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Meet The Team: Charlotte 24th July 2017

Charlotte joined Trussle as our Office and Community Manager the week before we moved offices, and we already don’t know what we’d do without her!

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Understanding the "true cost" of a mortgage 20th July 2017

The ‘true cost’ of a mortgage refers to the total cost of the mortgage over the initial term, including any fees you may have to pay.

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How To Get A Mortgage If You're On A Visa 18th July 2017

Getting a mortgage on a visa can be tricky due to restrictions placed on lenders, but there are a number of things that you can do to improve your chances of finding a suitable mortgage deal.

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Meet The Team: Joe 17th July 2017

Joe joins Trussle as a Customer Success Associate, making the big move from Manchester to London to become part of the Trussle revolution.

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Understanding Mortgage Eligibility And Suitability 12th July 2017

Eligibility is determined by the mortgage lender, who will carry out checks to assess whether or not they can lend to you. Suitability is determined by the mortgage broker, who will recommend the most suitable mortgage deal for your personal and financial circumstances.

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Team Talk: Balancing Human And Machine 11th July 2017

How do you balance the power and speed of technology with the care and empathy of a human? Jonny talks about the kinds of decisions we have to make around this subject in Trussle’s Product Development Team.

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Meet The Team: Joe 10th July 2017

Having worked in a big company for the past two years, Joe joins Trussle as a software engineer keen to embrace the small company vibe.

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How Much Deposit Do I Need To Buy A Home? 6th July 2017

There’s no set amount of money you need for a deposit to buy a home. Most often it depends on your personal circumstances and the property you’re buying. However, most lenders will require at least 5% of the property’s value as a deposit.

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Meet The Team: Hoon 3rd July 2017

Hoon joins Trussle after spending five years running his own startup, leaving behind the world of fashion for the arguably just as glamourous world of mortgages.

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How To Get A Mortgage In Scotland 30th June 2017

Getting a mortgage in Scotland is similar to the mortgage process in other parts of the UK. However, the Scottish property purchase process and the rules around selling and buying are slightly different.

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Top Reasons Your Mortgage Might Be Declined (And What To Do About It) 29th June 2017

Your mortgage application may be declined because your credit record isn’t perfect, you don’t meet the lender’s affordability criteria, or your income or deposit isn’t high enough.

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Advantages Of Using An Online Mortgage Broker To Get A Mortgage 27th June 2017

The advantages include 24/7 availability, access to a qualified adviser, and a fast system that can scan thousands of mortgage products in minutes.

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Meet The Team: Oli 26th June 2017

Oli joined Trussle in the early days, and has played a key role in transitioning Trussle’s public image from exciting startup to credible industry player.

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Conveyancing Process Explained: What It Is And How To Go About It 23rd June 2017

Conveyancing is simply the legalities involved with buying or remortgaging your home, and refers to the legal transfer of ownership titles from one party to another.

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Glossary Of Mortgage Terms 22nd June 2017

With the seemingly endless list of mortgage jargon, it can seem like there’s a lot to take in! We’ve written a complete list of all the mortgage jargon and what it means, so that you can apply for a mortgage with confidence.

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Property Valuations When You're Applying For A Mortgage 20th June 2017

When you apply for a mortgage, the lender seeks an independent opinion on how much the property is worth. This helps the lender decide whether they want to go ahead with the mortgage.

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Meet The Team: Dan 19th June 2017

Dan joins Trussle as our first QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer, making sure everything we produce - in terms of our website and our product - is perfect.

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Team Talk: Naming Our Customer Success Team 16th June 2017

I’ve had the privilege of working with many different customer teams in a variety of industries throughout my career. While they've shared some common themes, the names of their departments have varied a lot!

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Can I Get A Mortgage If I'm An Expat? 15th June 2017

Getting a mortgage if you’re an expat is possible, but like getting a mortgage in the UK, there are a few conditions you need to meet.

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Meet The Team: Dilpreet 13th June 2017

With a background in journalism, Dilpreet isn’t your average mortgage broker! She joins Trussle with a wealth of experience and we're excited to have her on board.

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Should I Overpay My Mortgage? 12th June 2017

Overpaying your mortgage can reduce the total amount you pay for your home and help you become mortgage-free faster. However, overpaying only makes financial sense if your mortgage rate is higher than your savings rate.

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Do I Need To Use My Estate Agent's In-House Mortgage Broker? 8th June 2017

Legally, you’re under no obligation to use the mortgage broker your estate agent recommends when buying a property, even if they try to pressure you into it.

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Leasehold, Freehold, And Commonhold Mortgages Explained 7th June 2017

Looking at whether a property is freehold, leasehold, or commonhold is important before you decide to buy, as each type of ownership has an impact on the type of mortgage you’ll be eligible for.

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Meet The Team: Nursel 5th June 2017

We recently welcomed Nursel to the team as our Digital Acquisition Manager, and we're delighted to have her on board.

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What Are The Different Types Of Mortgage? 2nd June 2017

When you’re looking for a mortgage, you’ll see there’s options available to suit your circumstances. It’s a good idea to know how each type of mortgage works and which might be best for you before going ahead.

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How Does My Salary Affect My Mortgage Amount? 1st June 2017

Mortgage lenders will look at your salary when they’re deciding how much they’re willing to lend you. However, they’ll also make affordability checks, taking into account your spending patterns as well as your income.

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The Trussle Mortgage Saver Review 31st May 2017

Welcome to the inaugural Mortgage Saver Review, created to shine a light on the billions of pounds being wasted by homeowners not being on the most suitable mortgage for them.

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Meet The Team: Miranda 30th May 2017

Fresh out of uni (and by fresh, we mean starting work a week after finishing!), Miranda joins Trussle as a member of our Customer Success team.

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How The Mortgage Term Affects The Cost Of Your Mortgage 30th May 2017

In general, making your mortgage term longer means lowering your monthly repayments, as repayments are spread over a longer period. However, a longer mortgage term means you’ll take more time to pay off your loan, so you’ll pay more interest overall.

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What Fees Do I Need To Pay To Get A Mortgage? 26th May 2017

When you're getting a mortgage, you'll have to pay some fees, although these will vary depending on the lender and the mortgage deal. We've rounded up some of the fees you’re likely to come across.

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How To Get A Mortgage In Principle With Trussle 25th May 2017

A Mortgage in Principle tells you roughly how much you'll be able to borrow when looking to buy a home. Getting one with Trussle takes just five minutes.

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Which Party Will Solve The Housing Crisis? Comparing The Manifestos 24th May 2017

It's nearly election time, and we’ve rounded up what each party is offering so you know exactly who’s promising what and how they’re planning on tackling the housing crisis.

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Trussle Stories: The Surveyor 23rd May 2017

In this story, we hear from John - a Construction Surveyor from Leicestershire. John turned to Trussle when moving closer to town to secure a mortgage for his new family home.

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How Your Deposit Affects Your Mortgage Rate 17th May 2017

Typically, having a larger deposit relative to the total purchase price gives you access to mortgage deals with lower interest rates. However, there are several other factors that determine the amount of money you can borrow and the rates you’re offered.

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Meet The Team: Prakash 16th May 2017

Prakash joined Trussle after spending two years working for a traditional mortgage broker. He saw the light and joined Trussle to help change the mortgage industry for the better.

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Is It Hard To Get A Mortgage If You're Self-Employed? 15th May 2017

Some lenders are cautious about lending to you if you're self-employed, but with a decent deposit, a good credit rating, and at least two years of self-employed accounts, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get a mortgage.

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What Is A Standard Variable Rate? 12th May 2017

A Standard Variable Rate (SVR) is a mortgage lender’s default interest rate, which you’ll usually be moved onto once your initial mortgage deal has ended.

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Meet The Team: Turon 8th May 2017

Turon joins Trussle as our newest mortgage adviser, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a love of football.

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What Fees Do I Need To Pay To Get A Mortgage? 5th May 2017

Trussle takes the hassle out of finding a mortgage - what used to be hard work is now a straightforward process. It’s quick to get started, and we can make sure you find a deal that’s right for you.

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How To Get A Mortgage With Trussle 4th May 2017

Trussle takes the hassle out of finding a mortgage - what used to be hard work is now a straightforward process. It’s quick to get started, and we can make sure you find a deal that’s right for you.

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Trussle Stories: The NHS Manager 3rd May 2017

In this Trussle Story, we hear from Ella - an NHS Manager who decided to remortgage whilst on maternity leave.

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Meet The Team: Pete 2nd May 2017

Meet Pete: Trussle's Head of Engineering and golf enthusiast. Pete's so dedicated to fitness he even swapped his desk chair for an exercise ball...

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How To Remortgage With Trussle 26th April 2017

Remortgaging is the process of switching from one mortgage to another. We’ve made the process of remortgaging much simpler - what used to be hard work is now quick and straightforward.

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What Documents Do You Need To Apply For A Mortgage? 25th April 2017

We’ve created a complete list of all the documents you’ll need to apply for a mortgage to help you speed up your application.

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Meet The Team: Jonny A 24th April 2017

Meet Jonny - a software engineer who can often be found coding by day, and on the radio at other times...

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How To Compare Remortgage Deals (It's Not All About The Rate) 20th April 2017

When you compare remortgage deals, remember to check the arrangement fees and other details, as well as the rates.

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Trussle Stories: The Teacher 19th April 2017

In this story, we hear from Jeni, a first time buyer who was nervous about getting a mortgage. Luckily, Trussle was there to help.

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Meet The Team: Ushma 18th April 2017

We were excited to welcome Ushma to Trussle last week, where she’s already making a great impact on the mortgage team.

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Fixed, Tracker, And Variable Rates Explained 13th April 2017

A fixed, tracker, and variable rate mortgage - what's the difference? We take a look at what these types of mortgages offer, explaining how one option might more suitable for you than another.

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Meet The Team: Teri 10th April 2017

Meet our new Head of Customer Success, Teri, who joined the team last week to help make our customer experience the best it can be...

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Trussle Stories: The Lawyer 5th April 2017

In this story, we hear from an American lawyer who overcame the tricky task of buying a home after having only been in the UK for two years.

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Meet The Team: Giacomo & Stephanie 4th April 2017

Say hello to Giacomo and Stephanie, the two newest members of the Trussle team. We caught up with them to find out more...

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Getting A Mortgage With Bad Credit 22nd March 2017

Although having ‘bad credit’ usually means having a poor credit score, we can often find mortgages for those who’ve been rejected for a mortgage previously.

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Introducing: Mortgage Calculators You Can Count On 21st March 2017

After extensive development and testing we’re pleased to announce the following three new calculators...

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Meet The Team: Ashleigh & Lydia 16th March 2017

We’ve been growing quickly here at Trussle, and this week we welcomed two new faces to the team.

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Celebrating 100 reviews! Here are our 7 favourites... 3rd March 2017

One of the perks of building and launching a new service to the public is receiving feedback from our brilliant customers. It’s always a thrill to read a new review!

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Advantages Of Using An Online Mortgage Broker To Remortgage 16th February 2017

The advantages of using an online mortgage broker to remortgage include speed, convenience, and value.

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Trussle Stories: The Expatriate 13th February 2017

In this story we hear from Emile, a South African expat who was able to buy a dream home for his family despite a unique set of circumstances.

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The Straightforward Guide To Remortgaging 18th January 2017

Remortgaging is the process of switching from one mortgage to another, and often involves moving from one lender to another in search of a better deal.

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Where To Remortgage (Saving Time And Money) 11th January 2017

To find a new mortgage, you can use a comparison website or go to a mortgage broker. You may also want to check what your existing lender can offer. One of the best ways to remortgage is to use an online broker.

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How To Remortgage (In 6 Simple Steps) 4th January 2017

There are several reasons you may decide to remortgage, but one of the most common reasons is to get a better rate once your initial mortgage period has ended.

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When To Remortgage (And When Not To) 13th December 2016

Since initial rates will almost certainly be a lot more competitive than the lender’s Standard Variable Rate, most borrowers can save by remortgaging once their initial period has ended.

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Trussle Stories: The Sales Manager 11th October 2016

In this story, we hear from a sales manager who was able to save £7,200 over two years thanks to Trussle’s mortgage monitoring service.

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Trussle Stories: The Freelancer 14th July 2016

In this story, we hear from James, a freelance designer who almost didn’t use our service at all…

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Trussle Stories: The Reverend 4th July 2016

It’s a church reverend who begins our Trussle Stories series, shedding light on the many people who chose Trussle for a more straightforward mortgage experience.

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Our 5 Top Moneysaving Tips from 2016's Fintech Bible 22nd June 2016

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10 Ways to Make House Hunting Less of A Headache 10th June 2016

Choosing a home to live in is one of the most exciting things you can do. But what should be a straightforward process can easily become a tiring and frustrating experience without careful planning.

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You've got a Mortgage in Principle. Now what? 20th May 2016

Each year in the UK over 300,000 of us secure a mortgage to buy our first home, and to do that we’ll need a Mortgage in Principle.

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Announcing Trussle's Long Term Partnership With Zoopla 17th February 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that property-search giant Zoopla has invested in Trussle, and has agreed an exclusive partnership with us to help make finding and buying a home easier than ever.

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Dear Dexter 6th February 2016

It’s a great feeling when our customers tell us that we did a good job. But sometimes they tell us where we could do better, and that’s really where we focus most of our attention.

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