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Client reviews

Review from verified client

May, 2024

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Based in London

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Providing advice on mortgage offers and life insurance

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Will - glad you are sorted!!!

Review from verified client

April, 2024

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We needed help with finding a mortgage.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark is always ( we have used his service a few times) thorough, consistently detailed and he goes the extra mile always.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Hi Colleen - Thanks for the lively review - always glad to help!

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in London

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Mortgage advice

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark has provided a mortgage broker service and advised on life insurance

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, Mark has been extremely helpful at every stage of the process

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all - Mark went above and beyond, we couldnt have asked for anything more

Mark's reply

Hi Will Thanks for the lovely review - glad you are sorted!

Review from verified client

March, 2024

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Wanted to mortgage a property we already owned.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark initially advised on the likelihood of getting a mortgage, given our circumstances. He then found a suitable product for us and arranged everything. All we had to do was send him various documents to confirm our situation to the lender. The mortgage was appropriate and the interest rate was competitive. Mark is one of the few people you can count on to do exactly what he tells you he will do within the timeframe he gives you. We have dealt with Mark on several occasions, and not once has he failed to deliver.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome exceeded our expectations!

What could they have done better?

Nothing!

Mark's reply

Hi Both - thanks for the lively review - glad you are sorted!!

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in West Sussex

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

House purchase/mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark was extremely helpful, efficient and explained everything so well to a non-finance/mortgage savvy person. He was very kind, patient and responded by my calls and emails almost immediately, every time. My situation was complicated and he was highly discreet, sensitive and professional. I couldn't recommend him more highly and will definitely be seeking his advice and help again in the future. And crucially, he found the best deals on the market at the time.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes absolutely

What could they have done better?

No!

Mark's reply

Thanks for the lovely review Philomena - glad to have helped !

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Nottinghamshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We wanted a bigger house due to having another baby.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped us to get a mortgage that’s was the best for us in our situation. He made it very clear that we were in this together and made sure we got the results we needed.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we have, with marks expertise it actually meant that we got more sorted than we thought possible.

What could they have done better?

I honestly can’t think of anything mark could have done better, he was open and honest from the beginning and didn’t make any promises he couldn’t keep. Even responding to us and answering queries on his day off!

Mark's reply

Hi Bethany Thanks for the lovely review - glad you are sorted!

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Buckinghamshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We have flats thst we rent out and we needed advice for this

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped us find the best deal for interest only morgage on the flats we rent

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Mark is always on hand with help and advice with a professional view on what deal will suit us best and our needs

What could they have done better?

Mark has always been there when ever we have needed his professional advice and getting back to us quickly on any matter we have .He's simply the best and could not have done more for us .

Mark's reply

Hi Anne and Wally - thanks for your lovely review and glad to have helped again - speak soon!!!

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Advice from a friend plus self employed and employed status lead to complex applications

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark was amazing! I don't think we could have got through a mortgage process without him. At every point he explained in simple terms, offered alternatives and counsel,

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, despite problematic attitudes from banks due to the financial situation. Cost of living crisis, Mark still came through with a mortgage for us.

What could they have done better?

I don't know how anyone could do more! Mark put us before his out free time and went above and beyond what we'd expected.

Mark's reply

Hi Liam - thanks for the lively review - glad you are sorted !!!

Review from verified client

January, 2024

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Based in Cornwall

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Mark was recommended to me by my parents as he had helped them in the past several times and was extremely pleased with his service. I had inherited a bungalow from my grandmother who, sadly and unexpectedly, passed away and the property had a small mortgage left on it.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

From the initial first point of contact with Mark, he instantly put my mind at ease. Getting a mortgage was something that I never thought I'd be able to do due to having a poor credit score but he helped me through the process step by step, reassuring me along the way! He was able to secure me a mortgage and from our first phone call to completion, it was just over 5 weeks which was incredible!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, Mark helped me achieve the outcome I was really hoping for with a few extras on top!

What could they have done better?

Nothing! Absolutely nothing.

Mark's reply

So glad you got sorted so quickly Jemma and thanks for the lovely review!

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in London

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I was looking to buy a property and needed a mortgage. Mark came highly recommended to me.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

He was able to help me find the best possible mortgage and rate for my personal circumstances. Mark was efficient, professional and courteous at all times.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - I have now purchased the property thanks to him.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the lovely review Alice - glad you are sorted!!

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Inverness-shire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Buying our first home

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Advice on morgages, process, budget and everything surrounding the purchase of our home, we went from a place of no knowledge to full confidence with Marks help

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing the service was exceptional

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Luke - glad you are sorted ad enjoy the new place!!

Review from verified client

December, 2023

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Based in Nottinghamshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Buying a new home for the first time and needing advice on the best mortgage to go for.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped my partner and I find a mortgage that was suitable for us. Mark was supportive and understanding that this was our first time buying a property. We were able to get a mortgage and buy our first house with Mark’s help, he guided us through the process seamlessly and was there for us any time of day.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes! We have our first house and are comfortably settled in, all with the help of Mark.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. My partner and I are 100% satisfied with Mark’s work and will be using him for future remortgages or insurance help.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the lovely review Olivia - glad you are sorted!

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

November, 2023

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Very impressed by the service from Mark. Friendly and efficient

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Looking for a trusted mortgage arranger

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark has helped us for the past 10 years now. He listens to our needs and guides us with his knowledge skill and experience to the correct solution.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Always

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Purchasing a new property

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped us seek a new mortgage that was suitable and most importantly affordable.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Most definitely, Mark explained all of our options thoroughly and gave his expert advice. We are very happy with the advice we were given and the outcome we received.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the lovely review Leanne - glad you are sorted !!

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I have worked with Mark for a number of years. My initial search lead me to a few advisors and after looking at reviews I chose Mark and I'm glad i did!

How has Mark Laban helped you?

I have completed several transactions with Mark including remortgages and insurance products. Mark knows what we want to achieve and always find the best solutions for us. In these trying interest rate times, he was thoughtful in the process and came up with a plan that suited us well. He did all the work for us!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes absolutely

What could they have done better?

Nothing!

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Kristin - glad you are sorted !

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in South Yorkshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Home Mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark has been absolutely fantastic from the get go, he was recommended to me and has really supported me through my first purchase. He got me a fabulous deal on my mortgage and was really informative and keep me in the loop at each and every stage. Really responsive and helpful - I'll definitely be using his services again. Thank you Mark!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - fantastic rate in challenging circumstances!

Mark's reply

thanks for your lovely review Erin - glad you are sorted

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in North Yorkshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Someone who was a specialist in this area

How has Mark Laban helped you?

With Mortgages , Insurance and advice

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Certainly, with the comfort of referring some of my Business Clients.

What could they have done better?

Don’t know that they could of , in these current financial climate.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Chris and glad to have helped - speak soon!

Review from verified client

November, 2023

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Based in London

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I was looking to buy my first flat and Mark was recommended to me by a friend.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark has been absolutely amazing throughout– not only did he help us secure our mortgage but supported us throughout the entire purchase process. He went above and beyond every time. Always available, approachable and helpful. We are immensely grateful to him.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. It would not have been possible without Mark's help and tireless work.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. I have nothing but praise.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the lovely review Martin - glad you are both sorted !!!

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

First time home buying

How has Mark Laban helped you?

We came across Mark serendipitously during our research into buying our first home. He agreed a prompt telephone meeting at a convenient time and it went from there. He really put us at ease and explained the whole house buying process for us. He arranged regular check-ins and was available whenever we had additional queries. He managed to find us a good deal on our mortgage, and also sourced good insurance policies for us. His expertise in his field was invaluable for us, and his friendly and professional manner made the process so much easier. Our interactions with Mark were the best part of the process and we are immensely grateful. I can't rate him highly enough!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely

What could they have done better?

I honestly can't think of anything more that Mark could have done

Mark's reply

Hi Haydn Glad you are sorted and thanks for the review!

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Mortgage advice (moving house)

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark has been absolutely fantastic from start to finish (I say finish loosely as we will be linking in with Mark for advice for my husband's business because he's that good! - we'll also be staying with Mark for our re-mortgaging in the future). Mark is friendly, professional and extremely responsive. He is extremely knowledgeable and offers advice on a way that is easy to understand without removing your ability to make a fully informed choice. We cannot recommend Mark enough!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

100% yes!

What could they have done better?

Nothing - Mark has been fantastic

Mark's reply

thanks for the lovely review - glad you are both sorted!!

Review from verified client

October, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

My husband Haydn and I sought Marks help for securing our first mortgage and for sourcing home and life insurance.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark was fantastic throughout the whole process. His advice and counsel was so helpful, especially with us being first time buyers. He looked after the whole process and was a joy to communicate with. He is dedicated and committed to helping us find the best deal and his guidance was invaluable. Working with Mark was the best part of the whole process and I would not hesitate to recommend him. I would not buy or sell another house without consulting with him. An absolute professional, so kind, dedicated and an expert in his field.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Our outcome was even better than expected. Mark worked tirelessly to secure us the best deal. Even when we thought he had secured us a great deal, he then rang us a day later to tell us he had secured an even better one.

What could they have done better?

Nothing! He is so hardworking and dedicated. We were in such good hands.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the lovely review - glad to have helped you get sorted!

Review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in London

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

First Time Buyers - First Mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped us secure a sizeable sum for our first time mortgage and was great from the get go. With advice, recommendations and during the whole process, Mark was great and reliable. We even had a hiccup during our purchase where the seller pulled out, and then changed their mind and wanted to later continue with the sale again - and during that time Marks advice was exactly what we needed - luckily things progressed and the sale went through without any issues. He also helped securing us some life insurance. The process of everything being over the phone or virtual also made things so much easier for us.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely, couldn't be happier - and we will be getting in touch with Mark again when our remortgage is due!

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Ryan - glad you are both sorted!

Review from verified client

September, 2023

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Based in Dorset

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I was moving house and needed a mortgage.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

With all the stress and worry that comes with finding a new home, Mark gives some vital attributes that really make a difference. He is calm ,methodical and knowledgeable but more importantly he gives you the confidence that he will support and guide you in making the right decisions. This inspires a trust that means that you can focus on all the other things that come with moving home safe in the knowledge that he will support you by finding the best deal for you.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Every time he's found us the best option, and he is always there to support and answer any questions or give you any advice you may need.

What could they have done better?

Absolutely nothing, 100% from start to finish.

Mark's reply

Hi Dani - thanks for the lovely review - much appreciated and glad you are both sorted !!

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Staffordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Re mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Finding best deal on remortgage

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

Mark's reply

Hi Dan - thanks for your review .. really appreciated and glad we got there in the end !

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Hampshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Our mortgage term, life insurance and critical illness policies were all coming to the end of their term and we were looking to find the best rates and cover.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark has helped us to find policies on all the above products which meet our needs whilst also considering the cost implications.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we have cover that we are happy with at a cost that is manageable in this current climate.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, we are very happy with the service we received.

Mark's reply

Thanks for your review Becky - glad you are both sorted!

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

A friend of a friend had mentioned how good Mark was. We initially contacted Mark for advice on what we needed to do to do to be eligible for a mortgage.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark is extremely knowledgable; his advice comes freely and succinctly, and no question is too much, or too silly! Mark is very approachable and clearly wants to do the very best for his clients. He's lovely!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes! We bought a house this year, our first home - something that I once didn't believe was possible, but with Mark's advice and guidance, and his hard work, we got a beautiful and affordable house.

What could they have done better?

I really can't think of anything! I would recommend Mark in a heartbeat.

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August, 2023

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Based in Leicestershire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

In an ever more difficult buy to let mortgage market we were in need of someone who could help us and Mark did an outstanding job for us.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Not only did he source some great products for us he also helped at every step of the way. When there were issues with the purchase of the properties Mark got actively involved in trying to resolve them and help with the mortgage providers.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing. The quality of service was fantastic. Mark went over and beyond in terms of service.

Review from verified client

August, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I first contacted Mark when purchasing my first house.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped me to get my first mortgage sorted and then remortgage my property

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes!

Mark's reply

thanks for the review Stuart - glad you are sorted!

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

July, 2023

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Very good service and professional advice.

Review from verified client

July, 2023

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Based in Staffordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

ReMortgage and then borrowing on top of mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

He helped get the best rate for remortgage and was able to hell as much as he possibly could for additional borrowing on the mortgage

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes his help and knowledge was the best we could of expected if not more

What could they have done better?

Nothing he's amazing at what he does.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review lisa - glad you are sorted!

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We looked for an adviser to help get a mortgage as first time buyers

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark was really helpful in helping us secure a mortgage, he explained everything to do with the mortgages and what all of our options were and also explained the buying process when we were ready to start looking for our future home. He made sure we understood everything and was always there for any questions we had!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes we now are happy and settled in our first home

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Amelia - glad you are sorted and enjoy the new house !!

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Based in Staffordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We needed to remortgage with tricky circumstances

How has Mark Laban helped you?

He helped us find get a remortgage

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, we are really happy with the outcome

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Hi Debra Thanks for the review and glad you are sorted !!

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Based in Cambridgeshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Re-mortgage of BTL properties and life/CIC insurance review.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Advised on re-mortgage options, found the product and seen our application through to completion. Life insurance advice: long, patient discussion with Mark to understand our needs and consider various plans and options. Mark guided us through the process, liaising with the provider until the policy was arranged and approved.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Mark has been spot on from start to finish

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review both - glad to have helped get you sorted !!

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Based in Oxfordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Remortgaging my house

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped me to look at what remortgage offers were available to me. He took great care to ensure that we found the best offer for my current financial and life circumstances.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes and have an outcome that is much better that what I had been hoping for.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Mark's reply

Hi Emily Thanks for the review - much appreciated and am glad you are sorted !!

Review from verified client

June, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Buying a new house

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Finding us a mortgage while interest rate were constantly changing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

N/a

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Dani - much appreciated and glad you are sorted!

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

April, 2023

Overall

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Sensible, focused and friendly, Great advice professionally provided

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

My friend recommended Mark as a mortgage advisor when I was buying a new house.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

He got me a brilliant low % fixed deal for 5 years and a monthly payment within my desired budget.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes I'm moved in and have a new mortgage with a low rate.

What could they have done better?

Nothing! I will use Mark again in the future. He was extremely reliable and prompt to respond to questions.

Mark's reply

Thanks Daisy - glad to have helped!!

Review from verified client

April, 2023

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Based in Nottinghamshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Wanted mortgage advice

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark explained everything so clearly it was easy to understand and made the whole process so straightforward. Nothing was too much trouble and he was available to answer questions immediately. It was fantastic service

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Thanks Graham - glad you are sorted!!

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Nottinghamshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I was looking to refinance my rental properties to expand my property portfolio.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark has helped me with everything from start to finish, he was assisting and advising throughout the whole process. Mark found the right mortgages for my needs and went above and beyond my expectation. When I encountered a few bumps in the road created by the legal teams, Mark intervened and dealt with the issues the legal team created on my behalf. Mark was able to get the best value from my properties by having such a broad knowledge of the financial lending pool and where to get the best outcome.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

This is the best service I have encountered.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Thanks Andrew - glad to have helped !!

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Remortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark over the years always puts in above and beyond efforts to find me the best fixed rate deal. He is always on hand for advice and is very good at explaining all the jargon in a much more user friendly way.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, it was all done to my satisfaction

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Bali - glad you are sorted !

Review from verified client

March, 2023

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Based in Dorset

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Mark has provided mortgage advice for four house purchases and two remortgages over the nearly 20 years I have been his customer.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Provided advice on different mortgage products and applied for mortgages on my behalf.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, always excellent advice and very rapid response to any queries.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Hi Anna Thanks for the review - glad you are sorted!

Review from verified client

February, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Renewing my mortgage & life insurance

How has Mark Laban helped you?

This is the second time Mark has helped me with my mortgage. First time i was a first time buyer and this time to renew my mortgage. I wouldn’t use anyone else & highly recommended Mark as he always goes the extra mile to help and make sure everything is moving in the right direction. He’s always quick to response to emails and always a phone call away if I need any advice. Thank you for everything Marl

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all

Mark's reply

Thanks for you lovely review Mollie and glad you are sorted !

Review from verified client

January, 2023

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Based in Nottinghamshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I was looking for a change of lender/move onto a fixed rate mortgage.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Due to being self employed and with a less than perfect credit score, I approached Mark following a recommendation, to save me wasting time applying for mortages that weren't right for me and being rejected, thereby impacting on my credit score. Very quickly Mark found the right mortgage for me and was at the end of the phone to deal with any queries I had.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, new mortgage on a fixed rate which will help with budgeting during the cost of living crisis.

What could they have done better?

Absolutely nothing. Thoroughly satisfied with the service and advice I received.

Mark's reply

Hi Lisa - thanks for the lovely review and glad you are sorted !!

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January, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Renewal of my mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

This is the 2nd time Mark has sorted my mortgage and got me the best deal. Mark is amazing, he goes through everything and goes above and beyond to help

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Even better than I originally thought, Mark worked his magic

Mark's reply

Thanks Krystle - glad you are sorted and got there in the end !!

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January, 2023

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

First time buyer looking for a mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped us from the very start of us looking for a mortgage. Myself and partner had no idea where to start or what to do and mark made this very easy for us. He was kind and helpful and only a phonecall away if we needed any advice or help.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes 100%

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Thanks Niamh - glad your are sorted and thanks for the review !!

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January, 2023

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Based in Staffordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Buying a house

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped us arrange our mortgage 5 years ago under tricky circumstances and has recently arranged another 5 year fixed deal for us.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes mortgage is all sorted.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Mark was fab.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review April - glad you are sorted !!

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January, 2023

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Based in Leicestershire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

House move and new mortgage/life insurance

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark was really helpful throughout our house move. Not only did he help us to find the best mortgage, but he helped us find the right life insurance catered around medical conditions. Despite our many (sometimes stupid) questions, he was always amazingly helpful and insightful and would often go above and beyond to research policies to make sure we were getting the best possible deal.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

No

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Praveena and glad to have helped. Enjoy the new place !!

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December, 2022

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Right to buy of a council property!

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped us buy a council property! It's not as straight forward as people may think it is! But Mark was absolutely brilliant from start to finish, in the whole process, the communication was great and the follow up was amazing! Getting the best advice, and going down the right route for you and your family Mark as your best interests!

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Most definitely

What could they have done better?

Nothing! I wouldn't choose the solicitors we had again! But everything else I couldn't ask for anything better

Mark's reply

Thanks for the lovely review Daniella - glad you are sorted and you got there in the end (no thanks to the solicitors !!)

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December, 2022

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Based in Leicestershire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Buying a house

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark was extremely helpful in securing my first house. Mark found the mortgage deals that best suited my situation and got me the best deal possible. I often would change the figures on how much I wanted to borrow etc, and Mark would be extremely quick in altering or changing this. I asked Mark heaps of questions about mortgages in general and he would always answer and patiently go through the questions. I would recommend Mark to anyone looking for financial advice as he made the process very easy and I unstressful.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. I have secured a mortgage that was the best option for me

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Hi George - thanks for the review - much appreciated and glad you are sorted !!

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December, 2022

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Mark emailed us to say we needed a Mortgage Review as our fixed term was coming to an end.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark found and secured us the best rate on the market at that time. He takes away all of the pressure and stress and makes things easy.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes definitely

What could they have done better?

Nothing. Under the current circumstances I don’t believe he could have done better.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Claire - glad you are sorted !!

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November, 2022

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Based in Kent

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Fantastic Service- Mark is our go to person for all our mortgage requirements- his knowledge of the market and finding the best deals around at the time

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes absolutely

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Thanks for your review Paul - much appreciated and glad you are sorted

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November, 2022

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Based in Nottinghamshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We have a portfolio of Buy to Let Properties and the mortgages associated with the properties were coming to the end of their fixed rate periods. We needed expert advice from someone who was experienced and knowledgable.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

In these difficult times, Mark was able to secure 8 new 5-Year Fixed Rate Buy to Let Mortgages for us. The mortgage interest rate was attractive and very competitive. Mark dealt with our requirements in a very efficient and timely manner and it was this approach that helped us to obtain such a good interest rate.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Definitely - professional and efficient service that secured 8 attractive mortgages.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Mark's reply

Hi Claire Thanks for your review - much appreciated and glad you are sorted !

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November, 2022

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Based in Nottinghamshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We were looking to buy our first home and wanted more information on the process of applying for mortgages and the process of buying a house.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark provided honest advice in an extremely timely manner. At every step we believe he truly had our best interests at heart. No question was ever too much for Mark and we cannot recommend him highly enough

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We have moved into our new house and are equipped with the knowledge to make it a success.

What could they have done better?

Mark was perfect in all areas.

Mark's reply

Hi Adam - thanks for the lovely review and glad you are both sorted !!

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November, 2022

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Based in Staffordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We required a mortgage advisor as we were buying our home

How has Mark Laban helped you?

From the moment myself and my Partner initially spoke to Mark he has gone above and beyond to ensure the mortgage we chose was the correct deal for us. Post receiving our mortgage offer Mark continued to offer his support and regularly checked in on our sale status . When we required to extend our mortgage offer Mark went the extra mile to ensure we had all the information we needed for a smooth extension. Post completion of our home and our mortgage Mark has continued to answer any questions we have had showing both professionalism and empathy throughout the entire process

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely , Mark has exceeded all expectations , we would not want to use anyone else and will be reaching out to Mark when we require any further mortgage offers

What could they have done better?

I cannot think of anything we would change to improve our experience

Mark's reply

Thanks for the lovely review Lauren and glad you are sorted !!!

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November, 2022

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We were looking to give our finances a review to see if we could save money in the current financial climate. Specifically, we wanted to transfer our mortgage from a variable rate to a fixed rate.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark was professional and speedy with his advice so we were able to transfer our mortgage before rates increased further. We were very happy with the outcome so decided to ask Mark to review our insurances too.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, all sorted very quickly with minimum hassle.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

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October, 2022

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Based in Warwickshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Wanted to buy a new home

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Helped us get a mortgage in principle so we could put an offer in and it was done quickly as we sold and found a house within a week. House insurance, life insurance

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely will highly recommend Mark

What could they have done better?

Nothing, it was all done when needed

Mark's reply

Thanks for the lovely review Leanne - glad you are sorted !!!

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October, 2022

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We were worried about rising mortgage rates.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

He helped us to secure a really good fixed rate mortgage deal, which has given us stability for the remainder of our mortgage.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Not only have we now got the security of knowing our repayments won't go up, but due to the recent increase in rates we are now financially better off.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

Mark's reply

Hi Iona - thanks for the review and glad to have helped Speak soon

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October, 2022

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

I have never brought qnd sold a property before, and I've heard how stressful it can be. I wanted a professional to help guide me to make the right decision, especially how the market is at the moment

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark was fantastic, he talked me through every possible option I had. In the end he got me a fabulous mortgage

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Mark was amazing.

Mark's reply

Hi Leanne - thanks for the lively review - glad your are sorted and got there in the end !!

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October, 2022

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Based in Oxfordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We have used Marks's services on several occasions over the last 10 years for mortgage advice and support.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark has been fantastic in every regard. He is professional and very knowledgeable and has guided us with a steady hand through some difficult processes. He is friendly and provides first-class customer service (even replying to my emails when he was on holiday - certainly not expected but very much appreciated!)

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely, in every regard.

What could they have done better?

Genuinely nothing I can think of - Mark provides a first-class service. If there are any faults (which I doubt) then we definitely didn't find them.

Mark's reply

Hi Eoghan - Thanks for the review and glad to have helped ! Speak soon

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October, 2022

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Based in Oxfordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Remortgaging

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Very helpful in providing advice on the best mortgage package for us. Excellent communication.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

Mark's reply

Hi Anna Thanks for your review - Much appreciated. Speak soon !!

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September, 2022

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Based in Kent

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

My previous advisor sadly passed away and Mark has been the perfect replacement.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Under difficult circumstances at times Mark has found and provided the mortgages I was after.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I wanted all my mortgages fixed for long terms at competitive rates and this was achieved.

What could they have done better?

I can not see how the situation I now find myself in with Mark’s assistance could be any better.

Mark's reply

Thanks for the review Lee - glad you are sorted !!

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August, 2022

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Re mortgage

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Searched relentlessly for the best mortgage deal for me and subsequent life insurance

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing!

Mark's reply

H Charlotte Thanks for the review - much appreciated and glad you are sorted !!

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August, 2022

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Based in North Yorkshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Buying a house

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark was very helpful with and any queries we had throughout the whole process. Any acronyms or jargon we didn't understand he broke it down to make sure we understood all the terms & conditions.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, and we will be using him for any future endeavours.

Mark's reply

Hi Frank - Thanks for the lovely review - glad you are both sorted and speak soon !

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August, 2022

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Based in Dorset

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

We wanted to move house and a friend gave me Marks details.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped us find the best mortgage deal and gave plenty of advice on the right property for us, we are very happy with our final decision. He gave very good advice on circumstances and finances when we decided to relocate from the Midlands to the south coast of which I believe played a large part in the success of our move. He has helped us find very good value insurance and always tries to weigh up the costs compared to benefits. He has worked tirelessly to help us, through the 3 attempts to buy a property. He always does lots of research and the information is clear and concise. He contacts me quickly when I needed support and has made the relocation which was stressful far easier to handle.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes 150%

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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August, 2022

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Second time receiving knowledgeable and very caring mortgage advice from Mark. Both times not straightforward processes - stemmed from either some of my personal circumstances at the time or, now, the timing of repetitive rate increases resulting in very picky lenders. Mark proved to be the very reliable financial friend anyone would wish for.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Offered and explained in clear terms all mortgage options available to me at the beginning. Then kept in touch through the whole process ensuring all difficulties encountered along the way were smoothed out.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - in fact even better than I initially hoped for ! Mark opened my eyes to options I just couldn't have seen on my own !

Mark's reply

Thanks for your review Andreea - much appreciated and glad you are sorted !!!

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August, 2022

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Based in Derbyshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for an adviser?

Our mortgage term had come to an end so needed a new product.

How has Mark Laban helped you?

Mark helped us find the correct product for our needs.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We received a much better outcome than we were hoping for.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. We are very happy with the service we received.

Mark's reply

Hi Sue Thanks for your review - much appreciated and glad you are sorted !

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August, 2022