At Protection and Investment, we very much
believe that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
At PIL Southampton, we’ve observed a notable uptick in client inquiries regarding the opportune moment for remortgaging, which involves securing a new mortgage on a property you currently own.
We understand that everyone’s circumstances are distinctive, and we are here to provide guidance and support. Recognising that individuals may not be immersed in mortgage considerations daily, our expertise in navigating mortgage terms and deals consistently proves to be immensely valuable for our clients.
One frequently encountered scenario prompting individuals to consider remortgaging occurs when their fixed-rate mortgage term concludes. Upon reaching this point, they are often transitioned automatically to the lender’s elevated standard variable rate, leading to an undesirable uptick in monthly expenses.
If you find yourself in an improved financial position, such as receiving a significant inheritance or securing a generous salary increase, you might consider utilising these additional funds to make overpayments on your mortgage. This strategy can effectively reduce both your outstanding capital and subsequent interest payments.
You might sense that the current mortgage market offers more competitive deals than when you initially secured your mortgage. Even if you’re bound by an existing agreement, it could be advantageous to assess the potential long-term benefits. Considering the overall savings, it might be worthwhile to pay an early repayment charge (ERC) and potential exit fee for a better mortgage arrangement.
If the value of your home has risen significantly since you initially took out your current mortgage, you could find yourself in a lower ‘loan-to-value’ category. This change in your home’s value may render you eligible for more favourable mortgage interest rate deals.
Suppose your existing mortgage arrangement restricts overpayments or permits only a limited amount. In such cases, it might be worthwhile to consider remortgaging. However, careful consideration is essential, involving a thorough assessment of the advantages of overpaying versus potential costs like early repayment fees or exit fees.
You may find appeal in a more flexible mortgage, particularly one that permits payment holidays, offering convenience during transitions such as changing jobs, traveling, or pursuing further education. Alternatively, the concept of a mortgage that integrates with your savings account might catch your interest. However, it’s important to keep in mind that such ‘extra option’ mortgages often accompany higher interest rates, as nothing in this realm typically comes without an associated cost.
There are many more types of mortgages. If you have any questions and would like to learn more about the types of mortgages available to you, contact us today for a free initial meeting.
Numerous strategies can enhance your likelihood of securing approval for your remortgage. Just as when you applied for your current mortgage, lenders seek financial stability and assurance that you can consistently meet your monthly mortgage obligations in the long term. Here are some approaches to improve your chances as well as things to need to consider before applying to remortgage.
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