I've been involved with finance brokers in several different capacities, for a long time now, and I can honestly say that Jake is amongst the best I've dealt with. I can't think of any areas that could be improved on and look forward to using his services again.
Steve Gregory 21st July 2021
Jake's knowledge, the service provided and value for money were excellent - I couldn't have asked for better.
Chris Ives An experienced, large portfolio Landlord 17th June 2021
I am very, very happy with the level and service I have received from Megan and her level of knowledge is impeccable. She kept me updated throughout and was very efficient on any enquiries I had.
I have been charged more by other brokers and the service was inadequate. However, here the fees are reasonable and certainly value for money.
Nappa Bafikele Landlord 4th June 2021
Thank you for your help Megan, you were always polite and very helpful throughout the entire process.
Siva Shanker Landlord 30th April 2021
David and his staff did a great job, they were very helpful and always returned my calls quickly. I am very happy and will recommend Advocate Finance to my family and friends and write a 5 star review on your google reviews
Songul Batihan Landlord 30th April 2021
Always responsive helpful and knowledgeable. If you are looking for mortgage brokers that go the extra mile, then you’ve found them.
Original testimonial posted to our Facebook Reviews on 9th April 2021
Mr McBain Experienced Landlord and Longstanding Client South Essex 16th April 2021
Very happy. Excellent level of communication. Henry was always checking on progress etc.
Mr I Maclean Experienced Landlord West Lothian 16th March 2021
I was very happy with Ben's level of knowledge and the service provided, he kept me updated and his communication was very good.
Lavinia Trehan 3rd March 2021
Megan was fantastic, a real asset to your company. She was really good at her job and very professional.
Mr R Grimmer Experienced Landlord Sheffield 23rd February 2021
Have dealt with Jake on a number of mortgages and deals now. Excellent service and knowledge. Nothing is too much trouble. Always manages to find a lender for what are probably not the easiest deals to finance. Highly recommended.
Original testimonial posted to Facebook Reviews on 6th February 2021
Chris Ives Company Director 15th February 2021
Tops marks all round to Jake. Absolutely delighted with the service and Jake is inceadibly professional and skillful.
Epic Properties Experienced Landlord 27th November 2020
Ben was awesome as usual. I always find Ben goes the extra mile to help things across the line.
Dan Hearne Company Director Longstanding client 9th November 2020
I was very satisfied with David's knowledge and level of service provided. I was kept up to date with the application process and there was an excellent response time. I felt the services of Advocate Finance are value for money and transparent.
Shailesh Gandhi Experienced Landlord 30th October 2020
I was very happy with Megan's knowledge and the level of service provided. She updated me on my case when required and the service was really good, as always.
Dhara Paul Existing Client 9th October 2020
I was happy with the service provided by David and Advocate Finance Ltd,
Rees Clayton 9th September 2020
I Most Highly Recommend Advocate Finance. They are excellent brokers in whom I have complete faith. Advocate are so very professional, calm and approachable, respond rapidly and thoroughly to all communications.
During the COVID-19 crisis Advocate worked from their homes and continued business as usual, with Jake keeping me fully updated. This enabled my property purchase to Complete during lockdown without any loss or breakdown of the transaction. Jake also negotiated an option to extend a bridging loan in case the COVID-19 crisis caused the sale of my flip property to be delayed beyond the expiry date of the lending term.
Thank You to Jake and all at Advocate for all you have done to date, I look forward to working with you on my future property projects.
Original review posted on our Facebook Reviews 27 June 2020
Paula Bushnell Pukka Property Ltd 30th June 2020
We were very happy - it was a First Class Service. Thanks again for your support and efficiency.
Mr Colin Kelly Company Director Essex 11th May 2020
In regard to the remortgage arrangement carried out by yourselves for us:
We were very happy with the consultant's knowledge and the level of service provided by the adviser and support staff. The consultant kept us updated on our case when required & throughout the process. I took all required personal documents to your office in person & received them back on the spot . Regarding fees ,I feel your service was value for money and transparent, so we have no issue with the fees we paid for the excellent service received.
Thank you very much for a job well done.
Mrs K Hattersley and Mr M Lenton Experienced Landords London 4th May 2020
As always David was excellent . He was very commercial and pragmatic in his suggestions which I feel I really got value from
Mr R Turner Client since 2017 London 1st May 2020
We were entirely satisfied with the way you dealt with our recent remortgage process
Mr D Kemble Existing client Colchester, Essex 22nd April 2020
In Summary I had a good experience with your services. Henry was extremely helpful and keen to respond to queries, no issues whatsoever. I would recommend Advocate.
Mr F Beckett Suffolk 7th April 2020
I was very pleased with the service and dedication of the staff. I have used your services many, many times.
Mr C Weaver Director, Cramdos Developments ltd Dorset 24th February 2020
I dealt with Ben and I am very satisfied with his knowledge and level of service. He seemed to know what I would want to know before I knew myself! 5* rated.
I never had to chase Ben to see what was happening with my application . He would follow up when required or try to assist through his side whenever possible. Ben sees the application right through to the end. As a customer, I never felt as though i was just left alone.
Mr S Flynn Experienced Landlord Hampshire 18th February 2020
Thank you for the wonderful news.I must say it's a huge relief which has been challenging under very difficult circumstances, often intransigent in every step of the way. I would like to put on record my thanks to David who dealt with this deal so meticulously, without which it would have been very difficult, if not impossible, to say the least.
Thank you once again for putting it over the line so professionally. I very much look forward to working with you again in the future
Mr Gurung Experienced Landlord Hampshire 4th February 2020
The service has been fantastic, 2nd to none! We will be back 🙂 !
Maj Curtis Curtis & Co UK Ltd 3rd January 2020
Ben has been so helpful and patient, guiding me through the process as a first time landlord. Really knows his stuff. Received the mortgage offer yesterday, less than a week after application and couldn't be happier.Exciting! Looking forward to using your services again soon. Really recommend.
Testimonial posted on our Facebook Page, Reviews
Paula Garnett First time landlord 16th December 2019
We regularly use Advocate for our mortgage products.Having used them 4 or 5 times for different property projects, we find them to be most helpful and are willing to answer any questions or queries that we have. They are our go to broker.
Testimonial posted on our Facebook Page, Reviews
Mr and Mrs Dobson Returning client Essex 18th November 2019
I was very happy with the level of service from the support staff and advice given by Jake and I don't think this could be improved in any way. I would definitely use Advocate Finance in the future.
Tim Hamlett 7th November 2019
I was happy with the advice given to me by Ben and the level of service provided by the support staff. I don't think there are any ares that could be improved and would consider using Advocate Finance again in the future.
Natasha Frootko 4th October 2019
Jake was the best in the business. I remortgaged 5 properties with him. Very on the ball - 10 out of 10.
Danny Lyons Chiswick 4th October 2019
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to David for all his help with arranging my mortgage. I will be coming back to sort my current house re mortgage and my other buy to lets in a few weeks time. I would certainly recommend you to others.
Kaye MacGregor Essex 18th July 2019
Jake was amazing! He was so helpful and very professional. Really impressed - thank you.
Mr Ian Hawkins Director, Property Developer 28th June 2019
Having dealt with David on previous cases and experienced exemplary customer service and superb advice, I have now had the pleasure of dealing with Jake who has offered the same levels of customer service and his efforts frequently went beyond the call of duty. I will be using Advocate Finance again.
Hemant Parmar Leeds 19th June 2019
I am very happy with Ben and his excellent work!
Hugh Slater 17th May 2019
As usual Alex was a great credit to your company
Mr Madumere Returning client, Madumere LTD 7th May 2019
Alex has played a pivotal role in the development and growth of my property investment business by providing expert advice and guidance, often in tight timescales, and always in a calm and professional manner. He is an asset to the team.
Tim Hamlett Director, Kingsmead Consultants & The Kingsmead Property Co. Ltd. 1st May 2019
Jake was great - simply the best. I would always use Advocate Finance as long as Jake is working there!
Daniel Lyons Accredited Landlord 26th April 2019
I was happy with the level of service I received from Ben and Advocate Finance's support staff and feel that there weren't any areas/service levels that could be improved. I would consider using Advocate Finance for future deals.
John Field Experienced Landlord and existing long term client London 24th April 2019
I was very happy the way Jake dealt with my application. At all stages Jake's communication skills were excellent and I always felt that I was up to date with matters.
I will be contacting him in 6/12 months regarding upcoming projects
Russell Clarke Pembrokeshire 22nd March 2019
With Ben's help, I was very happy to get this one over the line and ticked off the to do list!
David Bailey Director at PNT Property 1st March 2019
I have been very happy with the service that Jake has given us, it was a tricky case and was by no means smooth due to the lender, but Jake handled everything perfectly. I have another case underway with Jake at the moment.
Mr M Lambert 12th February 2019
Alex is the best broker I have worked with. He takes the time to have a conversation and go through options with you. He even helps you with options in regards to issues that he knows would not result in an immediate sale. He is efficient and also gave me a nudge when needed.
In addition everyone I spoke to in the office was wonderful and friendly. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Meka Madumere Madumere Ltd 17th January 2019
We were repeat clients who when presented with a need for development exit finance within a defined time period contacted Advocate Finance for a solution. David provided a sensible option and then diligently and professionally supported us through the process right through to a successful completion. We were very satisfied with the level of service provided.
Colin Kelly Director, C&K Developments 2nd January 2019
Alex has always been very helpful in arranging finance for various deals. He communicates well and always gets any answers I need quickly. He understands my requirements and will get lenders based on them.
Rod Turner Turners Construction 14th December 2018
Alex did a superb job, processing the sale of the property through with a proactive efficiency which surpassed my expectations. Alex kept me updated with regular communication via email & phone calls. In addition, Alex offered tailored expert advice & guidance which was of a very high standard and bespoke to my requirements as a business strategy. In summary, Alex played a pivotal role in securing the best mortgage product that was suited to my business needs.
Tim Hamlett Kingsmead Consultants 7th December 2018
I'm pleased to say that Alex has arranged several finance products for me in the last couple of years and I'm completely happy with all levels of service provided.
I've used an array of brokers over the last 20 years without being 100% content with any of them- this has now changed and so long as Alex remains at Advocate I have no reason to shop elsewhere- he is knowledgeable, quick to reply and professional- a credit to your firm.
Mr S Gregory Director- Steve Gregory and Co Essex 27th November 2018
He is very knowledgeable, helpful, prompt and professional and clearly knows his market which makes things so much easier for me as a client. I would consider using Advocate Finance in the future - Ben will be my first port of call.
I can say that the whole process was very quick and painless. In particular, I was pleasantly surprised by the fast turnaround from AIP to survey to offer.
Paul Rayner 22nd November 2018
I always recommend Advocate to anyone looking for mortgage services. My Adviser, Alex, did a very professional job and I would definitely use your services in the future.
Mark Yadagar 3rd August 2018
I was happy with the level of service provided and the advice given to me by Alex and felt that there weren't any areas that could be improved upon. I would consider using Advocate Finance in the future.
Ian Lawrence Director 1st June 2018
I was very satisfied with the level of service provided by David and felt that all areas were covered and would certainly use his services again.
Shailesh Ghandhi May 2018 30th May 2018
I am very happy with Ben's service, he was always very efficient, professional and responsive to our queries and I would use Advocate Finance in the future.
Gemma Jennings Zorb Holdings 24th May 2018
I was very satisfied with David's service feeling that all areas were covered by him. I would use Advocate Finance again, finding the lenders suggested by him to be excellent - keeping me and my mortgage advisor informed throughout the process.
Shailesh Ghandhi 11th May 2018
Alex was always on hand to answer my queries and provided prompt responses to emails. The timescale from acceptance of offer to exchange and completion was just over 8 weeks.
Tim Hamlett www.kingsmeadconsultants.co.uk Crewe 2nd March 2018
I was really pleased with the way Advocate Finance handled my deal. There were a few delays with the lenders involved but David went above and beyond what would normally be expected of an adviser, to resolve this. I was very pleased with the deal he arranged for me and I would most definitely use your services again in the future.
I Maclean 4th January 2018
I am so pleased we approached Advocate Finance with this deal. We benefitted substantially from their knowledge and expertise of the market and being able to oil the wheels of the whole process
G Mumford 4th January 2018
A big thank you for your expert guidance through a financial and legal minefield. I am sure the whole plan would have folded if it wasn’t for your help, which included liaising with insurance brokers/underwriters/solicitors and valuers. Also the monthly payments are £100’s less than it would have been if we have taken up the original brokers deal.”
A Martin Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex 4th January 2018
Advocate Finance provided my company with a solution that gave us the opportunity to develop our business further. They managed to close a financial problem with great skill and commitment.
V Edwards Managing Director Cardiff 3rd January 2018
This was my first semi-commercial mortgage and I found David to be very professional and efficient. The deal went through like a knife through butter and I shall recommend using Advocate Finance in the future.
R Perry Maldon, Essex 21st December 2017
I cannot recommend Advocate Finance highly enough. David is the most thorough, knowledgeable and efficient advisor that I have ever dealt with. His relationship with lenders is excellent and his ability to successfully complete on deals is second to none.
M Carter, Professional landlord Bath 11th December 2017
Everything went swimmingly with the deal that Ben arranged for me. I found him to be an extremely professional, efficient adviser and I will definitely come back to Advocate Finance in the future
M.S Romford, Essex 11th December 2017
Before I found David from Advocate Finance, other commercial mortgage advisors had complicated the whole lending process and were also quoting exorbitant fees. David has been a breath of fresh air. He simplified and guided me through the full process. I was given regular updates throughout the deal and felt confident in his management of the process. He was always contactable and presented himself in a friendly professional manner.
K Kott Salford, Lancs 11th December 2017
Having recently completed on a semi commercial mortgage, I would whole heartedly recommend David Tonks for his excellent help and advice throughout the process. David provided help on numerous matters above and beyond his role as a commercial mortgage advisor, which was a huge help during a stressful time.
P Thomas, Chartered Accountants Bromborough, Wirral 11th December 2017