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:
- Your home is currently worth £250,000.
- You still have an outstanding mortgage of £180,000.
- This means the equity in your home as it stands is £70,000.
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:
- Lower monthly instalment going forward.
- Money saved on paying interest over the term of your mortgage.
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.