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Top Tips For Switching Between Mortgage Deals

Personal_Finance / Mortgages Oct 05, 2010 - 02:12 AM GMT

By: Credit_Choices

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Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf your mortgage deal is no longer competitive, it may be time to switch. However, choosing the wrong mortgage could cost you thousands of pounds a year. Here are the most important things to consider when planning to switch mortgages.


Compare mortgages

Your bank may advise you to take on one of their mortgages. Before doing so, make sure you compare all kinds of mortgages and consider taking a mortgage with a different provider – there may well be better mortgage deals elsewhere.

Consider the pros and cons of different types of mortgage

Particularly if you are taking on a long-term mortgage, you need to consider whether interest rates are likely to rise or fall. For low or falling interest rates, you could be better off with a tracker mortgage. If you think rates will rise, it may be better to go with a fixed rate mortgage.

Calculate monthly outgoings

You will need to make monthly payments on your mortgage. Consider what these will be and whether you can really afford them on a long-term basis. Also take into account the possibility of losing your job or of a steep rise in interest rates – either of which could cause your mortgage to become unaffordable. Remember, if you do not keep up your monthly instalments, your mortgage provider will have the right to repossess your home.

Consider additional features

Think about your personal circumstances in relation to other features offered with some mortgages. For example, if you regularly receive bonus payments or windfalls of some kind, it may benefit you to have an overpayment option with your mortgage deal. This will allow you to pay in lump sums on top of your monthly payments, meaning you could potentially pay off your mortgage more quickly.

Talk to your current provider

While you don’t need to remain loyal to your current lender, it can be useful to talk through options with them. Some mortgage lenders have special deals available only to current customers which you might be able to take advantage of. Once you have done this, always compare mortgage deals with different lenders before taking the plunge.

Look out for hidden fees

Given that you are remortgaging to save money, it’s vital to make sure that other costs like set-up fees will not cancel out your savings. The same applies to exit fees and redemption penalties applied by your current lender. Take all costs into account before switching.

Read the small print

When you switch mortgages you will probably be presented with a mountain of paperwork. It’s important to understand all of those terms and conditions before you sign up, so take time to read through and take it all in. If there is anything you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask questions until you do.

Make a note of when your chosen mortgage deal ends

Once you have switched mortgage deals, you need to be aware of when your latest mortgage deal is going to end, and remember to compare mortgages again once this has happened. The cheapest mortgage deals usually last around two to three years, so be prepared!

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