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Mortgage product transfer vs. remortgage

When it comes to managing your mortgage, there often comes a point where you need to make a decision that could significantly impact your financial future. Two common options that homeowners consider are mortgage product transfers and remortgages. While both choices offer unique advantages, the importance of seeking advice from a professional mortgage adviser cannot be overstated. Let’s explore the differences between a mortgage product transfer and a remortgage.

Mortgage product transfer

A mortgage product transfer is a process where you switch from one mortgage deal to another with your existing lender. This can be an attractive option if your current deal is coming to an end and your lender offers you a new deal to consider. The key benefits of a mortgage product transfer include:

a. Simplified process: A product transfer is often more streamlined and involves less paperwork compared to a full remortgage.

b. Lower costs: Product transfers may involve lower upfront costs, as you might avoid valuation fees and legal expenses.

c. Speed: In some cases, a product transfer can be completed more quickly than a remortgage, making it a suitable option if you're looking for a swift resolution.

Remortgage

A remortgage involves switching your mortgage to a new lender or a new deal with your existing lender. This option is usually considered when you're looking for better interest rates, improved terms, or to release equity from your property. Some notable advantages of remortgaging include:

a. Improved rates and terms: Remortgaging can potentially lead to lower interest rates and better terms, resulting in long-term savings.

b. Accessing increased value in your property: If the value of your property has increased since you first took out your mortgage, remortgaging can allow you to release some of that equity for other financial needs.

c. Flexibility: Remortgaging opens up the possibility of switching to a different type of mortgage that aligns better with your current financial goals.

While both mortgage product transfers and remortgages offer their own set of advantages, the decision-making process can be complex and overwhelming. This is where the expertise of a professional mortgage adviser becomes invaluable.

Remember, when it comes to mortgages, knowledge truly is power, and a mortgage adviser is your key to unlocking that power. Get in touch today.

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