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What Are The Different Types of Mortgages?

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If you’re thinking of buying your first home or re-mortgaging your current home it’s essential that you understand what the different types of mortgages there are!

This will stop you from getting trapped with a bad deal that just looks good at the start & could save you from losing your home.

So there are two main types of Mortgages, i’m going to keep it short and tell you exactly what you need to know about each one:

Repayment Mortgages

This is one of the most popular types of mortgage. The way Repayment Mortgages work is pretty simple, you pay back a bit of the loan and a bit of interest every month. That about it!

What Are The Best Repayment Mortgage Deals?

Lloyds Bank 2 Year Fixed Remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial Rate
1% fixed for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
4% variable
Overall Cost
4% APRC
Halifax 2 Year Fixed
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial Rate
1% fixed for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
4% variable
Overall Cost
4% APRC

Interest-Only Mortgages

With Interest-Only Mortgages, you pay back the interest each month and only pay back the original loan at the end of the mortgage term.

What Are The Best Interest-Only Mortgage Deals?

Monmouthshire 2 Year Fixed Mortgage
Maximum LTV
95%
Initial Rate
2.2% fixed for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
5.2% variable
Overall Cost
4.8% APRC
Barclays 2 Year Fixed
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial Rate
1.9%
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
4.2% variable
Overall Cost
4% APRC

Now you understand the two different types of mortgages, we’re going to talk about the different mortgage deals that you need to know about:

Fixed-Rate Mortgages

These are really simple, you just pay the same interest rate until the end of the Mortgage.

What Are The Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Deals?

Halifax 2 Year Fixed
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial Rate
1% fixed for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
4% variable
Overall Cost
4% APRC

Tracker Mortgages

The interest rate you pay follows (tracks) the Bank of England base rate. So the interest you usually pay is Base Rate (Bank of England) + your mortgage rate.

What Are The Best Tracker Mortgage Deals?

Nationwide Tracker Mortgage
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial Rate
1.4% Tracker for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
4.2% variable
Overall Cost
3.7% APRC
Natwest
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial Rate
1.3% Tracker for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
4.2% variable
Overall Cost
3.9% APRC

Discount Mortgages

Pretty much the same as Tracker Mortgages, you just get a little discount on the interest rate.

What Are The Best Discount Mortgage Deals?

Leeds Building Society Discounted Variable Mortgage
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial Rate
1.4% Discounted Variable for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
4.4% variable
Overall Cost
4.8% APRC
Monmouthshire 2 Year Discount Mortgage
Maximum LTV
8%
Initial Rate
2% fixed for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
5.2% variable
Overall Cost
4.8% APRC

Offset Mortgages

This uses money that you have you savings account to reduce the amount of the loan a.k.a mortgage that you pay interest on.

What Are The Best Offset Mortgage Deals?

Coventry Building Society 2 Year Fixed Offset
Maximum LTV
50%
Initial Rate
1% fixed for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
5% variable
Overall Cost
4% APRC
Yorkshire Building Society 2 Year Fixed Stepped Offset
Maximum LTV
65%
Initial Rate
2% fixed for 2 years
Subsequent Rate (SVR)
5% variable
Overall Cost
4% APRC

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