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Client Testimonials

Read the comments our mortgage clients from all over BC and Alberta have had to say about Mortgage West-The Mortgage Centre. We’ve been collecting and publishing these comments since 2006.

I thought that Larry did a great job. He explains everything very clearly and makes what could be a stressful experience one that is manageable. I would definitely recommend the Mortgage Centre.


Larry, just wanted to extend my thanks to you for steering me in the right direction with my mortgage. Greatly appreciated! Everything has worked out very well. Take care and thanks again.

Sharon, we’ve had so many conversations in the last year that I think you know exactly how much I truly appreciate your hard work and patience. You have gone so far beyond my expectations of customer service that you’ve become my role model for work! I can’t thank you enough and any good fortune coming my way has been definitely aided by you!


Sharon, Thanks so much for all your time and effort. I have never felt so confident about my financial options, when speaking with persons in the financial industry, until I met you.... You really put me at ease with the whole situation, and you have an uncanny talent in reading our needs. It was nice to leave your office feeling elated instead of having a pit in my stomach. I had no idea financing could be that creative! Thanks for an awesome experience. We really didn't expect you to work over the weekend either - hope you got some rest!


Larry's advice was very welcome and as a result saved us money. Impressed with his availability and flexibility. Not our first time with Larry and likely will not be our last. Good job Larry and team. Feedback from others involved with the process was outstanding when it came to Larry. EG lawyer and banker. Where's the bankers survey?


My Broker was Larry Brinkworth in Kamloops, Very helpful and knowledgeable. Takes the time to answer on going questions about a second mortgage, excellent!!


Teague was great. We used him when we bought our house in 2009 and again when we just bought our new house in June. Very smart and helpful guy. Thanks for all your help!

J.K. & C.D.08/2012

Teague, We would like to Thank you again for the effort you did for us....Teague we want to say Thank you again for all the effort you gave us, too bad we don't live closer to you. You are a very COMPETENT. We really hope your boss gets to see this message. Thank you again.....I saw the message....good on ya Teague. "Da Boss"

C.B & D.B.07/2012

Thanks Larry! The pleasure was all ours! Working with you as been a very pleasing experience for us both, you made the "scary mortgage" thing a pleasure! I assure you we will send any business we can your way! All the best to you! Have a happy and safe summer! Again, thanks!!

P.P & T.P.07/2012

Larry Brinkworth was friendly and professional. I felt at all times that he understood the process and had our best interests in mind when he made recommendations.


Teague was very friendly, professional, and I will definitely use him again in the future. Thanks for all the help.


Larry,....Thanks very much for the cookies! The kids ate most of them in one day, but "we" got to have a couple each. We both really appreciate all you have done for us; our dream property is quickly taking shape and it probably would have not happened without your hard work! My thanks to Teague as well. When you get a chance you'll have to come by for a visit.

G.S. & T.R.06/2011

Larry, thanks so much for all your help & patience with my first mortgage! My new townhouse is's furnished...and I've painted some of the rooms. I have given your name to many people looking for mortgage help. You made the experience much more bearable!


Sharon, we were at the solicitors office today and signed the final mortgage documents. Thank you so much for completing everything for us in such a timely manner. We really appreciate all your cheerful help. Have a very happy holiday season.

B.S. & B.S.12/2010

Teague did a great job on helping us purchase our house. He was so creative and helpful with many different solutions! Thanks!

T.M. & J.N.11/2010

With our deal, we wee limited on the lender (s) and the lawyers we were able to use. Sharon was excellent in dealing with our limitations in that field. We were very satisfied with Sharon and the process in general.


It was a random selection from the Yellow Pages that I selected the Mortgage Centre. I really lucked out because I got excellent advice, felt very comfortable that the agent was looking out for my interests and kept me informed and really took the time to ensure that I understood the process and the answers to my questions. I would highly recommend the Mortgage Centre. I really can't make any suggestions on improvement since the firm exceeded my initial expectations which was based on conversations with others who had recently got mortgages through other firms.


I was very satisfied with my mortgage broker, Teague Brinkworth. He was very knowledgeable, approachable and efficient in my personal mortgage transaction. With his help, the process was seamless. I will definitely recommend him and The Mortgage Centre in future.


It's been almost a month that we have been in our new place and we couldn't be happier! We just wanted to say thanks for all your help! We definitely could not have done it without you. Rest assured if we hear of anyone looking for a mortgage broker we will recommend you without hesitation!! Also thanks for the cookies! It was a pleasure working with you.

J.K. & C.D.08/2009

Hal was exceptional, caring, concerned and available at all times. He overextended himself in assisting us to get the financing required and even went.......beyond the "call of duty". He is a credit to your company and deserves any accreditiation/s he can get or is given.

C.B. & M.B.07/2009

I've been dealing with Hal Petersen since his CIBC days and found him to be the best in the business. He is honest, forthright, very knowledgeable and clearly listens to his clients. Most financial 'professionals' to too busy listening to the sound of their own voices to know what their clients are saying. Hal is your most valuable asset!


...saw Larry on [Kamloops news station] after we had given him a call — thru yellow pages ... very happy with results and the excellent way we were treated. Thank you


Teague, now don’t let this go to your head...well maybe just a little...but you are awesome!!! I have to say this is the best service I have ever received in my entire life and I look forward to working with you in the future. Most definitely you will be a hot topic and I will generate you business no problem. Thank you so much for treating me like I am family...and not just another account. It means the world to us. There really is not enough words to say how grateful we are for all your hard work and exceptional service!!


Thank-you, Teague, for all of your help in getting us a mortgage approved for the type of home that we wanted. I’m not sure that we would have received the same service from another broker — especially in terms of your suggestions towards rearranging my finances that allowed us to obtain the right mortgage for us. C. Y. was a little excited yesterday as she drove by our house to be — as she likes to do at least one a week — and noticed a SOLD sign on it. I mailed yesterday the payment to [appraiser] for the appraisal. Last step is to meet with [lawyer] on the 21st of October to complete the sale. Thanks again, talk to you in 5 years — or less if something comes up.

— J.Y. & C.Y.09/2008

Teague, It has been a pleasure working with you. You made the process a lot easier. You are very understanding and easy to work with. I appreciate that.

G.C. & M.C.08/2008

Larry, We just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for us — past & present. We can’t thank you enough for not only doing your job, but going above & beyond. Thank you again.

T.S & M.S.08/2008

Larry, just wanted to extend my thanks to you for steering me in the right direction with my mortgage. Greatly appreciated! Everything has worked out very well. Take care and thanks again.


Hal, I truly appreciate your care and attention with the original house purchase.... You have gone above and beyond and it is truly appreciated. I most definitely will return to your firm and will recommend you to anyone I can!! Thank you so much!


To Hal Peterson and The Mortgage Centre: ‘Can’t count the times we’ve counted on you.’ Thank you for everything Hal. You and The Mortgage Centre did a great job helping us purchase our new home. Thanks.

T.K., K.K., J.H.02/2008

Teague, I want to say “Thank You” for everything you have done for us. Without you we could have not done it. You are great at what you do and I wish you all the luck and great success.... Take care and we will talk to you soon.

L.M & B.N.02/2008

Larry Brinkworth did a wonderful job — we appreciated his patience with us as we were first time homebuyers and had a lot of questions!


Larry and Marika went well and above the call of duty for me. Larry provided me with a lot of financial planning ideas as well. When I was having problems with ..., Larry provided me with help.


This is our second mortgage with The Mortgage Centre. We were referred to Hal Peterson of Kamloops ... for our first mortgage. We were so impressed with his service, that we recommended him to our father in law, who has since wrote 2 mortgages with him. We also wrote another mortgage with Hal and referred some friends of ours in our new town who I believe also wrote a mortgage with him. Hal is a wonderful man to do business with. He was there whenever we needed him and we are so pleased to have worked with him. We will be sure to use him again for our next mortgage and will refer him to our friends and family as well.


Larry, We want to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf. It wasn’t easy, but you helped us get through — above & beyond. I’m sure we’ll do business again!

K.E & K.E.09/2006

Hal, Wow! You’re amazing! My wife and I are so happy. Talk about a weight off our shoulders. Thanks! ... Again I want to thank you for the great job you’ve done. You’ve made my wife and me very happy. Thanks.


Hal, it has been an absolute pleasure working with you. Your prompt and courteous service was amazing. We have gone through this whole re financing thing with [bank] and it took almost 4 months. With you, start to finish was a little over 1 month. And for 1 week of that we were on Vacation. We received the money yesterday — direct deposit into our bank account. If I ever hear of anyone needing a mortgage, I will send them your way. Even my husband commented on the fact that it really felt like you were working for us and not the other company — which these days rarely happens. So once again thanks so much — it was a pleasure doing business with you.


Fantastic information ... Hal, I am actually impressed with you and your company’s services. I don’t get to say that often these days. Thank you.


We are extremely happy with the mortgages we’ve obtained through The Mortgage Centre. Most recently [you] provided excellent advice and assistance, and we feel we got the best mortgage available in the marketplace.


Excellent advice and service provided by professionals. All the legwork to find the best rates and conditions was done by you for my benefit — thereby freeing up my time. Thanks for the excellent service.


Very many thanks for taking the trouble to look at my mortgage position, and saying, “In my opinion, the change-over (Ed: Early Renewal & Switch) is just not worth the expense at this time, BUT that [I] might like to approach [my Bank] and ask them what sort of deal they would offer extend [my] mortgage term” — all of this is very helpful advice, as, without it, I could not “see the wood for the trees”.


I have received your letter letting me know that my mortgage is up for renewal. I would like to stay with your company as it was great to deal with your firm.


...very helpful in meeting a tricky deadline. His efforts were greatly appreciated and everything went very smoothly. I would happily recommend The Mortgage Centre.


I was made to feel welcomed and special. The courtesy of all the staff was much appreciated. I felt that someone was working for my benefit, not the Banks’. Having someone on my side to deal with the Lawyer and the Bank was great!!!


I will never forget how you helped us. It’s not often that happens for us. Everything worked out for the best and I thank you for your compassion and time.


Larry was great! I am a first time home buyer and he made the process so easy. I felt comfortable and I was treated with great respect. Thank you very much Larry.


We are glad to have the opportunity to thank you for your valuable assistance and professional, knowledgeable service. We will tell all our friends and family about you.

W.N & C.N.04/2006

With excellent service provided by The Mortgage Centre, why would anyone try to get a mortgage any other way?


Direct and to the point. After the other delays that we went through — your service was refreshing. Thanks.


Larry Brinkworth was a very easy and personable gentleman to deal with. His professionalism and knowledge made our first house purchase very pleasant. I would recommend The Mortgage Centre to anyone looking to shop for better rates for mortgages and for general assistance when purchasing a new home. Thanks for everything!

B.H. & C.B.03/2006

We were very pleased with the services provided and how Larry Brinkworth set up and processed the renewal of our mortgage. Not only was he professional, knowledgeable and capable, but I believe he continued to serve our best interests throughout the process. I will use and recommend this service to others in the future.

D.T. & L.T.02/2006

You were a great help to us when we were mortgage hunting. You went the extra mile for us and it was appreciated. We told friends about you who were looking to buy and I believe they finally bought a house. We will definitely pass along your name again when we know someone is looking....


Fantastic...I really appreciate how quickly you were able to pull this together; very impressive. It was a great pleasure and I’ll definitely recommend you and MC to anyone. Thanks again.


Thank you so much for all your assistance. Your recommendations not only saved me a lot of additional fees but certainly made things happen much faster. Thanks.


We are very pleased with your services. The advice and assistance we received was excellent. Mr. Brinkworth was very professional and made us feel comfortable and unpressured. We look forward to future business with your company.


I had difficulties getting a mortgage from every bank I dealt with, but your company was the only one that went to bat for me and got me the mortgage I needed. Thank you!

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