When a mortgage term comes to an end, instead of continuing with that mortgage or negotiating with the current lender, remortgaging gives flexibility to take control and improve your financial position. Switching to a new mortgage deal can improve repayment terms, release equity or save you thousands long-term in interest payments. So, if you want to make some home improvements, reduce your monthly payment, or simply be allowed more flexibility to overpay on your deal, remortgaging could be for you.

Remortgaging often takes place when an introductory rate or term comes to an end.

Types of mortgages suitable for remortgaging

Some mortgage options to consider when remortgaging are:

  • A fixed-rate mortgage gives fixed monthly payments for, typically, between 2-5 years, depending on your circumstances and agreement with the lender. You will benefit if the interest rate rises, but not if it falls. This type of mortgage is often better for first-time buyers as it offers more security.
  • A tracker mortgage is aligned with a base rate, typically the Bank of England’s base rate, plus a pre-agreed mark-up. Your payments will rise and fall in line with this base rate. Those looking to remortgage from a fixed rate to a variable or tracker may benefit from better rates, but will have less security.
  • A variable rate mortgage gives an interest rate stipulated by the lender. You would normally revert to this rate at the expiry of a fixed term, tracker or discount period. If your mortgage has reverted to a standard variable rate, there are normally lower cost solutions available.
  • A discounted rate mortgage offers a discount on a certain interest rate, most commonly a lender's Standard Variable Rate. The discount can be for an introductory term of two, three or five years, or it could even be for the entire term of the mortgage (a lifetime discounted rate).

Make sure you look at the maths before you take the plunge to remortgage. If you have a low mortgage debt, or a high repayment penalty, it may not be worth remortgaging at all (at least until the incentive period has passed). If you’re unsure, consider a consultation with one of our financial advisors who will happily guide you through the process.

Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
This firm usually charges a fee for mortgage advice. The amount of the fee will depend upon your circumstances and will be discussed and agreed with you at the earliest opportunity.

Why Aston & Co?

At Aston & Co we have the experience and the know-how to help you find the best remortgage deal to suit you and your budget. Our friendly and professional advisors are on hand to guide and support you in your choices. Contact us today to discuss your needs and pave the way to your happy-ever-after.

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