When your introductory mortgage deal comes to an end your mortgage lender may choose to offer you a new deal so you that you feel more inclined to stay with them, this is known as a product transfer.
Unfortunately, lenders do not always reward your loyalty and the offer they make you might not be competitive with deals that are obtainable elsewhere. Even more annoyingly, these product transfer rates are not as good as compared to deals offered to new customers.
Whilst swapping to a new deal with your current Lender may well be fairly easy online, it is always in your interest to see what other deals you may be eligible for. Lenders will also tempt you to effect a new deal online without taking advice.
This can be really dangerous because if you do this without Remortgage Advice in Nottingham as you are waving goodbye to all the valuable consumer protection you would otherwise have benefitted from.
We have seen numerous examples of customers effecting these “follow-on” deals and locking themselves into an inappropriate deal. Because they opted out of advice then they have waived a lot of their rights in terms of making a complaint.
We did have a recent case where a customer who was pregnant did this and was declined for a small further advance to fund some necessary home improvements a few months later. She then had to pay a hefty early repayment charge to swap to a new Lender who would grant her the additional funds.
If we think a product transfer is the most suitable deal for you we will recommend that as a course of action for you and if we arrange the mortgage for you as a mortgage broker then all the regulation and consumer protection will apply.
In short, even if your requirement seems straightforward we recommend you always take the option of Mortgage Advice in Nottingham – a second opinion costs nothing and making a mistake when taking a new product can be costly.
The market for Remortgages in Nottingham is highly competitive and savings can generally be made by searching the market for a new deal.