Glasgow’s leading award winning independent mortgage broker

Impartial, whole of market advice on mortgages

Winner for Best Regional Broker Glasgow 2021-22

WInner for Independent Mortgage Broker of the year (Scotland 2021/22)

Highly Commended for best UK broker 2022 (less than 40 advisors)
Best Mortgage broker in Glasgow

Top 3 Best Rated Brokers in Glasgow

Winner for Best Regional Broker, Glasgow 2024-25.

Top 3 Mortgage Broker, Glasgow 2024

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Whether you are a first time buyer, remortgaging, moving house, or considering buy to let to building a property portfolio, we can offer the most suitable & cost efficient mortgage.
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0141 337 3393

93 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G11 5HW

26 Years of Service

The Independent Mortgage Store is a Glasgow based multi-award winning mortgage company specialising in impartial mortgage advice, working with clients throughout Scotland and across the whole of the UK. Over the last 26 years we have built an enviable reputation for reliable and trustworthy mortgage and insurance services. We specialise in providing a bespoked and personalised service to each and every client.

Privately owned and truly independent, we only offer whole of market mortgage advice, so our clients can be sure they are getting the most appropriate deal to suit their needs. We are able to choose from thousands of mortgage products, many not openly available on the high street.  Our team of independent mortgage advisors between us have over 90 years experience in the property and mortgage markets.

Paul McGowan our company director, is now the longest serving mortgage broker on Byres Road, Glasgow, with over 38 years of experience and has dealt with over 20,000 clients and is well known and respected as the grandad of the Scottish mortgage market. Contact us for a free initial, no obligation mortgage appointment and we will research the most appropriate mortgage to suit your current needs. This has never been more important due to the rate rises over the last few years, brought about by the Bank of England along with the financial pressures from higher inflation. By the end of 2023 we have had 14 consecutive bank base rate rises in less than 2 years, bringing the Bank’s base rate to 4.25%, the highest rate since 2008. It is now more important that ever to ensure that you use an impartial and independent mortgage broker to ensure that you are on the best rate that suits your circumstances.



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Regardless if you are self employed, working on a contract or have a straight forward employed contract we can assist.

Getting a mortgage doesn’t need to be a complex and difficult process. Here at the independent Mortgage Store we offer an enjoyable, quality and quick service completing the whole process on your behalf. We pride ourselves on our longstanding relationship with our clients. Please check out our testimonial page to see what our clients think of us!


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Meet the Team

Meet our friendly and knowledgeable team from the Byres Road Store

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Mary, Glasgow

Paul and his team couldn’t have been more helpful and professional. They provided useful advice, quickly and clearly which made the process of buying so much more simple. We were very happy with the service provided and would definitely use in the future.

Alan & Patricia, Elderslie

Both Alan and I would like to express our thanks for your assistance and professionalism in helping us source a mortgage for our new home. We have now got the keys and are busy moving in. We will definitely recommend your services to friends and family.

James, Glasgow

I would like to thank Paul and his team for making buying my first home so easy. I was expecting this to be a stressful time but Paul did all the hard work and made the process simple, fast and easy to follow along with a friendly, relaxing atmosphere with each visit. I’ll be back for a remortgage in a few years.

Jane, Glasgow

I know that I have a really difficult mortgage to place, however, thanks to Paul & Laura’s hard work it went through without a hitch. You handled it brilliantly! Many thanks for all the sterling work.

Drummond & Lucy, London

Thank you to both Paul & Laura for getting us into our very first mortgaged flat together. You were both so helpful and the fact that most of this was done by post and email made the whole process so painless. We will have no hesitation to refer our friends from London to you.

Emma & Jane, Glasgow

Thank you very much for all your help with my recent house purchase. As a first time buyer I really needed all the advice you could give and you made the process far less painful than I imagined it would be!

Joan, Barrhead

I was told by other brokers that I would not be able to get a mortgage as my main source of income was from my late husband’s pension. I felt very deflated. I contacted the above team and within a few days my mortgage application had been accepted.

I would recommend Independent Mortgage Store to anyone, especially with more complex situations. They have made this happen and I am thrilled. Thank you a million

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  • Paul McGowan has been my go -to mortgage adviser for the last 28 years. I don't move a muscle on the property market without running things past him first. His... read more

    Susan Bailey Avatar Susan Bailey
    January 29, 2021

    Gerry has been our advisor for 4 years now an he is absolutely amazing! He has managed to help us navigate house moves, mortgage renewals, insurance needs and more! I... read more

    Viki Edgar Hughes Avatar Viki Edgar Hughes
    December 22, 2020

    I had a great experience with this company. I was helped by Lewis who was fantastic from start to finish! He was so helpful and was always in touch with... read more

    Keira Taylor Avatar Keira Taylor
    November 24, 2020
  • I am delighted with the service I received from Paul and the team. They made the whole process so much more straightforward and really took the stress out of... read more

    Graeme Mayes Avatar Graeme Mayes
    November 9, 2020

    Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Went through all the options and made sure I was comfortable with the approach taken. Throughout the process the team were on hand to deal... read more

    Vik Dowlul Avatar Vik Dowlul
    November 4, 2020

    I had a great experience with this company. I was helped by Lewis who was fantastic from start to finish! He was so helpful and was always in touch with... read more

    Keira Taylor Avatar Keira Taylor
    November 24, 2020