Remortgaging – Don’t do it without professional help!
There are a number of reasons why you may wish to remortgage, however it’s always worthwhile seeking advice to check whether the mortgage you hold is right for your current situation.
If your current deal is coming to an end
Most mortgages are granted on an initial deal (fixed, tracker or discounted variable) that lasts for between two and five years. Many lenders will then put you onto their Standard Variable Rate (SVR).
Since you took out your mortgage, with repeated rises in interest rates in recent times, it’s likely that the rates now are higher than the rate on your original mortgage deal. Therefore, it’s likely that if your mortgage lender places you on their SVR, then you could end up spending more than you need to on your mortgage repayments.
We would encourage you to book a no-obligation appointment with us to look at your exact situation to see if there are other available deals that may be more suited to your requirements. We’d recommend that you contact us at least three months before your existing deal is about to end, to ensure adequate time to find the most suitable deal for you.
If you’re looking to find a more suitable mortgage
Interest rates have risen constantly for the last eighteen months, so it’s likely that the marketplace has changed since you took out your last deal, and it may not be right for you. Furthermore, your own circumstances may have changed, your income, your outgoings, your lifestyle or your family for example – all these elements can have a big impact on whether you’re able to commit to your regular monthly outgoings.
With such a complex set of changes in recent times, it is vital to see professional mortgage advice to establish whether you are still on the most suitable mortgage deal for your circumstances. It might be that you are seeking to make a change, but with our advice we can present you all of the facts and details of any hidden costs you may not be aware of, before making a decision that could have serious consequences for you and your family.
If you’re seeking to raise capital
You might want to borrow more money for a number of reasons – for example to pay for home improvements, to fund a car or simply to consolidate credit card and loan debts into a more manageable lump sum.
A remortgage could be a suitable option to do it but whatever the reason you want to borrow, we can help advise on the deals that can fit your own specific circumstances and give you the advice you need to make an informed decision to realise your own financial goals.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
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