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Why should I remortgage?

Why should I remortgage?

A common question we get asked is: should I remortgage?

There are many reasons why you may want to remortgage, but here are some of the most common reasons to remortgage your house…

Borrow more money

Remortgaging your home can be a great way to make those home improvements you’ve been pondering over for so long. Whether it’s a dreamy, state-of-the-art kitchen or an extra room to make into a cosy home office, you might be able to release some equity you’ve built up to help fund these projects, and maybe add value to your home at the same time!

Your first step is to consider how much your renovation will cost, as well as telling you how much extra this may cost you each month.  You also need to bear in mind that exiting your mortgage deal before the end of its discount period means that you may have to pay an early repayment charge. But don’t worry, our expert team will be able to talk you through any charges that you may occur.

Lower monthly payments

The main reason people remortgage is to save money on their monthly repayments. A better interest rate could mean lower monthly payments.

Talk to one of our team and we can help you find out how must you could be paying. However, you need to consider early repayment charges that may occur if your current mortgage deal has not yet come to an end.

Your current deal is about to end

When your current deal comes to an end, your lender will put you onto its standard variable rate (SVR). This is likely to be higher than your old interest rate, so you’ll probably end up paying more money each month.

You should start looking around for better deals, three to six months before your current rate ends. Speak to one of our advisers, who can help you switch to a better deal.

Want to overpay

You may have a higher paying job or been gifted some money, meaning you have more disposable income and can afford to pay more on your monthly mortgage repayments. This is great news! However, not all lenders will allow you to overpay so you may want to switch to another lender.

Again, this could mean you have to pay an early repayment charge, but we can advise whether it’s still beneficial to switch.

Your home’s value has gone up

If the value of your house has risen since you last took out your mortgage, you may find you’re eligible for much lower rates, meaning lower monthly repayments. This can be worth looking into to make sure you aren’t paying more than you need to.

If you’d like to get in touch with us to discuss your remortgage options, we’re always here to help.



Because we play by the book we want to tell you that…

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances.
The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.

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