Best Remortgage Deals
Mortgages tend to be taken out over a 25 year to 35 year period. Within that time, you may remortgage up to every two years to lock into the best deals available at the time. If you take deals longer than two years, five-year deals for example, you’ll only remortgage five times over a 25-year mortgage.
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The advantage of remortgaging when you come to the end of your deal is that, because you have been paying off your mortgage for a few years, your loan-to-value is likely to have come down.
This means the value of your mortgage is small than it was compared to the value of your home. The lower your LTV, the lower the mortgage rate you can secure. Your lender won’t automatically check your LTV unless you trigger a revaluation by remortgaging.
Another thing to think about when you remortgage are the associated costs. These include a mortgage fee, valuation fee and legal fees.
Most lenders will now offer free legal fees and or free valuation fees on a remortgage. One of our advisers will be able to help you find a mortgage that suits you depending on whether you want to pay these costs or not.
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When you remortgage, it might be that you stay with your existing lender. In this instance the process of remortgaging is much quicker than the initial application because the lender has already carried out its checks on you and the property.
If you switch lender then you may find that you need to provide much of the same information to the new lender as you did when you bought the property.
If you decide to raise a bit more money from your mortgage through a further advance, your lender may also need to carry out more detailed affordability checks.
What we’ll ask you for
You’ll need to provide information about your income and expenditure so it’s a good idea to make sure you have your latest P60 and past three months’ payslips readily available as well as bank statements for the past three months.
You’ll need to show proof of your current address such as a recent utility bill and ID in the form of a full UK passport or driving licence. If you get benefits, we’ll need to see the paperwork proving you get these and how much you receive.
If you’re self-employed we will need a signed off statement of your accounts from the past two or three years. These must be verified by an accountant. Your SA302 form from your tax return is also required if you work for yourself as well as bank statements to verify this information.
The most important thing to remember is to be accurate about the information you provide. We’ll help you find a mortgage but need you to be clear and honest about what you earn, your savings and other assets and what fixed expenditure you have.
What Happens Next?
Once we have all this information we will usually have a further conversation about what your plans are. Do you expect to stay in the property for a long or short time? Might you be having a family within the next five years that would mean having to move to a bigger place? Are you expecting an inheritance? These are all relevant questions that will help inform what sort of mortgage would suit you best.
Once we have answers to all of this, we will be able to recommend you a mortgage.
Early Repayment Charges
If you choose to remortgage before the end of your deal you may need to pay a fee. How much will depend on the terms and conditions attached to your existing loan.
Before you remortgage early, we would recommend talking to one of our advisers who will be able to help you assess the financial merits of remortgaging early.
Many lenders will allow you to organise the remortgage early but delay the completion until the day your deal ends, thereby avoiding paying any ERCs.
Find Out Current Best Rates
|0.99%||Discount||2 years||4.99%||4.4%||2 years||£2149|
|0.99%||Discount||2 years||4.75%||4.3%||2 years||£0|
|1.24%||Tracker||2 years||4.74%||4.3%||2 years||£999|
*APR = Annual Percentage Rate *ERC = Early Repayment Charge
*These figures are only illustrative. An assessment of your needs will be confirmed before a recommendation can be made. A Key Facts Illustration, which is personal to your circumstances, will be provided if a recommendation for a mortgage product is made.
In assessing your requirements, we do not use credit scoring and we can provide an accurate estimate of the amount of borrowing and the viability of your requirements, without effecting your credit score.
We avoid credit searches at the initial stages given that numerous credit searches will impact your ability to access cheap credit. It is clear that too many credit applications in a short period of time will impact your score and whilst it is important to shop around, formal applications for a mortgage can trigger rejections, as it gives the impression you may be desperate for credit. It is essential when making enquiries for any financial product, that the Company does not credit score you, until such time as you have agreed to make a formal application.
We can indicate your chances of approval prior to any application being made and where necessary, can obtain decisions in principle from lenders who do not use credit scoring.
Typically we assist customers who have a number of financial commitments and they are looking to understand how much they can borrow. A number of mortgage calculators are used on the Internet, which provide an indication of the amount of borrowing based on an income multiple. In reality, the calculation is much more complex and varies borrower to borrower and lender to lender. For example, a mortgage calculator may indicate a 4 times income multiple, but given the particular individual circumstances of the client and the lender’s chosen criteria and underwriting, the borrower may actually achieve 6 times income. In contrast, a mortgage calculator may indicate 4 times income, but due to an applicant having financial dependents, certain types of income, such as bonus or commissions, or other financial commitments, the specific lender may only allow 2.5 times income.
Clients we assist tell us from the outset, they would like a guarantee of the amount they can borrow and our knowledge of specific underwriting policies within lenders, allows us to accurately estimate, exactly what is available.
Importantly an initial discussion and agreement through us, does not impact your credit score
Capital Fortune are award winning London based mortgage brokers. We are based in the heart of London’s financial district near the Bank of England. We offer advice to first-time buyers, those moving house and to those looking to re-mortgage their existing deal to get a better mortgage rate.
We’re not tied to one lender so you can be sure we’ll get the best deal for you, from the bank or building society right for you.
We provide finance on both residential and Buy to Let property and can assist whether your looking to buy your first home, looking to re-mortgage or refinancing and restructuring your portfolio of buy-to-let properties. Our advisers are here to help.
We advise customers nationally from the Scottish Islands to the Isle of Wight and cover all the regions within the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland.
Typically, we best assist clients with non-standard requirements and those we successfully help, generally face some sort of difficulty in the mortgage market. They seek not to be penalised for this difficulty and we look to secure them highly competitive, mainstream rates by asking our lenders to take an holistic view of their circumstances.
As expected, we offer all the usual mainstream products all standard mortgage advisers offer, but more importantly, we look to place cases of a more complex and specialist nature. This includes the self-employed, those with difficult income streams, contractors, unusual properties, foreign nationals, British ex pats abroad, overseas diplomats and those recently divorced.
We have long term relationships with nearly all the major UK lenders and have built strong trusted connections with lender underwriters at both a local and national level. Many of these key partners, prove the key to the success sometimes extending the parameters of their advertised lending criteria to assist our clients.
The promise of a rate is not the same as actually delivering a formal mortgage offer in the exact same terms. Our promise is our guarantee and many of our published independent client testimonials, confirm our ability to both deliver and help.
Alongside mortgage finance, our advisers will find you competitive life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection as well as being on hand to advise on a range of company and business insurance options.
Your Capital Fortune broker will be regularly on hand, not just through the process, but afterwards, sometimes, when you may need us most. We don’t just want you undertake the one transaction with us but seek to build a long term relationship and many of our clients have been with us for many years.
We seek to ensure the best possible results for those who choose to use us.
We totally appreciate we are not right for everyone. There are a range of other mortgage brokers in the UK but we hope that on searching through our website, viewing our published rates and transparency, that you will obtain a clear sense of how we operate and how we will look to assist you obtain the most affordable and suitable deal.
Our mortgages are here for all to see and if general information is all you need, you can search yourself here.
However, if you need the assistance of our broker team, we are here to help.
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