Mortgages tailored to your needs


At GBFC Mortgage Centre, we will work hard to find the right mortgage for you.

Our aim is to make the process as painless as possible. We look closely at your personal circumstances in order to match you with the most suitable mortgage.

As we offer comprehensive mortgage advice, unlike many other advisers, we have access to a wide selection of lenders who we can recommend for your needs.

Therefore, at GBFC Mortgage Centre we pride ourselves on finding the most suitable mortgage for your needs whilst keeping the experience as smooth as possible.

Help to Buy, Equity loan Scheme’s, Armed Forces Help to Buy and Shared ownership are here! Give us a call to discuss in more detail.

“Think carefullly before securing other debts against your home, your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage”

We can offer products for:

First Time Buyers – we could find the right deal to help you get on the property ladder.

Purchases – we can help you find a mortgage for your new home.

Remortgages – whether you want a new deal or are raising capital we could help.

Buy to Let – find the right deal to secure your investment.

Commercial – for business and commercial mortgages which we refer to our preferred specialist provider.

What type of mortgage are you looking for?



This is the lenders current rates;
You may benefit from rate decreases;
Sometimes available with cash-back;
May have minimal arrangement fees.



No protection against rates increasing;
Budgeting may become difficult;
Cash-back schemes very often have early repayment penalties;
May be early repayment charges.



Easy to budget as exact costs are known. You are protected against rate increases.



Have early repayment charges and arrangement fees;
You will not benefit from rate reductions;
Rates return to the higher variable rate at the end of the scheme.



Makes budgeting easier as maximum rate is known;
You may benefit from rate reductions below the capped rate.



Higher rate (if interest is charged) than a comparable fixed rate;
Has early repayment charges and arrangement fees.



Rates charged are a certain percentage above or below the Bank of England base rate;
Payments accurately reflect borrowing rates at the time;
Will benefit from rate reductions often within 30 days of the change in the Bank of England base rate.



No protection against rates increasing. Budgeting may become difficult;
Increases are often within 30 days of the change in the Bank of England base rate;
Likely to be charged early repayment charges.



This is the based on the lenders rate with a true discount offering true savings;
You may benefit from rate reductions. May be minimal arrangement fees.



No protection against rates increasing;
Budgeting may become difficult;
Rates return to the higher variable rate at the end of the scheme;
May be repayment charges and arrangement fee.


An offset mortgage works by calculating the actual money you owe by taking your positive savings and current account balances away from the amount you owe on your mortgage and working out the interest based on the resulting amount. This is done on a daily basis so fluctuations in your balances are always taken into consideration.

Say you have £10000 in a savings account and a balance of £5000 in your current account. If you had a mortgage of £100000 the offset mortgage would calculate that days interest based on a mortgage of £85000 (£100000 – £15000 combined current and savings account balances).

As the funds are offset against your mortgage you do not receive interest on your credit balances.

For example, rather than receiving 2% interest on your savings and 0% interest on your current account balances but paying 4% on your mortgage under an offset mortgage you would simply pay interest on the net figure of your mortgage minus your current account and savings account balances.


Pros and Cons

Generally rates for mortgages tend to be higher than savings and current account interest rates and therefore not paying interest on a proportion of your mortgage rather than earning interest on your savings will save you money.

It also has the advantage that as you are not actually earning any interest on your savings you won’t have to pay any tax on your interest.

Your money remains in separate accounts so you can still see how much you actually have in your current and savings account, but it gets your money working as hard as possible.

The main drawback is that offset mortgages are rarely the best rates on the market so it is important to get help and advice when choosing your mortgage. Give me a call or fill out my quick contact form and I will be happy to provide fee free initial advice to help you through the mortgage minefield.

Our Clients’ believe we’re
the right team…

Mr P
March 2019

GBFC were very helpful and made the whole process as stress free as possible. We were very impressed with how easy the situation was made.

Get in touch today for more information…


GBFC Mortgage Centre
32 Sycamore Drive
PL11 2NA

01752 814 457

07968 149 066

Office hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 – 17:00
Sat & Sun: Appointment Only
Evening appointments available on request

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GBFC Mortgage Centre is a trading name of Gavin Bettinson who are an Appointed Representative of PRIMIS Mortgage Network, a trading name of First Complete Limited. First Complete Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for mortgages, protection insurance and general insurance products. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate all Buy to Let mortgages. This firm charges a fee for mortgage advice. The amount of the fee will depend upon your circumstances and will be discussed and agreed with you at the earliest opportunity, but will be a fee of between £200 and £300. The precise amount will depend on your circumstances. This fee is payable on application. We will also be paid a fee from the lender. The guidance and/or advice contained within this website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore primarily targeted at consumers based in the UK. Wills and Overseas mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Wills and some trusts are referred to a 3rd party. GBFC Mortgage Centre and PRIMIS Mortgage Network are not responsible for any advice received from the 3rd party.


The Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme closed to new applications at 6pm on 31st October 2022.

The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate most Commercial Mortgages. We are unable to provide you with advice on commercial mortgages. However, we can introduce you to a third party.

THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE SECURING OTHER DEBTS AGAINST YOUR PROPERTY. YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR OTHER DEBT SECURED AGAINST IT. Securing short term debts against your property could increase the term over which they are paid and therefore increase the overall amount payable.