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Lower your monthly repayments or release equity for a lump sum toward home improvements. Remortgaging your property could be the right move for you.

Your mortgage is probably your biggest monthly expense, but by moving to a new lender with lower rates, we could help you save money on repayments. Let’s take the hassle out of switching – use our remortgage calculator to get started.
  • Lower your monthly payment, depending on circumstances.

  • Save on the interest paid over the term of your current mortgage deal.

  • Get help with finding the right product for your needs from our friendly, experienced customer service team.

  • Check your eligibility without affecting your credit score with Norton Finance’s soft search.

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What is remortgaging?

Remortgaging is when you replace your existing mortgage plan with new terms. It could help you find a better deal and reduce your monthly mortgage payments, while also freeing up funds for home improvements or life’s important moments – like a wedding.

Reasons to remortgage

There are several reasons to remortgage, from homeowners who’ve seen an increase in market value to those looking to improve their home.

If your property is worth more now, considering your mortgage repayments against the estimate increase, you may want to renegotiate the terms of your mortgage.

Before looking into this, it’s worth knowing your equity, for example:

You can use this equity value to calculate your loan-to-value rate (LTV), which is given as a percentage. A lower LTV rate can be a great way to secure lower interest rates on your remortgage deal. This may mean:

The alternative is to borrow more money than you currently owe against the value of your home. You’ll receive the difference as a lump sum in your bank account to use for your chosen purpose.

There are alternatives though, and remortgaging doesn’t always rely on increases in market value. Whether it’s for a holiday, home renovation, or your business, there’s options to suit you.

For more information, read our guide to remortgaging to release equity in your home.

Before you apply…

Remortgaging is about using your current financial situation to save money on mortgage repayments or raise some much-needed cash as a lump sum.

You’ll benefit from applying for a remortgage if your financial situation is improving. However, if your home has decreased in value or your credit report has been negatively impacted, you could end up paying more per month than you set out to.

Before you apply, check out our guide on what you need to know before remortgaging.

Am I eligible for a remortgage?

Your eligibility for a remortgage depends on a few factors such as:

These factors can also determine how much you can borrow. With Norton Finance, this could vary anywhere between £5,000 to £500,000.

Lenders have their own criteria when deciding your remortgage terms, but by working with a wide range of lenders we can try to find a loan that suits your specific circumstances.

Before committing to a remortgage, ensure you can afford any new repayments or fees. For more advice, visit our guide to remortgaging with bad credit.

Costs of remortgaging

There may be fees involved when it comes to remortgaging. The process often requires contractual changes, so it’s important to consider these before deciding whether to remortgage.

Switching lenders could incur an early repayment charge if you’re still fixed into a deal, meaning you must pay your old lender for moving your mortgage. For example, a fixed rate mortgage will normally have an early repayment charge if you repay or change your mortgage during the initial fixed-rate period.

Some mortgages may have administration charges to consider, including booking, valuation, and conveyancing costs. Not all lenders will charge these, but you may want to look into it before making any commitments. When you apply for a remortgage with us, we’ll make clear all the possible fees you could face at each stage of the remortgage process.

Pros and cons of remortgaging

Like any important decision in life, you should weigh up the pros and cons of remortgaging before making the big commitment.

Pros of remortgaging

Cons of remortgaging

Types of remortgages

There are different types of remortgage loan, so see below to help you decide which one is right for you:

Buy to let remortgages

You can remortgage your buy to let property, helping you to secure better terms and free-up cash.

Discover more about remortgaging your buy to let

Business remortgages

Renegotiate better deals on your monthly repayments, then reinvest the savings elsewhere with business remortgages.

Reinvest when you remortgage

Consolidation remortgages

Raise money to help cover the cost of other debts by remortgaging your property.

With a consolidation remortgage, you can raise money to aid in covering the costs of other debts.

Remortgage to consolidate debt

Bad credit remortgages

Bad credit remortgages offer flexible loan terms, provided you can meet the repayment threshold.

Discover your options for bad credit remortgages

Home improvements remortgages

Release some of the equity in your property as a lump sum to spend on home improvements through remortgaging.

Find out about remortgaging for home improvements

Frequently Asked Questions

Still unsure whether remortgaging is the right move? We’ve compiled answers to the more common questions we get asked at Norton Finance.

How long are the repayment terms?

Our flexible repayment terms range from 3 to 30 years.

What are the interest rates?

Interest rates will depend on your individual circumstances, starting from 2.25%.

Are there any loan fees?

We get our commission from the lender, not the customer. We may charge a broker fee of 7.5% of the loan amount requested, but that’s capped at £2,495.

Do I need a solicitor?

If you’re remortgaging with the same lender, they’ll handle the legal work. However, if you’re switching for a better rate elsewhere or want to release a cash lump sum, a conveyancing solicitor can assist with all the legal paperwork. This is sometimes provided from the lender’s own panel of solicitors.

Do I need a valuation?

You’ll need to get a valuation on your property or know what it is currently worth. This will give you an idea of how much you may be able to borrow and if you could find a better deal elsewhere.

Can I pay off a remortgage early?

You can pay off a remortgage in full at any time during the agreement - but most lenders will charge an Early Repayment Fee if stated in your original mortgage contract. It’s worth considering if these fees will make early repayment worth it.

Applying for a remortgage

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to getting a remortgage quote. That’s why we’ve tried to make the process as easy as possible for all homeowners.

Once you know how much you want to borrow, use our remortgage calculator at the top of the page to help find a deal that suits you. Once we’ve gathered all the details, we’ll guide you through the next steps of the remortgaging process.

What can I use a remortgage for?

People may choose a remortgage product for a variety of reasons, including:

Build

Home improvements

You could release funds for refreshing the kitchen, converting a downstairs bathroom, or another project.
Lump Sum

Cash lump sum

Whether it’s planning a dream wedding or helping family through university, a cash lump sum can sometimes come in handy during life’s big moments.
Loft

Extension or loft conversion

You could increase your profits when it’s time to sell by remortgaging now to finance big home improvement projects.
Home

Buying another property

Purchasing a second property for rental can be a good source of income.

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