When your initial mortgage deal reaches the end of it’s term, your mortgage lender may offer you a new deal to stay with them. This process is known as a product transfer.
Unfortunately, lenders do not always reward customers for their loyalty over the years, and the offer they make may not be as competitive as deals you could have access to if you go elsewhere. They are more likely to reward a first time buyer in Liverpool than they are someone looking to remortgage in Liverpool.
Whilst the concept of swapping to a new deal with your current lender may seem like an easy process online, it is always in your interest to see what other deals you may have access to. Lenders will also try to tempt you towards a new deal without actually taking mortgage advice.
This can be really dangerous because if you undertake this process without professional mortgage advice you are waving goodbye to all the valuable consumer protection you would otherwise have benefitted from by speaking with a mortgage advisor in Liverpool.
We have seen many examples of customers affecting these “follow-on” deals and locking themselves into a deal that doesn’t benefit them and isn’t appropriate to their personal circumstances. Because you opted out of advice, you then give up your right to making a complaint if you don’t like something.
We had a case in the past where a customer who was pregnant did this and was declined for a small further advance to fund some necessary home improvements down the line. She then had to pay a large early repayment charge to swap to a new lender who would grant her further funding.
If we think a product transfer is the most suitable deal for you we will recommend that as a course of action for you and if we arrange the mortgage for you as a mortgage broker in Liverpool then all the regulation and consumer protection will apply.
A second opinion costs nothing, and making a mistake when taking a new product can be costly. We will do our best to ensure you take the right path with your mortgage.
The remortgage market in Liverpool is highly competitive and savings can generally be made by searching the market for a new deal.
Date Last Edited - 09/12/2020