Sunday 15th July 2018

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Insight Private Finance Limited is an appointed representative of First Complete Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, 409065.

Registration address: Insight House, 7A Alkmaar Way, Norwich International Business Park, Norwich NR6 6BF. Registered Number: 05054882 Country of Registration: England and Wales.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Our administrative fee could be between 0% and 2% of the loan amount. For instance, a fee of 2% on a mortgage of £100,000 would mean a fee of £2,000. 50% of the fee payable is charged on application and 50% of the fee payable is charged on completion. The amount we will charge is dependent on the amount of research and administration that is required.

* In general, Buy to Let mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Mortgages Explained

Our knowledge, expertise and experience will help equip you with the resources to find an appropriate mortgage for your circumstances. We are able to search a comprehensive panel of lenders. We therefore, have access to some of the most suitable mortgage packages available.

Basically there are two types of mortgages, Capital Repayment and Interest Only.

Please note that products below will incur a booking or arrangement fee.

Capital Repayment Mortgage

This mortgage guarantees the capital and interest will be repaid at the end of the agreed mortgage term; providing all monthly mortgage repayments are paid on time and in full.

Interest Only

Interest Only Mortgages mean your monthly payments only pay the interest charges on your loan. The loan amount borrowed will need to be repaid at the end of the term of the mortgage. The advantage of this type of borrowing is that monthly payments are generally lower than other types of mortgages. However, other arrangements for repaying the loan amount must be made at the end of the mortgage term.

The following can be applied to both Capital Repayment and Interest Only mortgages and will determine your monthly payments and the length of term of the mortgage.

Standard Variable Rate Mortgages

Standard Variable Rate Mortgages or SVR, describe the mortgages that follow the rising and falling rates, set by the lenders in conjunction with and in reflection of the changes to the Bank of England’s base rate. Discounted, tracker and fixed mortgages often revert to SVR mortgages at the end of the agreed product term.

Flexible Mortgages

Borrowers can be in far more control of their monthly payments with a Flexible Mortgage. Depending on the mortgage provider, borrowers may choose to make overpayments, which means the term of the mortgage can be reduced, allowing the overall cost of borrowing to be reduced. Payment vacations or suspensions of payment allow flexibility of lifestyle, but may increase the term or overall cost of the mortgage. Often interest is charged daily, rather than annually, and features can vary from provider to provider.

Fixed Mortgages

These have proven popular with borrowers who want to be able to budget with no surprises in any base rate increases; the rate of interest is ‘fixed’ for an agreed term. Usually penalties apply in the form of early repayment charges, should you want to repay the mortgage early.

Tracker Mortgages

Tracker Mortgages are tied to a base rate, usually the Bank of England. Product interest rates can be set to exceed or be below the base rate that is being tracked and any changes in that rate will be reflected in tracker rate too. Currently most rates tracking the Bank of England base rate are set above this rate. Early repayment charges may apply.

Discounted Rate Mortgages

These are mortgages which feature interest rates set below the lender’s Standard Variable Rates for a specific period of time. Discounted Rate Mortgages allow payments for a set period of time to vary in line with changes in the lender’s Standard Variable Rate. After the set term expires, interest typically reverts to the Standard Variable Rate. Early repayment charges are usually attached to Discounted Rate Mortgages.

Buy-to-Let Mortgages

Buy to Let Mortgages are more expensive than traditional mortgage products due to the higher risks involved to the lender. The lender will establish a pre-determined percentage by which monthly rental income would normally exceed the monthly mortgage repayment figure. Buy-to-Let Mortgages are subject to proof of assets or income.

If you are interested in developing a property portfolio or increasing your existing one, we can advise on suitable opportunities available.

In general, Buy to Let mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.