Category: repayment

Don’t stay on the lenders standard variable rate for the sake of it!

2019 has started as expected, with the main stay being uncertainty. Already we’ve seen three lenders stop lending or pull all of their products due to ‘costs of funding’ and ‘uncertain times ahead’.  This is all a bit ‘de ja vu’ compared to back in 2007/8 before the big ‘crash’.  However, this time we’re not […]

Arranging a repayment vehicle for an Interest Only loan is not a job for ‘tomorrow’.

There has been increasing commentary recently regarding Interest Only and Repayment mortgages. With an Interest Only mortgage, you only pay interest and no capital and so, at the end of your chosen term, you still owe the lender the same amount as when you began. Normally with this method, it is recommended that you contribute […]

What is a normal retirement age for mortgages?

You may have seen the Citizens Advice Bureau release research estimating that nearly 1 million people have an Interest Only mortgage with no obvious way of repaying it.  This means that come normal retirement age, the lender has the right to request repayment of their loan.  If the customer has no way of repaying this […]

Lenders are restricting the Interest Only option.

There has been much hype recently regarding Interest Only versus Capital and Interest (Repayment) mortgages. With an Interest Only mortgage, you only pay interest, so, at the end of your chosen term, you still owe the lender the same amount as when you began. Normally with this method, it is recommended that you contribute to […]