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The Free Money Advice Service has been setup by the government to provide impartial advice on most financial matters but is particularly good on Equity Release. 

Equity Release is a minefield but a necessary minefield! Get it right and older people can raise money on their property - potentially allowing them to afford to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. Get it wrong and they can accumulate an enormous debt and effectively disinherit their children as the finance company claims their home in order to repay the accumulated loan when they die. The link below may help you decide whether this might be a useful route to go down. However just as importantly consider using a financial adviser.
This is a simple AgeUK Equity Release calculator which will help you find out how much an equity release loan would allow you to raise on your house.

Independent Financial Advisers - IFAs Earswick

Clifton P J

The Paddocks/Jockey La, Huntington, York YO32 9NE, UK – 01904 643260

Corville Financial Services

Haxby Shopping Centre, 1 The Village, York YO32, UK – 01904 796841

Grosvenor Financial Consultants Ltd

Pavilion 2000, Amy Johnson Way, York YO30 4XT, UK – 01904 562562

Click for excellent Money Saving Expert advice on choosing an Independent Financial Adviser (or IFA) around Earswick.
This is a revolution! We are used to going to a bank with a business plan and been lent money on very high rates of interest - but only under increasingly demanding conditions. Crowd funding is the public investing directly to the businesses - at all stages of their development. Crucially there is a huge range of projects and Crowd Funders. You could do worse than just read and then click some of the WiKi link below.

Crowd Funding and Business Loans

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Barclays Bank

46 The Village, Haxby, York YO32 2HX, UK – 0345 734 5345

Very convenient Pleasant staff Easy to park

Staff are pleasant and helpful only downside is it’s not open till 5pm

Natwest

York YO30 4XT, UK

Banks

ATM (Wilko)

Clifton Moor Centre, Stirling Road, York YO30 4XY, UK

Always well stocked, haven't found it to be out order ever. Well lighted and safe

Barclays Bank

46 The Village, Haxby, York YO32 2HX, UK – 0345 734 5345

Very convenient Pleasant staff Easy to park

Staff are pleasant and helpful only downside is it’s not open till 5pm

Natwest

York YO30 4XT, UK

Building Societies

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Mortgage Brokers

C and C - Mortgage Brokers in York

York Eco Business Centre (Will Assist), Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4AG, UK – 0800 002 9555

WOW! These guys really know their stuff. I was beginning to give up getting a mortgage, after talking to my bank and a couple of other brokers, but these guys really sorted out everything for me. They really did an excellent job, one small thing was that the adviser was 20 minutes late on the first appointment (traffic), which annoyed me, but after that everything was superb and more than made up for the initial irritation.

I have just had my first mortgage complete with these guys and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.My circumstances were a little tricky and I really didn't think I would be able to get on the housing ladder but they made it happen for me.Communication was first class,and I just sat back and let them get on with it!

Will Assist Mortgages

The York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way, York YO30 4AG, UK – 01904 500502

Estate agents had directed us to a couple of previous mortgage advisors and for whatever reason, we just didn’t get the vibe that they were particularly interested in our affairs. Knowing that we were about to make the biggest purchase of our life and had to opt for one of more than 10,000+ products on the market, we knew we needed some guidance. And we finally found it... During numerous phone calls and a face-to-face meeting, Malcolm was superb. Calm, patient and a good listener. He helped us clarify our thoughts in terms of what we needed, gave us some sage advice (inc. cautions!) and along with his excellent colleague, Julie, helped us navigate a very complex situation. He’ll probably hate me for saying this (sorry!) but we are a little younger than Malcolm and his support and guidance was the sort you need from a parent that knows better and will steer you in the right direction. For a couple that work full time, his willingness to talk and meet out of hours was also very helpful. Meanwhile, Julie kept him (and us!) in check, making sure that everything is brought together as needs to be done. This is one mortgage advisor you needn’t be cynical or weary of! Our sincere thanks to both of them!

Fantastic service recieved couldn't recommend them enough.

Mortgage Brokers - Key Questions

How much do mortgage brokers charge?
Typically, a broker will actually be paid around 0.35% of the mortgage loan as commission from your the lender. So, for every £100,000 borrowed, they would receive £700 in commission - if they are on commission. Many will therefore not charge for their advise if they are. However they maybe tied to specific companies and so may not be able to offer the best deal. Start with your bank. They will know you personally and financially - hopefully! They will tell you about their mortgages and you can use them as a base line to compare products found by mortgage brokers around Earswick.

Is it better to get mortgage from bank or broker?
This question will be answered by this initial mortgage research. You may hit it lucky and find that your bank can give you the best deal - but do check with a mortgage broker first.  

How do I find a good mortgage broker?
Don't write off the financial comparison websites. Moneysupermarket is full of good advise on how to find mortgage brokers and may even be able to point you around York Garrison that they particularly recommend - although will be on commission themselves! Click the link below to go the the right part of Moneysupermarket.

Are mortgage brokers worth it?
Probably yes and we are not on commission! You are free to the these ones a ring - it could really worth it.

Mortgages

ALL Financial Advice Ltd

Forsyth Business Centre Tower Court, Oakdale Rd, York YO30 4XL, UK – 07812 602857

Wright Jonathan

Clifton Moor Business Village, James Nicolson Link, York YO30 4XG, UK – 01904 870787

Shopacheck Financial Services Ltd

Chessingham Court, George Cayley Dr, York YO30 4WQ, UK – 070 1004 7416