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Lloyds Bank 2 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
0.91% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.5% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,499 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 2 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
0.99% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.4% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£999 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 5 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.07% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.0% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,499 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
First Direct 2 year fixed
0808 296 6568
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.14% fixed for 2 years
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.54% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.1% APRC
Available via telephone only.
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking fee£490 paid upfront (non-refundable)
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 3.00% of the original loan, in the first year

- 2.00% of the original loan, in the second year

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
First Time Buyers
Max age at term end75 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 5 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.14% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
2.9% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£999 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 2 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.15% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.4% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£999 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
First Direct 5 year fixed
0808 296 6568
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.24% fixed for 5 years
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.54% variable
Overall cost for comparison
2.5% APRC
Available via telephone only.
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking fee£490 paid upfront (non-refundable)
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 3.00% of the original loan, in the first year

- 2.00% of the original loan, between 12 and 60 months

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
First Time Buyers
Max age at term end75 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 2 year fixed cashback remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.26% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.5% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,495 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 2 year fixed cashback remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.27% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.4% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£995 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 5 year fixed cashback remortgage for people with an existing current account
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.27% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.0% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,499 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Existing Customer Typecurrent account
Existing Customer Only
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 5 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.27% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.0% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,499 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 5 year fixed cashback remortgage for people with an existing current account
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.31% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.0% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£999 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Existing Customer Typecurrent account
Existing Customer Only
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 5 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.31% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.0% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£999 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 2 year fixed cashback remortgage
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.44% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.5% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,495 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 5 year fixed cashback remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.46% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.1% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,495 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 2 year fixed cashback remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.47% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.4% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Clydesdale Bank 2 year fixed
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.49% fixed until 31 Oct 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
4.55% variable
Overall cost for comparison
4.1% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement fee£1,499 with an option to add to the loan
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 3.00% of amount paid, before 31 Oct 2022

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 31 Oct 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
First Time Buyers
Max age at term end75 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Self Employed Accepted
First Direct 5 year fixed
0808 296 6568
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.49% fixed for 5 years
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.54% variable
Overall cost for comparison
2.6% APRC
Available via telephone only.
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 3.00% of the original loan, in the first year

- 2.00% of the original loan, between 12 and 60 months

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
First Time Buyers
Max age at term end75 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 5 year fixed cashback remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.49% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.1% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£995 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 2 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.49% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.3% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Yorkshire Bank 2 year fixed
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.49% fixed until 31 Oct 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
4.55% variable
Overall cost for comparison
4.1% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement fee£1,499 with an option to add to the loan; £750 with an option to add to the loan for existing customers
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 3.00% of amount paid, before 31 Oct 2022

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 31 Oct 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
First Time Buyers
Max age at term end75 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 5 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.52% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
2.9% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 2 year fixed cashback remortgage
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.53% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.5% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£995 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Virgin Money 5 year fixed remortgage
0330 057 1718
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.54% fixed until 01 Dec 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
4.34% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.2% APRC
Available on an interest only or repayment basis. For residential interest only and part and part loans there is a minimum combined gross income requirement of £75,000.
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£995 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 3.50% of the outstanding balance, before 01 Dec 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at application68 years
Max age at term end75 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 5 year fixed cashback remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.55% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.0% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE

Overall representative example

Based on borrowing£170,000 over 25 yearsThe overall cost of comparison3.72% APRC representative
Initial rate2.30% fixed for 2 years (24 instalments of £741.17pm)Subsequent rate (SVR)3.92% variable for the remaining 23 years (276 instalments of £879.17pm)
Lender fee£584Total amount payable£261,022.71

What does it mean to remortgage?

Remortgaging lets you switch to a new mortgage deal without moving house. You might remortgage when you want a better deal, to fix your rates, or when you want to take money out of your property for home improvements. You could either switch to a new lender, or get a better deal with your existing lender.

When you remortgage you'll be hoping to find better terms and lower rates. The amount you can borrow depends on your financial situation.

How to find remortgage deals

If you've already got a mortgage, but want to find better remortgage deals, use our remortgage comparison tables to find the most up-to-date deals.

The remortgage comparison tool includes every remortgage you can get in the UK, from all different lenders. So you can be sure the very best remortgage deals are included.

You might like to use our remortgage calculator to see how much you can borrow.

Can I remortgage through a broker?

You can use a broker to help you find the best remortgage rates if you wish to. But although the comparison table above does include all the remortgage deals, UK wide.

But using a broker can be a good option if you feel you need help with your remortgage. Perhaps you aren't sure how to remortgage, or you have a problem and need specialist support and remortgage advice. Maybe you have a small deposit, or are trying to remortgage with bad credit. Or perhaps you're doing a buy to let remortgage or shared ownership remortgage. In these cases, a broker could help choose a deal that suits your financial situation. They'll also support you with the remortgage process.

Read about how to choose what type of mortgage you need.

Why should I remortgage?

There are several reasons why you might want to remortgage.

You could save money by remortgaging. If your initial mortgage deal's ended, you'll automatically have been put on your lender's Standard Variable Rate (SVR). SVR rates are usually high, so it's worth looking for a remortgage deal as your remortgage rates are likely to be lower. Use a remortgage comparison tool like the one above to compare remortgage options and find the best remortgage rates, UK wide.

You can fix your costs for a few years when you remortgage. By choosing a fixed rate remortgage, your monthly payments will stay the same for however long you fix for. A fixed rate remortgage would be good for keeping a close eye on your spending, or if you're worried about interest rates going up. If your current mortgage has high interest rates, you might want to think about remortgaging and fixing your rates.

You can borrow more money. When you remortgage, you can borrow more money than when you first took out the mortgage. That means you can release some of the cash (equity) you have tied up in your property. If you remortgage, house renovations could take place, for example. If you compare remortgage rates with loan rates, you'll see that the interest rates on a mortgage are usually lower. That means it's a cost-effective way to borrow money.

You could shorten your mortgage term and own your property outright sooner. The most common mortgage term is 25 years, although maximum terms are getting longer and some are up to 40 years. By remortgaging to shorten the mortgage term, you can pay it off sooner. Overpaying your mortgage has the same effect, but not all mortgages let you do this and many charge you a fine for making overpayments. So remortgaging for a shorter term is a good option if you have spare cash and can make bigger monthly repayments. If you find the cheapest remortgage deal, your monthly payments could stay the same. But you'd still pay off your mortgage quicker because your new interest rate would be lower.

Because your property's value has increased. If your property's worth more now than when you bought it, you'll have a better loan to value (LTV) ratio. That means you might be able to access better remortgaging deals.

If your mortgage lender hasn't serviced you well. If you've had bad service from your mortgage provider, you might like to consider remortgaging. If so, you'll want to find one that has a reputation for delivering excellent customer service.

When you shouldn't remortgage

There are some circumstances when remortgaging isn't a good idea. In some situations, it could cost you more.

Be cautious of the following situations:

Paying a fee to leave your current mortgage early. Sometimes, if you want to remortgage part way through your mortgage deal, you'll have to pay an early repayment charge (ERC). ERCs are common on fixed-rate mortgages and can be as high as 5% of your mortgage. Sometimes you can be charged even if you remortgage with your existing lender. Make sure you read the small print or contact your mortgage lender to find out more.

The high costs of getting a new mortgage. When you're thinking of remortgaging, be aware of the remortgage fees. Remortgage costs can add up to around £2,000 and can include set-up fees, arrangement fees and/or booking fees.

If you've recently been rejected for a mortgage or any other debt product. Before you apply for another remortgage, check your credit file. If you've been rejected recently, there will be a reason. You'll need to find this reason before you apply for a remortgage. The more you apply and are rejected for a remortgage, UK wide, the worse the score your credit score will get. This'll make it harder for you to ever be accepted for another lending product. So you'll need to get your credit score up before applying again.

Factor in all the costs of remortgaging before you go ahead, to make sure it's the best decision for you. Get plenty of remortgage quotes and use our remortgage comparison table to find the best remortgage deals, UK wide.

Remortgage costs can be off-putting. But if the remortgage offers available to you are cheaper than your current mortgage, you'll save money on your monthly repayments.

Sometimes the best remortgage deals with no fees aren't the best deals overall. Read about how to make sure your new deal works out cheaper for you, even with the set-up costs.

How to get accepted for the best remortgage deals

When you're finding the best remortgage offer, make sure you're in the best financial shape you can be.

You'll need to pay attention to:

    What does the remortgage process involve?

    It's usually faster to remortgage than it is to buy a new house. It's especially fast if you're just getting a new deal with the same lender, and not borrowing any more money.

    But, if your deal's ending and you're remortgaging, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to do it. If you don't have a new deal when your current one ends, you'll automatically go onto your lender's SVR and it's more expensive.

    The process involves the following steps:

      Remortgage FAQs

      Remortgaging takes about four to eight weeks but can take longer if your application is rejected or there are any problems.

      Yes, you can switch to a deal with a new lender. They pay off your old mortgage and you can start making repayments to them instead.

      Yes, you can get a mortgage offer from a lender before you need it. Some mortgage in principle offers last for several months.

      Yes, some remortgages let you borrow more than what you owe on your property. You can use the extra money for specific purposes like renovations.

      Yes, lenders usually want to value your home before they offer you a new deal, especially when you switch to them from another mortgage company.

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      Last updated: 27 April 2020