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Secured Homeowner loans

A secured homeowner loan may allow you to borrow more than an unsecured loan – often at a lower interest rate.

Homeowner (or home owner) loans are designed to help anyone who has a mortgage or owns their property outright get access to the funding they need. They’re also known by other names, including secured loans, home equity loans or second mortgages. There’s a lot of choice on the market, so let us take the hassle out of finding a suitable loan for you
  • We search wider than the high street to find the most suitable loan product for you

  • Find loan products that let you borrow against the value of your home, up to a set percentage

  • Home owner loan interest rates may be lower than unsecured loans

  • Get offers based on your unique circumstances for a better range of choice

  • Searching for a homeowner loan through Norton Finance won’t affect your credit score

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What are homeowner loans?

A home owner loan is a type of credit secured against the value of your property. You can use the value of your home as a guarantee that you’ll be able to repay a loan. This way, you put up your property as an asset, which can lower the interest rate you’re offered.

How do they work?

Unlike other loan products, a home owner loan uses the value of your property to determine how much you can borrow, up to a set percentage of its value. The amount you borrow is secured against the value of your home. You’ll then pay off the loan each month over an agreed timeframe

Benefits of choosing a homeowner loan

Applying for a homeowner loan can give you access to finance with more favourable terms. Because they use the value of your home as a guarantee, lenders will often give you access to lower interest rates and higher loan values than with unsecured loans.

It means you may be offered lower interest rates and more choice over the duration of your loan, giving you a more manageable monthly repayment.

Disadvantages of a homeowner loan

Although putting your home up as security for a loan tends to increase your chances of landing better terms, this can be a huge decision that requires a big commitment and careful consideration.

If you fail to meet the repayments, your home may be used to recover the outstanding debt by lenders, so it’s vital you ensure you can afford the repayments before you apply.

Is a homeowner loan right for me?

Before you take out a home owner loan, there are a number of things to consider to make sure it’s the right option for you.

Are the terms right for me?

Before you apply, you should be confident that you can manage monthly repayments. It’s especially important with loans for homeowners, considering you’re putting up your property as a form of security.

Can I afford the repayments?

Think about your typical monthly income and outgoings. If your circumstances were to change, could you still afford the repayments? A secured home owner loan may have a long repayment period, so you want to be sure you can afford your payments before you commit.

Am I eligible for a homeowner loan?

If you own all or part of your own home, you could be eligible for a homeowner loan. Even if you’re applying with CCJs, or are self-employed or retired, we can help find the right loan for you. Read our guide to loan eligibility to find out more.

What do I need to apply for a homeowner loan?

First things first, you’ll need to decide how much you wish to borrow and for how long. You can use our home owner loans online calculator to see what your repayments may look like. You can then begin your application online.

As well as your most recent mortgage statement, it’s best to make sure you have all the following details to hand:

Representative example

SECURED LOANS - Rates start at 6.7% variable. We also have a range of plans with rates up to 36.6%, giving us the flexibility to help you find a loan that suits your needs.

Representative example: if you borrow £34,480 over 10 years, initially on a fixed rate for 5 years at 7.60% and for the remaining 5 years on the lenders standard variable rate of 8.10%, you will make 60 monthly payments of £467.50 and 60 monthly payments of £473.06.

The total repayable would be £56,528.60 ( This includes a lender fee of £595 and a broker fee of £4137) The overall cost for comparison is 11.3% APRC representative.

The maximum APR is 36.6%.

What can I use a homeowner loan for?

A homeowner loan from Norton Finance can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including:


Home improvements

Using a homeowner loan to carry out renovations on your home could increase your property value.

Debt consolidation

Some people choose to use homeowner loans to consolidate their debts into one repayment plan.

Starting a business

You could use your homeowner loan to set up an enterprise and invest in your future.

Frequently asked questions about homeowner loans

If you’re thinking about applying for a loan, you’ll probably have a few questions. We’ve answered some of the most common below.

Can I move house with a home owner loan?

Yes, you can move house while still paying off a home owner loan. However, you’ll most likely need to pay off the outstanding loan balance. Some lenders may allow you to transfer the loan to your new property.

How much can I borrow against my home?

The maximum amount you can borrow against your home will depend on the amount of equity you hold in the house. This is determined by your home’s value and the percentage of that value the lender is willing to accept, plus any existing mortgage balance on your property. See our guide to things to consider before you apply.

How long will it take?

Once you apply for a loan, you’ll usually receive a decision in principle within 24 hours. The loan should then be finalised within about two weeks of applying.

How long are the repayment terms?

Repayment terms are flexible. We offer short term loans for homeowners which start from as little as one year, as well as long-term products which can last 30 years. The most important thing is that you’re comfortable with the time period.

What are the interest rates?

While homeowner loan rates can be as low as 6.7%, the rate you secure will depend on your history of personal finances, the value of your home and your current circumstances.

Do Norton Finance charge any loan fees?

We’re a broker, not a bank, so we make a full homeowner loan comparison search across lenders’ products to see how they stack up. Once a loan is secured, we take a commission payment from the lender and may also charge a broker fee. This is calculated at up to 12.5% of the loan itself, and capped at £4,950. If a loan is unsecured, we won’t charge a broker fee.

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