How remortgaging can protect you from base rate rises

How remortgaging can protect you from base rate rises

 

Recent increases to the Bank of England base rate mean many homeowners are having to pay more for their mortgage each month. In the current climate it’s more important than ever to save on our outgoings so why don't you see if you can protect yourself from further increases to the base rate by remortgaging? But while cutting the cost of your mortgage may be your focus there are other reasons why you may want to remortgage too such as releasing equity from your home to pay for your dream home renovations. That's why we've put this article together to explain everything you need to know…

 

How does the base rate affect mortgage rates?

In terms of how it will affect your current mortgage, this will depend on what type of mortgage you have. If you’re on a tracker mortgage your monthly repayments will rise automatically if the base rate increases. While if you’re currently on a fixed rate deal you’ll only start paying a different amount when your deal ends. And if you’re on your lender’s standard variable rate, the rate you’ll pay can change at the lender’s discretion. This means that if the base rate increases, your lender can pass on the full increase, some of it, or none of it.

 

Remortgaging: How do I find the right deal?

With some experts predicting the base rate could rise to between 1.5% to 2% by the end of this year many people are choosing to remortgage now to lock in a fixed rate and protect themselves against potential future increases. So think about whether this could be right for you. It could be the perfect time to remortgage, especially if you’re coming to the end of your fixed deal, if you’re on a tracker mortgage or if you’re currently on the standard variable rate.

However if you want to remortgage it’s a good idea to move swiftly. One way to speed the process up is to speak to an expert mortgage adviser. Our team of expert advisers have access to 1000s of mortgages so they can find the right deal for you. So not only will you get the right mortgage for your needs, you’ll save time too. Just make sure to check if you need to pay any fees like an early repayment charge if you remortgage.

 

What are the benefits of remortgaging?

But while saving money is key there are lots of other reasons for remortgaging. That’s because when you remortgage you may be able to release some of the equity from your home. You could use this to pay for home renovations such as getting a home extension ready for the World Cup this winter or landscaping your garden to create the perfect outside space for the summer.

You can release equity for other reasons too such as to pay for a new car or a dream holiday. Perhaps you want to get away to make up for lost time after being stuck at home so much during the pandemic?

While you’ll be borrowing more on your mortgage if you’re planning to do this you may find that if you switch onto a better deal than you’re currently on when you remortgage, your payments won’t increase by as much as you had thought. Which means it could be much more affordable than you had considered. Plus creating a beautiful garden or adding an extension can add value to your house too.

 

Worried about base rate rises? We’re here to help

So if you’re interested in finding out more about your remortgage options our team of expert mortgage advisers are ready to answer all your questions and help you find the right mortgage. So contact us today!

 

You may have to repay an early repayment charge to your existing lender if you remortgage.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances. The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is £495.

 

 

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Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances.
The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is £495.

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