Complete Mortgages celebrates its tenth birthday

Tuesday, 18th August, 2015
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Guildford-based mortgage and insurance brokerage, Complete Mortgages, is 10 years old this month having launched the award-winning business in 2005.

Since opening its doors Complete Mortgages has built a nationwide reputation and grown a client base comprising first time buyers, buy to let landlords, teachers and professional sportspeople.

Launched by former Halifax high flier Mark Finnegan, who in 2005 was the only employee, the company now boasts 10 employees, four national awards and access to the whole of the mortgage market.

On celebrating the company’s longevity Mark comments: “The tenth year is a huge milestone for any business and I’m immensely proud that Complete Mortgages has not only beaten a global recession but also become a go-to company when it comes to arranging a mortgage. We now look forward to building the team and taking the business to its next phase over the next ten years.”

As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations Complete Mortgages has launched a series of competitions including a quiz, a ‘referral tombola’ and a Facebook campaign.

For the Facebook campaign, Complete Mortgages has committed to giving away £250 to one lucky winner when it reaches 250 Likes on Facebook. Once reached, the winner will be drawn at random.  For the ‘referral tombola’ one person who refers a friend to  Complete Mortgages by 30th September will win £500, split between the referrer and the new client so that each person receives £250.*

Finally, to be in with a chance to win a bottle of Champagne, all entrants need to do is email the answer to the question below to

What was the Bank of England base rate on 16th August 2005?

a) 5.00%

b) 4.75%

c) 4.50%

The deadline for entries is 30th September 2015 and one winner will be randomly drawn from those who answer it correctly.

For more information on Complete Mortgages or to speak with a member of the Complete Mortgages team call 01483 238280.

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Fourth national award win for Guildford mortgage broker

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015

Mark Finnegan, Founding Director of Guildford mortgage broker and insurance brokerage, Complete Mortgages, has received the Top Mortgage Adviser of the Year Award at the ninth Mortgage Intelligence Annual Conference.

The event, which took place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, welcomed over 180 attendees from across the UK, all of which were vying for the national award.

Olympian and celebrated rower, Sir Steve Redgrave, presented Mark with the award alongside Sally Laker, Managing Director of Mortgage Intelligence Holdings Ltd.

The conference also welcomed support from some of the UK’s well-known banks, building societies and insurance providers and culminated in a keynote presentation by Countrywide Chief Executive, Alison Platt, and Mortgage Intelligence’s Sally Laker.

On receiving the coveted national award for the fourth time, Mark comments: “Winning the award once is an achievement, but to have received national recognition four times is something that myself and the team at Complete Mortgages are really proud of. The mortgage market is going from strength to strength, which has been expedited by the number of competitive deals that have recently been launched. In the wake of increased mortgage applications it’s vital that the standard of advice provided to those looking to secure a mortgage remains high and this national award illustrates that Complete Mortgages is very much committed to this.”

For more information on using a mortgage please speak with a member of the Complete Mortgages team on 01483 238280.

Mortgage market moves in Surrey with strong performance from Guildford

Friday, 26th December, 2014

UK property prices will have increased by 8% by the end of 2014, according to industry sources, with property values in Surrey up by 13.6%.Land Registry data suggests that every country in the UK experienced value increases when compared to the same point last year, with the South East experiencing the strongest increase outside of London at 11.4%.

A Knight Frank report has also revealed that the number of properties worth more than £1m outside of London has increased by more than a third over the last year, with the largest increases being seen in Elmbridge, Windsor and Maidenhead and Guildford.

Mark Finnegan, Director at Complete Mortgages, comments: “We’re currently seeing a high number of mortgage applications from Surrey homeowners, which is down to two reasons. Firstly, people are looking to secure a mortgage before the value of the property they wish to buy increases to a point where it becomes unachievable. With such strong growth in the South East it doesn’t take long for that to become an issue. Secondly, homeowners are already looking ahead to 2015. With all signs pointing towards future growth I would urge those who are considering arranging a mortgage in the New Year do it sooner rather than later in order to reduce the risk of being priced out.”

Complete Mortgages is a Guildford-based mortgage and insurance brokerage providing access to a full suite of mortgage products including first-time buyer mortgages, mortgages for contractors and mortgages for teachers.

For more information contact Complete Mortgages on 01483 238280 or email