Why you don’t need a mortgage broker near you

Lifestyle and Technology Written by Squirrel, Mar 25 2020

In this ever-changing crazy quagmire of a world, there has never been a greater need for seamless online services.

Grocery delivery slots are booked out weeks in advance, online birthday parties are taking place and you can even have a house party on your phone.

Fortunately, Squirrel are perfectly positioned to offer the same level of service and advice remotely.

What does this mean? Don’t worry, we aren’t attempting to take over the world with a gimmicky AI bot that spits out generic information. We’re a company made up of 100% humans (oh, and Alan) leveraging technology to help us deliver you the personal service we’ve always been known for.

Thanks to the world wide web and our savvy technology team, you can now get pre-approved for a mortgage or review your existing mortgage, without leaving the comfort of your couch.

Can I still access the same level of expertise online?

All of our Mortgage Advisers are still available via phone and email so you can discuss your particular situation with them from the safety of your home. They are still able to access all of our files and systems remotely and are here to help.

Of course, there’s also our blog which has up-to-date tips and information about how to manage your mortgage through this unprecedented time.

Will I get access to the best interest rates?

Squirrel still has access to all the lenders and options they always have, so you can rest assured that you’ll get the same mortgage rates that you’d get at any other time – in fact, interest rates are currently at an all-time low so it’s a great time to organise a free mortgage review with an Adviser to make sure that you’re saving as much money as you can.

What else can a mortgage broker do for you?

As well as take advantage of the low mortgage rates that are currently in market we can make sure your mortgage is structured in the best way for your present situation. Do you need to be going onto interest-only for a period of time, or even a mortgage holiday (it’s not really a holiday). We can help you get it sorted so you can be confident that your situation is under control.

Why choose Squirrel instead of another online mortgage broker?

Not all mortgage brokers are created equal. It’s now more important than ever to choose a good Mortgage Adviser who’s got your back.

  • Squirrel Mortgage Advisers are paid salaries, not commission. This means our advice is impartial, and you know you won't get pushed into a loan you don't want, or can't afford.
  • We arrange around $1billion of loans per year which gives us negotiating power with the banks, and access to better rates.
  • More options - we have access to more banks than other brokers, plus our community of peer-to-peer lenders. And more options add up to better value.
  • Better technology. Our online application takes less than 10 minutes, and will help us focus on what's most important to you.
  • Squirrel can help you wherever you are. Even if you’re based in the remotest town in New Zealand (sounds ideal right about now), our online Mortgage Advisers will be able to give you the same service as if you were just around the corner.
  • We have loads of online resources which mean we can be sitting in Auckland digging up details on a house in Invercargill.

If you’d like to have a free chat with one of our unbiased Mortgage Advisers, get in touch today.

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