Before you change provider, if it is to obtain a cheaper deal than your existing one, consider asking your provider about their ‘product transfers’ before you commit to moving.

There are likely to be costs involved with moving provider and whilst it may still be cheaper to move and incur those costs, it’s certainly worth seeing what your existing provider is prepared to offer in order to retain your business.

Switching mortgage provider can be broken down into several stages. They are;

  1. Look at the alternative mortgage deals on offer. It really is worth asking a qualified broker such as Mortgage Required to do this for you as the terms and conditions vary considerably from lender to lender and it is easy to miss a great deal or be scuppered by restrictive terms that are unearthed at the last minute.
  2. Consider the likely savings involved once you have made the move.
  3. Consider the costs likely to be incurred by moving.
  4. Consider any other factors (such as flexibility of terms, penalties, etc).
  5. Check that both you and your property are eligible for the new lender’s product.
  6. Start the ball rolling ! The valuation, paperwork and legal niceties (including removing the old lender’s charge on the property and registering the new lender’s charge, etc).
  7. Complete!

Many lenders will offer you free or subsidised legal costs and valuation fees but you may still be liable for other costs including arrangement fees and penalties.

If you would like a ‘health check’ on your mortgage to make sure you are not throwing money away on an uncompetitive deal, simply call us for a chat without obligation.

For more information contact us or speak to an mortgage adviser on 01628 507477.


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