Ensure your mortgage broker really delivers

Getting a broker to arrange your loan can certainly save a lot of time and hassle, but borrowers really must ensure the service they expect is the one that's delivered. Ensure the broker fully explains in writing why his or her loan recommendation is the best for your circumstances, not just the loan that earns the most for the broker. Ensure brokers also fully outline all upfront and ongoing “trail” commissions they will earn from lenders for your loan business. Never pay a broker a fee yourself unless the broker is prepared to rebate some or all of their commission earnings to you in return. More: The 12 things you must know before using a mortgage broker

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