Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • ric1982
    • By ric1982 5th May 18, 11:48 AM
    • 103Posts
    • 19Thanks
    ric1982
    Barclay vs metro bank mortgage
    • #1
    • 5th May 18, 11:48 AM
    Barclay vs metro bank mortgage 5th May 18 at 11:48 AM
    Hi,

    We have option to apply for mortgage from either Barclays or metro bank both with same rates. Other expenses are also similar.

    Could someone please advise which is the better to go with?
    I am looking for following:
    - Silly reason to decline the application.
    - Ease of process.
    - Processing times.

    I am applying via MA and I am an IT Contractor.

    Would be grateful if someone can share their experience?

    Edit: There is also Nation Wide but the rate is slightly bit higher.

    Thanks
Page 1
    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 5th May 18, 5:11 PM
    • 58,462 Posts
    • 51,842 Thanks
    Thrugelmir
    • #2
    • 5th May 18, 5:11 PM
    • #2
    • 5th May 18, 5:11 PM
    What are the respective follow on SVR interest rates?
    Financial disasters happen when the last person who can remember what went wrong last time has left the building.
    • ric1982
    • By ric1982 5th May 18, 5:39 PM
    • 103 Posts
    • 19 Thanks
    ric1982
    • #3
    • 5th May 18, 5:39 PM
    • #3
    • 5th May 18, 5:39 PM
    What are the respective follow on SVR interest rates?
    Originally posted by Thrugelmir
    They are almost same. (0.1 % difference)
    • jonnygee2
    • By jonnygee2 5th May 18, 9:19 PM
    • 58 Posts
    • 35 Thanks
    jonnygee2
    • #4
    • 5th May 18, 9:19 PM
    • #4
    • 5th May 18, 9:19 PM
    You are in luck, because I applied for a Barclays mortgage about 6 weeks ago. At that time, there was a massive delay in processing applications and it took almost 4 weeks for them to instruct a survey. By this time, on fear of losing the sale, we had already applied for a Halifax mortgage. Halifax managed to process the application and instruct the survey in just a few days.

    When they actually did the survey, Barclays said they wouldn't lend because it was deck access, but Halifax had no problem with it.

    Basically, I reckon, don't go with Barclays.
    • ACG
    • By ACG 5th May 18, 10:17 PM
    • 16,832 Posts
    • 8,783 Thanks
    ACG
    • #5
    • 5th May 18, 10:17 PM
    • #5
    • 5th May 18, 10:17 PM
    This is purely from a brokers perspective on the 2 lenders and nothing else in terms of likeliness of being accepted etc.

    But without a shadow of a doubt I would go with Metro. The Barclays application system is without doubt the worst system to use by a million miles.

    But they do have their place and sometimes they are the lender of choice - albeit rarely.
    I am a Mortgage Adviser
    You should note that this site doesn't check my status as a mortgage adviser, so you need to take my word for it. This signature is here as I follow MSE's Mortgage Adviser Code of Conduct. Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as financial advice.
    • amnblog
    • By amnblog 7th May 18, 7:14 PM
    • 10,460 Posts
    • 4,132 Thanks
    amnblog
    • #6
    • 7th May 18, 7:14 PM
    • #6
    • 7th May 18, 7:14 PM
    Metro are not exactly pulling up trees at the moment either.

    It is down to your Broker to make this call.
    Last edited by amnblog; 09-05-2018 at 8:03 AM.
    I am a Mortgage Broker

    You should note that this site doesn't check my status as a Mortgage Broker, so you need to take my word for it. This signature is here as I follow MSE's Mortgage Adviser Code of Conduct. Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as financial advice.
    • Mortgage_Adviser
    • By Mortgage_Adviser 8th May 18, 4:15 PM
    • 125 Posts
    • 46 Thanks
    Mortgage_Adviser
    • #7
    • 8th May 18, 4:15 PM
    • #7
    • 8th May 18, 4:15 PM
    OK, the rates are the same.
    But are the fees different, eg valuation fee?
    Does one mortgage offers free legals and another cashback?
    How do those compare?
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,446Posts Today

7,964Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • It's the start of mini MSE's half term. In order to be the best daddy possible, Im stopping work and going off line? https://t.co/kwjvtd75YU

  • RT @shellsince1982: @MartinSLewis thanx to your email I have just saved myself £222 by taking a SIM only deal for £7.50 a month and keeping?

  • Today's Friday twitter poll: An important question, building on yesterday's important discussions: Which is the best bit of the pizza...

  • Follow Martin