Interest only mortgages are popular because the monthly repayments are more affordable than repayment mortgages, but they are seldom offered by the big high street lenders any more.
That doesn’t mean you can’t get one. You just need to know where to look, and more importantly, how to apply. John Charcol is an expert in helping clients to secure interest only mortgages.
Interest only mortgages do exactly what they say – pay off just the interest. At the end of the mortgage, you need to have a way of paying off the capital loan for the property. If you don’t have this repayment vehicle in place, your home may be repossessed, so there is risk for both borrower and lender.
Given the current low interest rates on savings and investments we are experiencing, lenders have stricter rules around who they will lend to on this basis and many simply won’t support this kind of mortgage any more.
As mortgage experts with years of experience, we have helped numerous clients to get interest only mortgages.
We know the smaller building societies and private banks that maybe prepared to offer interest only mortgages in the right circumstances and we’ll make a personal case for people we think are likely to be successful.
These are just some examples of the circumstances that might enable you to qualify for an interest only mortgage:
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Because as the name suggests, you are only paying off the interest each month. The critical issue is that you need to be able to show how you will pay the capital off at the end.
Some high street lenders have either withdrawn these products or are reluctant to lend in these terms, but there are still lots of smaller building societies and banks that will lend on a case-by-case basis.
No. Most lenders perceive interest only mortgages as a more risky loan so have many criteria about who they will lend to. We take each one on a case-by-case basis.
Typically you can fund up 50% of the property value with an interest only mortgage.
Not a set limit, but interest only mortgages are always for a defined period linked to how you will be repaying the capital.