If you’re heading towards the culmination of your mortgage term and have opted to remain within your current property, as opposed to moving, then you should definitely start looking at your options for a potential remortgage in Liverpool.
For those who are unsure of what remortgages are, this is where you switch to a better rate on your existing deal. As an experienced mortgage advisor in Liverpool, this is something we have worked with a lot and are usually able to help with.
The high street bank or mortgage lenders tend to rely on their customers sticking with what they’re comfortable with and not looking at their options elsewhere. It’s not unheard of for there to be cheaper offers available to you elsewhere, all you have to do is check out a price comparison website or contact a mortgage broker in Liverpool to compare the various deals for you.
If you’ve had your mortgage for a number of years, it’s possible that you could be on a low Bank of England tracker deal. You may even be paying an amount that is less than 1%. If this sounds like your mortgage situation, you might be thinking about leaving that mortgage as it is for now. Bear in mind though, that if the Bank of England base rate rises, your mortgage amount will too.
Subject to the typical affordability checks and assuming that there is existing equity within your property, then the possibility of increasing your mortgage for any plans for home improvements that you have, may be an option available to you.
This can be a very intelligent investment if you are good with your money. We regularly see that customers do this to do something like covering the costs of building an extension or converting their loft into an additional room.
You can borrow extra funds for most legal purposes, examples of this would be:
Remember by increasing your mortgage you will end up paying back more interest, so you need to be certain you are doing this for the right reasons.
It is not recommended that you start adding debt onto your mortgage, as over time you will end up paying back more interest overall, though by extending the length of your term, you will be paying less back per month.
You will also taking that debt and securing it against an asset, your home. Because of your secured loan, you would be at risk of repossession if you fail to meet your monthly repayments.
If you have any debt that you can afford to pay off or have credit cards that are at 0% interest, it is absolutely not recommended that you remortgage for debt consolidation.
That being said, if you need to reduce your monthly outgoings to avoid missing payments, (which could damage your credit rating), then it might be a something at least worth looking into.
We often find that generally your current lender will offer you a new deal to remain with them, calling this a “product transfer” or “retention” product. This isn’t always guaranteed and sometimes you have to get in touch with your lender directly, in order to see if this is available to you.
Some lenders allow you to make a product switch online without taking any of their mortgage advice or being required to submit any further information to them.
Whilst it may seem to be a much easier option in staying with the same provider and switching products, rather than put forward a new application to a lender that is different to the one you are with, it’s entirely possible that you could save a lot of money in doing so.
Date Last Edited: August 7, 2023