The Not-So-Obvious Perks of Life Insurance

Life insurance isn’t as dull as it sounds.  It’s not simply a case of paying a monthly premium to a company for the future you’s descendants.  There are benefits and rewards which come with your life insurance policy.  Again each policy is different so it’s good to shop around.  But, do be wary of those providers which offer very cheap …

First-time Buyers Guide to Decorating with Gemma Bertolotto

As a first-time buyer it is so very exciting to receive the keys to your very own place. Your very own castle. Thankfully your mortgage advisor will have ensured the most suitable deal for you. Also, they will have made sure that you have the right insurances in place to protect you, your family, and your home.  Naturally, you’ll want …

Challenging Lending Criteria

The life of a mortgage broker is seldom as simple as most people think.  It’s the reason why, increasingly, our clients choose/ return to our services.  Our team of Advisors and Admin take the hassle and stress out of sourcing a mortgage and finding the right insurance products.    Which is why when a spanner appears in the works, it …

5 Top Tips from a Conveyancing Solicitor

Looking to purchase or sell your property(ies)? We know someone who knows more than a thing or two! And, we’re overjoyed because she is going to be one of the two inaugural Expert sat our “Ask an Expert” event on the 31st March.  Next week Thursday, Stephanie Mann,  and Sarah-Louise, our inaugural Experts are hosting a joint event where you …

January: banish the blues and “spring-clean” your finances.

Our Managing Director Cameron, made some predictions for 2022 (You can see them all here.) https://www.mcleanfs.co.uk/portfolio-item/advent-calendars-opening-but-were-looking-further-ahead-to-2022/) Now, we don’t like telling Cameron he’s right too often but, one of these predictions was that the Bank of England (BOE) base rate would increase. And even though we hate to admit it, he was absolutely spot on with this prediction. What’s more, …

The Mortgage Foodie Advisor

It’s December, the month so centred around food and drink it’s okay to rock up to a holiday-seasoned themed party, with nothing but a beverage and chips (just try make sure they’re not already open).  And let’s face it, your fellow party-goers are so accommodating because we all love a good wine or whiskey with canapes and nibbles?  I mean …

Advent calendars opening but we’re looking further ahead to 2022.

This morning we all awoke to the sound of advent calendars being opened (or emptied if some kids were unsupervised!).  It’s the First of December and the countdown to Christmas is well and truly on.   May your advent calendars survive till the 24th! This time of year is always a time for reflection.  So on that note, we asked …

Are we hiding a Star Baker?

Home-schooling is no mean feat, just ask the multitudes of parents who had to do it and work a full-time job, some of them for 2 years!  Cherelle Welsh is a superhero in this regard, she home-schooled her nephews in the 2021 Lockdown and wound up learning a few things herself: “This experience brought me closer to my nephews, it …

Team MFS celebrating Christmas

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

‘Tis the season for Black Friday Sales, getting your hands on the latest must-have accessories, appliances, digital hardware and software as well as toys for the children [Some +30-year-olds too] I mean, last year’s PS5 was like gold dust! And, with all the shortage scares and Covid related delays in supply lines who knows what challenges Santa might face in …

Celebrities Who Knit

8 Celebrities walk into a bar… Demi Lovato, Meryl Streep, Krysten Ritter, Robin Williams (RIP), Sarah Jessica-Parker, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gail Stables. What do they talk about? How well they knit together.According to Gail however; “My hobbies are pretty boring, really. I knit (especially doll’s clothes), I love to cook and I love my dogs”.  What this humble …