"I have received outstanding service from my Squirrel mortgage broker from the very first contact. He believed in our project even when others didn't.
The journey hasn't been easy, mostly because I wanted to self-build (or at least manage the build), hadn't built before, planned to use a kit set based on a rare domestic construction method, and had tight cash flow. Banks are reluctant to lend in these circumstance and Squirrel had to work hard to gain approval in principal from the bank for the project. He worked tirelessly, back and forth between various banks and myself, always optimistic, constructive, prompt and professional. I can't imagine how many emails and files he manages just for my application, not to mention anyone else's.
Squirrel went far beyond what I expected of him, mentoring me how to complete the budget in a way that would work for the bank, despite pedantic and unfathomable requests or questions from the accessing officer. When the bank doesn't have an example or any instructions (and they should), then such a supportive broker is the only way I would ever have got any money. And we have recently secured the borrowing for the second!
Without Squirrel, I believe that we wouldn't have been able to fund the construction without selling something or taking on an equity partner. He has helped us towards our financial goals."