Jelle Drijver

Van Marle Mortgages Successfully negotiated my complex mortgage, and much faster than I expected

First home

Utrecht, that is where we wanted to buy our first home, my girlfriend and I. We knew it wouldn’t be easy to find an affordable house but we had set our hearts on this wonderful city. As new parents we wanted to build a home for our family. An added benefit of Utrecht is its central location in the Netherlands, useful for me as an entrepreneur who needs to visit clients all over the country.


This all took place in early 2016, at a time when my girlfriend changed jobs from regular employment to a position where she would make more money working fewer hours. Her first contract was only a one-year contract, but with a view to permanent employment after. I’ve been self-employed since 2011, working as an online marketing expert. My business had been growing slowly but steadily, so in 2015 I decided to start investing some money. I hired my first employee and got an MBA at a prestigious business university. My turnover that year was fine, but my expenses made quite a dent in my profit. I wasn’t worried, because I knew I would make up for it in the following years, and our incomes would only increase.


Unfortunately, when we applied for a mortgage, that’s not how banks viewed it. We were lucky enough to be able to buy a plot in a great new development in Utrecht, exactly what we wanted. This meant we had to get our financing in place fast, which didn’t go as easy as we thought it would. It turned out the bank was not interested in my story, and my figures over 2015 and my girlfriend’s one-year contract were enough reason for them to not even consider us for an application.

Mortgage advice

A friend told us to talk to Van Marle Mortgages. A mortgage service all the way in the north of the country wasn’t the most obvious choice, but I had zero reservations about doing business with VMM. I met with Jack van Marle in a town between Groningen and Utrecht, and after that all our contact took place over the phone, or via e-mail, WhatsApp or Skype. When my girlfriend and I would be talking in the evening, and a question would come up, we could simply contact Jack via WhatsApp and he would answer straight away. This way we could quickly move on to the next step in the process. It’s very nice to get mortgage advice this way.

Processed quickly

Van Marle Mortgages took over the reins straight away, in order to get our mortgage approved as quickly as possible. I was given clear instructions on the best ways to present my financial data and other documents and Jack closely monitored all aspects of the delivery. Jack clearly has an excellent reputation with various mortgage providers, which meant that he managed to get them to take a serious look at our application. This led to our potential being judged in a whole new light and to us being approved by the same bank that had previously rejected us. And the end result is wonderful: Enjoying our life as a family in the exact home that we always wanted.


For a fast and thorough mortgage application process, Van Marle Mortgages is your best choice. We treat all mortgage applications with the same professionalism, whether they are simple or complex. We are happy to use our expertise and experience to help you finance your home, always guided by our motto Ne Quid Nimis – everything in moderation, never too much. That way you can enjoy your home without having to worry about your finances.

Who are our clients?

Whether it’s your first home, a move to a larger home or freeing up funds for a renovation, Van Marle Mortgages will guide you through the entire mortgage process. Van Marle Mortgages is the preferred partner for entrepreneurs, expats, medical specialists, dentists and General Practitioners, because they know they can trust VMM with their financial queries, both business and private. Van Marle Mortgages is very familiar with the world of property financing and can support you in your purchase of a practice or investment property, or with expanding your property portfolio.

Life changes

When you experience a divorce or the death of a partner, your financial situation and mortgage will also be affected. Van Marle Mortgages can help you with the financial aspect of these changes, freeing you to focus on the things that really matter.

How may we help you?

Van Marle Mortgages’ comprehensive financial services offers you peace of mind and excellent results.
How may we help you? Please visit us for a no-obligation appointment. Using the CALL ME BACK form is a quick way for us to contact you, but of course we are more than happy to hear from you via phone or e-mail as well. We hope to see you soon!

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