We are a team of rapidly expanding independent whole of market financial advisers specialising in providing high quality and easily understood professional advice within protection, general insurance, mortgages, trusts and wills etc.
Mortgage Circle is a trading style of Avram Financial Services Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Reference No 797652. Registered in England & Wales. Registration Number: 9761006. Registered Address: 205 Kings Road, Fairgate House, Birmingham, B11 2AA.
The Financial Conduct Authority
Avram Financial Services Lts trading as Mortgage Circle is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA regulates financial services in the UK and you can check our authorisation and permitted activities on the Financial Services Register by visiting the FCA’s website www.fca.org.uk/firms/systems-reporting/register. Our Financial Services Register number is 797652
For Mortgages we are independent mortgage advisers and we will recommend a mortgage product that is suitable for you following an assessment of your personal needs and circumstances. This will include a detailed assessment of affordability.
We will consider all products and lenders that we have access to. This means we will not consider those lenders that are only available by you going direct to them.
Where you are increasing your borrowing, we will consider the merits of both a new first charge mortgage and securing this by an additional mortgage on a second charge basis. You may have the option of a further advance from your existing lender, however, we will only consider this where we are able to deal directly with the lender on your behalf.
It may be in your best interests to explore this option and look at the further alternative of an unsecured loan, as these may be more appropriate for you.
For protection and insurance contracts we are an intermediary and will act on your behalf when providing advice and making our personal recommendation(s) to you. We will do this based on a fair and personal analysis of insurers for term assurance, income protection, critical illness building and/or contents, private medical insurance, accident sickness and unemployment.
It is important to point out that not all mortgage loans and services are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Some of the advice and services we provide may relate to loans which are either unregulated or have limited consumer protection.
We will confirm to you if any product we are recommending is not regulated by the FCA.
You should note that if we are arranging a “Buy-to-Let” mortgage for you, it is very important to understand that very few Buy-to-Let mortgages are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
We will confirm to you if any product we are recommending is a Business Loan; a Business Buy-to-Let; or a Consumer Buy-to-let loan.
The Costs of our Service
We charge a fee of £350 up to 1% of the loan value for providing advice and submitting your mortgage application. This fee becomes payable on application.
We will receive and retain any commission paid by the lender when your mortgage completes. This amount will be confirmed by the lender in their disclosure document.
Should you wish you can request to view the commission rates from each of the lenders we have considered at the time that we make our recommendation to you.
Refund of fees
Please note our fee will still be charged should the lender reject your mortgage application due to you not disclosing any material information about your personal situation. It should also be noted we do not provide a refund should you decide not to proceed with the mortgage loan after we have made an application to the lender on your behalf following your request.
Non-Investment Protection and General Insurance Contracts
We do not charge a fee as we will receive commission from the provider/insurer after the policy has been placed on risk.
Your Duty of Disclosure Any financial advice we provide will be based on your personal financial circumstances and objectives. It is important that the information you give us is both accurate and a true reflection of your current circumstances. It is your responsibility to provide complete and accurate information to a provider (a provider being for example, an organisation that provides insurance, mortgage, or investment related plans). It is important that all statements made on any proposal form, or on any additional documentation are full and accurate.
Please be aware that if you fail to disclose any relevant information, or any change of circumstances to a provider, then the terms of your desired plan may be invalidated (e.g. an insurance claim may not be paid). We strongly recommend that the information you provide is checked thoroughly prior to submission.
Client Money Peace Of Mind
We do not handle Client Money. We never handle cash and will only accept a BACs/Card payments in settlement of Advice and Service Charges. Our preferred method of payment is via bank transfer.
Paying For Advised Services
Full details of the final Advice will be provided in the Suitability Advice Report. Details of any fees payable and future service agreements will be provided in the ‘Authority to Proceed’ document prepared for you by your Adviser. You will be asked to sign and return a copy of this document to confirm your understanding and acceptance of the arrangements.
Our Ethical Policy
We are committed to providing the highest standard of advice and service possible. The interest of our customers is paramount to us and to achieve this we have designed our systems and procedures to place you at the heart of our business. In doing so, we will:
• be open, honest and transparent in the way we deal with you;
• not place our interests above yours;
• communicate clearly, promptly and without jargon;
• seek your views and perception of our dealings with you to ensure it meets your expectations or to identify any improvements required.
Certain protection and insurance contracts allow you the right to cancel after a contract has been put in force. Prior to you entering into a contract of protection or insurance we will provide you with specific details should this apply to include: its duration; conditions, practical instructions and any costs for exercising it, together with the consequences of not exercising it.
We prefer our clients to give us instructions in writing, to aid clarification and avoid future misunderstandings. We will, however, accept oral instructions provided they are confirmed in writing.
If you wish to register a complaint, please write to Avram Financial Services trading as Mortgage Circle, 205 Kings Road, Fairgate House, Birmingham, B11 2AA or telephone 0121 572 0675.
A summary of our internal complaints handling procedures for the reasonable and prompt handling of complaints is available on request and if you cannot settle your complaint with us, you may be entitled to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk or by contacting them on 0800 023 4567.
If you make a complaint and we are unable to meet our liabilities, you may be entitled to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Further information about the limits applicable to the different product types is available from the FSCS at http://www.fscs.org.uk/what-we-cover/products
We may be required to verify the identity of our clients, to obtain information as to the purpose and nature of the business which we conduct on their behalf, and to ensure that the information we hold is up-to-date. For this purpose we may use electronic identity verification systems and we may conduct these checks from time to time throughout our relationship, not just at the beginning.
This agreement is governed and shall be construed in accordance with the Law of England and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the EnglishCourts.
Avram Financial Services Ltd trading as Mortgage Circle shall not be in breach of this Agreement and shall not incur any liability to you if there is any failure to perform its duties due to any circumstances reasonably beyond its control.
The authority to act on your behalf may be terminated at any time without penalty by either party giving 7 days’ notice in writing to that effect to the other, but without prejudice to the completion of transactions already initiated. Any transactions effected before termination and a due proportion of any period charges for services shall be settled to that date.
YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.
There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The precise amount will depend upon your circumstances and loan amount. The FCA does not regulate most buy-to-let, second charge or commercial mortgages. The Financial Ombudsman Service is available at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk or by contacting them on 0800 023 4 567.
Mortgage Circle is a trading style of Avram Financial Services which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered is England No. 9781006. Registered address 205 Kings Road, Fairgate House, Birmingham, B11 2A
0121 572 0675 / 0800 644 0190
Fairgate House, 205 Kings Road, Birmingham, B11 2AA