Mark Stanton director of VA Mortgages

Mark Stanton

Director and Mortgage Advisor

Mark has spent 33 years as a practitioner in the Financial Services Market, the last 25 of which specifically in the mortgage market. In 2000 Mark founded VA Mortgages to provide bespoke Mortgage, Protection and General Insurance advice.

In the 20+ years since founding VA Mortgages Mark has continue to work directly with clients as a certified mortgage advisor. Since 2012, Mark has provided in excess of 75 Expert Witness Reports as a specialist in the field of mortgage advice.

As can be seen from the selection of reviews shown below, Mark is still an active member of VA Mortgages advisor team, and thoroughly enjoys long-standing relationships with his clients. He is often the first point of contact for all new customers to the business – fill in the VA Mortgages contact form and it is most likely Mark who will initially call you to discuss how the team can help.


  • Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice (R07)
  • Financial Services Regulation & Ethics (R01)
  • Certificate in Equity Release (Level 3)
  • Home Reversion Plans (HR1)
  • The Mortgage Advice Qualification (MAQ)
  • Full Financial Planning Certificate (FPC)

Mark is a member of:

  • Society of Mortgage Professionals
  • Personal Finance Society
  • Chartered Insurance Institute

Customer Reviews

Mark has now arranged 3 mortgages for us – but with this latest one we really gave him something challenging!

I really believe we would have had a lot of difficulty finding a mortgage without Mark.

His attention and ability to handle my numerous questions was truly superb. As was his encyclopaedic knowledge of the mortgage market and lending criteria. Many thanks Mark!

Matthew Wells

I purchased my first house in 2014. Mark was my mortgage advisor and he was wonderful.

I have just bought my second house and decided to purchase a buy to let property half was through the sell process. There were many hiccups along the way (I won’t bore you with details) but Mark has been totally amazing.

I would strongly recommend him & his team. 10 out of 10 from me.

Sophie Houldsworth

Mark’s communication and advice was clear and straightforward at every stage, and his patience appeared to have no limit.

Not to mention that he managed to secure us a mortgage that was far better than anything we could find elsewhere after exhausting countless other avenues.

I have never felt so confident in a financial service and doubt I ever will again.

Dan Graham

Recent Articles by Mark Stanton

Is it worth overpaying on my mortgage?

Is it worth overpaying on my mortgage?

Is it worth overpaying your mortgage or would paying the money into savings or reducing the term make more sense? Find out everything you need to know about overpaying your mortgage here.

Mortgages for the over 50s

Mortgages for the over 50s

There are lots of mortgage options available to the over 50s. In this guide we cover the range of options, what makes later-life mortgages different and answer some common questions.

Mortgage Advisors: your questions answered

Mortgage Advisors: your questions answered

Obtaining a mortgage is often one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make, so it’s important to get solid advice – which is where a mortgage advisor can prove useful. Mortgage advisors are financial advisors who specialise in the mortgage market. Learn more about what advisors do, and how they can help you, in this guide.

Retirement mortgages: what options are available?

Retirement mortgages: what options are available?

We are getting more frequent enquiries from homeowners who have had interest only mortgage products for many years. Now that they are approaching retirement, they find they have no obvious method to repay the mortgage in full. Retirement mortgages can offer solutions including Retirement Interest Only and Equity Release products.

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