Whether you’re approaching the end of your fixed-mortgage term or you just want a better rate, there is usually always a valid reason for wanting to remortgage.
The difference between a remortgage is that when you remortgage, you are taking out a new mortgage with a different lender, whereas, with a product transfer, you are swapping mortgage deals but remaining with the same lender.
They both fit under the umbrella of ‘remortgage’, however, as mentioned above, they are slightly different to one another. In this article, we are going to cover the pros and cons of both.
If you have done your research and have looked at deals through your own lender as well as through others and you are still happy to stick with your current lender, that’s perfectly fine! However, make sure that you haven’t just stuck with them for ease and to save remortgaging costs. At the end of the day, getting a better rate through another lender could save you more money in the long run.
If you want a simple product transfer, you can get in touch with your lender or a Mortgage Broker in Newcastle like us if you are unsure of how the process works.
Unfortunately, sticking with the same lender may not be the most beneficial option for you to take.
Usually, you are rewarded with loyalty, however, this is not the case with all lenders. More often than not, you are able to get much better rates through other lenders than your current one.
Typically, product transfers can be self-executed online when you log into your online banking.
Although it’s something that we don’t recommend you do unless you are 100% sure of what you signing up for, it is possible to swap deals online if you want a quick switch.
You can use price comparison sites to check what you can access. You may find a great deal that matches you perfectly, or alternatively, you could end up on a wrong deal that you’ll have to pay to get out of.
If you decide to switch online and make a mistake, you don’t have the protection you would’ve had if you had used, for example, a Mortgage Broker in Newcastle like us. We will only recommend deals that will match your personal and financial situation and help you save money.
We’ve seen it before where applicants have mistakenly picked the wrong deal and it’s resulted in high repayment fees. This is why we always advise that you get Mortgage Advice in Newcastle before switching products on a self-executed basis.
When it comes to remortgaging and taking out another lenders product, you may find that doing so will allow you to access much better rates. When your fixed-mortgage term is coming to an end, it’s likely that you’ll fall straight onto your lender’s standard variable rate of interest (SVR). Doing so will likely increase your monthly mortgage payments, this is why recommend getting in touch with us three months prior to your fixed-term ending.
If you had adverse credit at the time of when you initially took out your current mortgage, it may be that your only option was to select a more specialist product at that time. However, after building up your credit score over your mortgage term, you may now be eligible for more competitive products and rates.
It’s always worth checking whether you can access a better rate through a remortgage or not. Even if you shop around and don’t find anything, there is no harm in double-checking.
To save shopping around, you could always take up our offer of a free mortgage review. In your free mortgage review, you will get to speak to a Remortgage Advisor in Newcastle who will check to see if you can access a better rate. If not, they will be completely transparent with you and recommend that you stick with your current deal. We want the best for you.
Whether it’s a remortgage, product transfer, or staying put that is right for you, we will always be open, honest and transparent, recommending what is best.
If you want to receive a free mortgage review/consultation, make sure to get in touch for Remortgage Advice in Newcastle. A second opinion costs nothing and making a mistake when taking a new product can be costly.