OBTAINING A UK REMORTGAGE
Getting a UK Remortgage is reasonably easy,there are lots of UK mortgage companies able to offer a UK Remortgage service however before taking the steps to obtaining a UK Remortgage it would be wise to work out the costs involved as UK Remortgages dont always save you money due to fees involved in the transfer process,Before you even start looking for a UK Remortgage check with your current mortgage provider whether you will be charged a fee to transfer to another mortgage provider,this can sometimes be huge,especially if you have only had your current mortgage for just a short time.
UK REMORTGAGE INTEREST RATES
Once you have checked with your current mortgage provider that it isnt going to be too costly to move to another Mortgage Provider its time to look into the savings that can be made by getting a UK Remortgage ,interest rates Vary massively for UK Remortgages so its well worth shopping around to get the best deal available to you at the time,you really want to be looking at a rate difference of around 1.5% or lower than the interest rate you are currently paying to make any significant difference,for example a mortgage over 20 yrs for £150,000 would cost around £986 per month, if you could get a UK Remortgage for the same amount over the same time period but at 3.5% this would only cost around £868 per month, a saving of over £118.00 each month or £1416.00 per year though do be aware though that if its not a fixed rate mortgage this figure could rise if interest rates were to go up.
UK REMORTGAGE FEES
Another reason why there really needs to be a big difference in interest rates between your current mortgage provider and your new UK Remortgage provider is that there is undoubtedly going to be fees in changing over that need to be accounted for, your existing mortgage provider may not charge an exit fee if you have been with them a long time but your new UK Remortgage provider will usually require a survey be undertaken before agreeing to loan you the money and these can be quite expensive,in the region of between £300 and £1000 each, also check to make sure whether your new mortgage provider has any start up costs or not, a lot do,sometimes its a tiny amount like £25 but it can also be a much higher amount like £2500,if the interest rate they are offering is substantial it may be worth paying this setup fee if you intend to keep your new uk remortgage for a long time but if not it could take a long time to recoup this amount of money.
In Conclusion getting a UK Remortgage can be a good idea but do look into the fees involved very closely,Really there needs to be a substantial difference between the interest rate you are paying and the interest rate the UK Remortgage provider is offering you,this is especially so if there are exit and start up fees and also dont forget about the survey that will be required by your new UK Remortgage Provider which needs paying before they will agree to give you the loan,there are many UK Remortgage providers out there including banks,building societies,Independant mortgage advisers,and even a lot of larger credit unions which will now also offer UK Remortgages, The important thing is not to rush into it,take your time looking around,when you find a a UK Remortgage Provider offering a good interest rate checkout the fees involved carefully and if possible,always try to get a UK Remortgage with the same time remaining as your existing loan,else if you start fresh with a 25yr UK Remortgage you may have lower monthly payments but in the long run you will end up paying much much more in interest and be paying the loan off for a much longer period.