A remortgage is when you change from your existing lender to a new lender whereas a product transfer is when you change to a new product with an existing lender.
This may be done for various reasons such as you may be looking to raise additional money for other purposes such as :
- Debt Consolidation
- Home Improvements
- A Deposit for Property Purchase
- Any other legal reason
- If your existing lender is unable to assist
With a remortgage the new lender usually offers a free standard valuation of your property and will nominate a solicitor to deal with the legal formalities at no cost to you (unless the names on the mortgage have to be amended).
So should you go for a Product Transfer or a Remortgage ?
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- A re-mortgage case study involving consolidating £40k of debt and changing an interest only mortgage to repayment.
- Dramatic debt consolidation case study where we save our clients over £400 per month
Once you have a mortgage and your initial interest rate ends you will revert to the lender’s standard variable rate which can sometimes mean an increase in the monthly payment.
By reviewing your mortgage 2 to 3 months before the end of the rate period you can usually find a better rate than the lender’s standard variable rate.
But where do you start to look ?
If you currently have a mortgage with either the Halifax or Virgin Money then please read this important information now.
Dependent on lender, you may be offered a transfer to another rate that is more competitive than remaining on their Standard Variable Rate.
However, at the moment dependent on who your existing lender is, it could take up to 6 weeks to get a telephone interview / or face to face interview in branch to discuss your expiring deal, and some high street lenders are not even able to offer further advice.
Manchester Mortgages has access to many of the high street lenders’ mortgage systems and we are therefore able to advise and apply for a Product Transfer on your behalf without you having to worry about trying to sort your mortgage out in 6 weeks’ time and have the added problem of potential of increased mortgage payments if you have to revert back to the lender’s Standard Variable Rate.
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