The clients had previously switched their former residential property onto a Let to Buy Mortgage to allow them to raise funds for a deposit on a new purchase. The fixed rate was due for renewal and therefore they needed to look at securing a new mortgage. Both applicants were full time employed with a clean credit history.
Currently, due to slow service levels from lenders and increasing mortgage interest rates, the client wanted to lock in a rate a few months in advance to ensure the lowest rate possible. They were not looking to capital raise therefore we could explore both product transfer options as well as a full remortgage to a new lender. They informed us that a 5 Year fixed on interest only would be preferred due to the current economic uncertainty.
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Upon reviewing the options with their current lender, it was apparent that it could prove beneficial to assess the whole market to see if a new lender could provide a cheaper loan. A full assessment of the mortgage market was undertaken and it became apparent that a full Remortgage to a new lender, who were offering a free valuation and free legal service would save the clients over £1,500 across the 5 Years, compared with the Product Transfer options which existed with their current lender. The application was submitted and the Mortgage Offer was issued within 14 working days.
When looking to obtain a new fixed rate it may often seem easier to carry out a Product Transfer with your existing lender, however as this example proves, it is certainly always worth speaking with an experienced Mortgage Broker who can offer a hands-on approach to your Buy to Let Remortgage to compare your options and see if money can be saved by remortgaging elsewhere.
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