The Remortgage process can be used for numerous reasons, the most popular of these is to obtain a new mortgage product offering a lower interest rate or terms that are more competitive than your existing lender can offer you.

Most lenders will allow you to raise funds simultaneously for a genuine purpose such as home improvements, debt consolidation or divorce.

What is a remortgage?

In its simplest form a remortgage means shopping around for a better deal. Each lender will offer a wide variety of mortgage products and it is important to check these against what your own lender can offer you.

Even a small change in interest rate or a lower fee structure could mean saving hundreds of pounds.

When to remortgage?

There is no correct time to remortgage, you can do it at any time but certain times would be preferential. Everybody should look at re-mortgaging when their mortgage product expires.

The majority of mortgage products will have a penalty clause period. If you remortgage within this period a substantial charge could be taken by your existing lender making it less viable. Mortgaging to ensure this penalty clause is not charged enhances the reason to move. At this time you can request extra funds for other purposes.

To take full advantage of the best Interest rates lenders are offering remortgage options should be examined at every opportunity.


Re-mortgaging on a regular basis can saving you hundreds of pounds and will ensure you pay your mortgage off in the quickest time.


Mainstream lenders want to lend money but they need to attract your business. As such, although legal work is undertaken within a remortgage, there are products available where the legal conveyancing costs are covered for you.

As well as this, products can also provide a mortgage valuation on your property without cost.

In this instance it means you are comparing like for like looking at the interest rates and lender fees rather than ancillary costs.

Fees and Charges

As whole of market mortgage brokers this means our advisors are able to search the market on your behalf. In addition, the adviser will examine the full product details to ensure that all aspects are taken into account to advise if a remortgage is worthwhile.

Fees will impact on the decision if a remortgage is the correct path (some of these fees can also be added to your new mortgage, this will impact on the overall cost of the borrowing along with how both the new and the old lender calculate their interest).

Fees to be taken into account are:

  • Lenders product fee

  • Lenders booking fee

  • Valuation fees

  • Valuation administration costs

  • Existing lenders account closure fees

  • Telegraphic transfer fees

  • Legal costs

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