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Contact Mark Stallard:
Monday – Friday 8:30AM-7:00PM
I wrote my first mortgage in 1982 while at C&G over 40 years ago! I worked for the C&G as Manager of several local branches until 2004 when I left to work as an independent mortgage broker. I set up HHH Mortgages in 2015 to provide professional, straightforward and comprehensive advice to clients across the whole spectrum of mortgage lending including holiday let and rental mortgages.
My son Joe joined the business in 2017 and it’s great working with him to expand the business. We have now added later life mortgages advice to our services, which I particularly enjoy providing, although nothing is quite as satisfying as helping first time buyers on their journey to homeownership.
I’ve always lived in the west country and currently live in Devizes with my wife. I enjoy everything our area has to offer. I love horse racing, I play golf (badly), love watching cricket, supporting Swindon Town, reading and the theatre. I wish I could hit a golf ball further, own a Cheltenham winning racehorse, and cook; we are all a work in progress, I guess!
I’ve been an enthusiastic member of local organisations such as Round Table and local networking groups for many years and love meeting new people and finding out about their challenges and aspirations. I have a genuine interest in people and my professional nosey-ness helps me to understand exactly how I can best help each client!
Providing excellent service
I am lucky to be able to use my many years of experience to help my clients, even in the most challenging circumstances. Seeing a client achieve their aim, despite the hurdles that life can throw up, is supremely satisfying. I enjoy meeting people, building new relationships and having a bit of fun on the way. I always bear in mind that just as I don’t understand my client’s jobs, they won’t understand what I do, so it is important to explain everything clearly. Providing great service to every client drives our success as happy clients recommend us to new clients and these referrals are the life blood of our business.
Special expertise in later life mortgages
I am pleased to be able to help older clients achieve their goals through Later Life Mortgages. It is wonderful to be able to help them rationalise existing debt so they can enjoy a comfortable retirement or help fund their grand children’s education or dream of a home of their own.
Building trusted relationships
I’ve been working as a mortgage adviser for over 40 years but I still get a kick out of providing the very best advice, and every successful mortgage completion. Organising and completing a mortgage is a fairly complicated and stressful process and I pride myself on making it as simple and straightforward for every client, so they come back to me time and again. I collect clients like others collect stamps or clocks; each one is special and unique and I love working with them all.
I look forward to meeting you!
My most frequently asked
What services do mortgage brokers offer?
At House and Holiday Home Mortgages, we provide a range of services to make your buying process as simple as possible. We assist you in finding the right mortgage product, whether you’re a first-time buyer, self-employed, looking to re-mortgage or you’re interested in increasing your property portfolio.
Here are the services that we offer:
- Financial advice, such as advice on mortgages, mortgage protection policies, insurance products and referrals to Will writing experts.
- Help to find the right solicitor for you; for first time buyers we recommend selecting a local solicitor that you can visit in person.
- Full administrative support from the beginning and right through the process.
- Contact with the right holiday letting agency if you are launching a holiday let property.
What are the benefits of using a local mortgage broker?
Working with one of our local mortgage brokers means you will be advised by someone who is highly experienced, has local knowledge to help you find the right local advisers and the right property as well as the right mortgage product for you. Our mortgage brokers work with over 60 different lenders and have worked hard to build good working relationships with each of them so they’re able to find you the best deal for you and your circumstances, and work to keep your transaction progressing.
Craig Bryce in our Bath office, is dedicated to finding solutions to any issues that may arise. He will help you to accurately complete your mortgage application and provide the right paperwork as well as putting you in touch with expert local solicitors and estate agents. He will always take the time to understand your plans and when needed, offer you realistic and honest advice.
Knowing the Somerset area well, he can help you understand what to expect to uncover on property searches, for example. From familiarity with future developments, to council tax bands, his expertise and local knowledge will help ensure your home buying experience is a positive one.
Mortgage brokers vs using a bank: Which is better?
A mortgage broker offers you an unbiased view of the entire market, they often have over 60 lenders on their books, and they’ll work with you to determine which is the right fit. We’re completely unbiased and transparent about the positives or negatives of a particular lender for you and your situation. Although visiting your own bank may seem like the simplest thing to do, they won’t be able to provide you with unbiased advice as they can only advise on their own products. We consider every aspect of a lender to determine whether they meet your needs. Our years of industry experience mean that lenders often come to us for advice, especially for holiday letting properties.