Terms & Conditions
The Financial Conduct Authority
Thornhill Solutions Ltd 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 or by contacting the FCA on 0800 111 6768. Our Financial Services Register number is 537875
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.
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 also have the option of a further advance from your existing lender or borrowing through an unsecured loan but whilst these may be more appropriate for you, we will not consider these when making our recommendation to you.
Non-investment protection contracts – we offer non-investment protection e.g. term assurance, income protection and critical illness from a range of insurers. We will provide you with advice and arrange the contract on your behalf after an assessment of your personal needs circumstances
General Insurance Contracts – we offer buildings & contents insurance, accident, sickness & unemployment (ASU) from a range of insurers. We will provide you with advice and arrange the contract on your behalf after we have assessed your demands and needs for a particular type of insurance
The Costs of our Service
Intermediary Mortgages – This is where we will provide advice and arrange the mortgage deal for you.
We will be paid commission by the lender for advising and arranging subject to a minimum of £600. Where the commission received is below £600 you will be required to pay the difference upon application of the mortgage.
Direct Mortgages – This is where we provide advice but are unable to arrange the mortgage on your behalf and you will need to go to the lender direct. We charge a fee of £600 which falls due on provision of the advice provided to you in recommending a direct mortgage deal. This fee will be paid directly by you upon recommendation, unless it is your wish to add our fee to your mortgage loan.
Please note our fees will 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 a recommendation to you.
Non-Investment Protection and General Insurance Contracts
We do not charge a fee as we will receive commission from the provider after the policy has been placed on risk.
Our Ethical Policy
We are committed to providing the highest standard of financial advice and service possible. The interest of our clients 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 contact us:
….in writing Thornhill Solutions Ltd, 7 Capel Street, Calverley, Leeds LS28 5NU
….by phone 01132556699
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 4 567.
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 English Courts.
Thornhill Solutions Ltd 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.