People buying their first home often have specific needs when it comes to finding a mortgage. A range of mortgages exists specifically for this market sector.
With options for overpayment and payment ‘holidays’, a flexible mortgage can make the traditional 25-year British mortgage look rather old-fashioned.
The government has put in place a number of schemes to support house purchasers, such as Help to Buy.
The financial services industry regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has set out a new set of rules for mortgage advisers, and lenders, to improve the process of getting a mortgage.
An offset mortgage enables you to use your savings to reduce your mortgage balance and the interest you pay on it.
Remortgaging means switching your mortgage to another deal with another lender without moving property.
These are mortgages suited to people building a new home. With a self build mortgage, money is released in stages as the build progresses.
These types of mortgages are designed for property investors and private landlords, who do not intend to live in the purchased property but will let property to tenants.