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The Free Money Advice Service has been setup by the government to provide impartial advice on most financial matters but is particularly good on Equity Release. 

Equity Release is a minefield but a necessary minefield! Get it right and older people can raise money on their property - potentially allowing them to afford to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. Get it wrong and they can accumulate an enormous debt and effectively disinherit their children as the finance company claims their home in order to repay the accumulated loan when they die. The link below may help you decide whether this might be a useful route to go down. However just as importantly consider using a financial adviser.
This is a simple AgeUK Equity Release calculator which will help you find out how much an equity release loan would allow you to raise on your house.

Independent Financial Advisers - IFAs Basingstoke

The Mortgage Hut - Basingstoke

7 Church Street, Basingstoke RG21 3QG, UK – 01256 806405

Fantastic team, My application was dealt with professionally from start to finish.

Pretty decent service if you ask me

Mortgage Advice Bureau

2A Church St, Basingstoke RG21 7QE, UK – 01256 844881

Paul has been fantastic over the years we have known him and can not recommend him highly enough. We bought our first house with him, saving us money from the very start and giving us advice for life; he was very helpful with using the Forces Help to Buy scheme. Paul also enabled us to reduce our mortgage term, reduce our monthly repayments and release equity for a loft conversion in one remortgaging appointment a few years later. He has a breadth of knowledge and experience, particularly regarding wider factors affecting both the property and mortgage market. We often work unsociable hours and Paul is always very accommodating and never rushes us. We simply don’t need to worry about where to go for mortgage advice.

Paul was great and really took the stress out of making arrangements for the mortgage and insurance for our first home. As first time buyers it really made the process much less daunting. Jo and the team were also invaluable in keeping everything on track and proactively offered help and assistance throughout.

Lawson Financial Management

5 Chequers Rd, Basingstoke RG21 7PU, UK – 0118 977 0497

Click for excellent Money Saving Expert advice on choosing an Independent Financial Adviser (or IFA) around Basingstoke.
This is a revolution! We are used to going to a bank with a business plan and been lent money on very high rates of interest - but only under increasingly demanding conditions. Crowd funding is the public investing directly to the businesses - at all stages of their development. Crucially there is a huge range of projects and Crowd Funders. You could do worse than just read and then click some of the WiKi link below.

Crowd Funding and Business Loans


3rd Floor, Belvedere House, Basing View, Basingstoke RG21 4HG, UK – 023 9298 5267

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TSB Bank

11 Winchester St, Basingstoke RG21 7ER, UK – 01256 357543

Fantastic branch. I don't do this review things but I'm compelled to do this by the exceptional service I've been receiving this branch of TSB Bank. The staff are friendly, the manager will meet and greet. I strongly recommend.


3 London Rd, Basingstoke RG21 7NS, UK – 0345 788 8444

It's really nice bank and good services and today I been there Gemma Taylor was really helpful and provide excellent service. Thanks for all

Always queuing gets a bit tedious. However once served its usually pleasant and quick.

Lloyds Bank

2 Winchester St, Basingstoke RG21 7EB, UK – 0345 300 0000

Good people, good service! It's at the junction of happening place and probably one of the oldest branches here. They provide their typical banking services-account opening, bank transfer, cash deposit and withdrawl, statement printing and authentication, loans and others too. They also have people at counter for services and help. Besides they have machines ATMs for cash deposit and withdrawl.

Bank is Ok. Staff members are helpful but aren't particularly switched on.


Metro Bank

Chiswick House, Unit 1 Festival Way, Basingstoke RG21 7LD, UK – 020 3402 7960

Amazing customer service with humans not robots. Incredible to see in this day and age where most other banks are, if not closing their doors, replacing humans with slow, out dated infuriating machines. If you think customer service is bad here, I suggest you go visit Barclays at top of town!!!

Handelsbanken Basingstoke

Matrix House, Basing View, Basingstoke RG21 4FF, UK – 01256 358549

Ok Ja


39-45 Wote St, Basingstoke RG21 7NH, UK – 01256 720125

Very helpful staff and very inviting. The only thing preventing a 5th star is the fact that in order to sit and speak to someone you often need to book an appointment. Gone is the ability to just pop in and see someone there and then

So friendly, the staff are very helpful and polite. They have a broad knowledge of all of their products. Would definitely recommend

Building Societies

Nationwide Building Society

3/4, Clapham House, Potters Walk, Basingstoke RG21 7JN, UK – 0800 554 0374

Friendliest most helpful staff I've ever come across!

Been with Nationwide all my life. Very good service, but it wouldn't hurt to have more staff and stay open longer on Saturday.

Newbury Building Society

5-6 Potters Walk, Basingstoke RG21 7JR, UK – 01256 816813


39-45 Wote St, Basingstoke RG21 7NH, UK – 01256 720125

Very helpful staff and very inviting. The only thing preventing a 5th star is the fact that in order to sit and speak to someone you often need to book an appointment. Gone is the ability to just pop in and see someone there and then

So friendly, the staff are very helpful and polite. They have a broad knowledge of all of their products. Would definitely recommend

Mortgage Brokers

Stephen J Douglas

9A Market Pl, Basingstoke RG21 7LZ, UK – 01256 472722

Cannot recommend Stephen enough! Warm friendly, lovely man who couldn’t be more helpful! Makes you feel welcome from the start. All thanks goes to him for getting us our mortgage and made the process so much easier and less daunting! Thank you so much Stephen! X

From start to finish (A whopping 4 days) Stephen J Douglas has made me a very happy man! No Fees, No Hidden Charges, Just direct to the point of getting you a Mortgage (That's all we Need) . I have been waiting over 8 weeks from an independent mortgage company that have taken excessive money from me and given me nothing but headache in return. As running a small business I can understand first time buying being somewhat difficult with paperwork etc (With the last people it was) I decided enough was enough and threw in the towel. I was originally recommended to Stephen from friends that he had helped with their property and stupidly was lured to this company. They stated they're so familiar with the people in the loop they can get us in within no time... That was not the case, 8 weeks later and every other day had been constant emails and "annual leaves" , Anyway none the less lets just say they were useless! Stephen is a wonderful gentleman and believe me what he says is what will happen. He has pulled us from banging our heads against the wall to eagerly awaiting our keys. Thanks again Stephen amazing, honest and decent guy. Oh and Free!... We owe you!

Romans Mortgage Services Basingstoke

2-3 Winton Square, Basingstoke RG21 8EN, UK – 01344 205156

I couldn't rate Steve higher. He is very reliable, professional and prompt mortgage advisor who always goes out of his way for clients; one of those clients being my Mum who can't sing his praises enough. I will always recommend anyone looking into mortgage options to speak with Steve. 10/10!

I have ongoing contact with Steve regarding a future mortgage application and he has been nothing but helpful and friendly throughout. He is clearly extremely knowledgable and keen to help you get the best deal. Highly recommend for advice!

Michael Usher Mortgage Services

35 Winchester St, Hampshire, Basingstoke RG21 7EE, UK – 01256 637000


Explorer Mortgages Ltd

17 Church St, Basingstoke RG21 7QG, UK – 01256 321777

Stuart was very helpful, efficient and knowledgeable. We remortgaged one house and purchased another. He advised us on the best way to manage our money to get the best rates. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and would certainly ask for his help if we move again.

Krishan Mortgages Ltd

1 Hele Cl, Basingstoke RG21 3JF, UK – 07710 837825

Very happy and satisfied with professional and easy to understand advice received from Krishan Mortgages, made the process very easy and received house key of my dream house in 6 weeks. Highly recommended

Excellent service and advice, extremely helpful and supportive throughout all the way of process. Highly recommend.

Mortgages In Basingstoke

2, 1 Winton Square, Basingstoke RG21 8EN, UK – 01256 766664