisers always endeavour to give clear […]

What Is A Retirement Interest Only Mortgage?

What is a Retirement Interest-Only Mortgage? Retirement Interest-Only Mortgages (RIO’s) are a fairly recent type of mortgage, similar in principle to the standard interest-only mortgages but with some key differences with the older population in mind (50-55+ age group). Historically, older borrowers have struggled to obtain regular residential mortgages, however with the average person living […]

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