Choosing a mortgage can seem daunting when there are so many different mortgage lenders, offering so many different deals.
But, with our help, it can be perfectly straightforward.
Whatever you want to know about, just click on the related link for the information you need to make an informed choice.
Basically, when you’re looking for a mortgage, there are six things to decide. These are:
• The Amount
This will depend on a combination of factors, including the price of your chosen property, what you can afford and what your mortgage lender is willing to lend you.
For more on this, see How much can I borrow – coming next?
• The Term
You can sign up for a traditional 25-year mortgage term or borrow over a longer or shorter period.
To find out more, read What mortgage term should I choose?
• The Type of Mortgage
For more on this, visit Should I choose repayment or interest-only?
• The type of interest deal
To help you decide, read Should I go for a fix or a discount?
• The length of the deal
Fixes and discounts can last for anything from a few months to your full mortgage term, but deals lasting two to five years are most popular.
To find out more, see What length of Mortgage deal should I choose?
• The Mortgage Lender
Your mortgage lender could be a bank, building society or some other financial institution.
To help you find the one offering the best interest rate – and terms and conditions – for the type of loan you want, it’s important to have reliable advice.
You can get this from a mortgage broker or an IFA (independent financial adviser).
To help you make the choice, go to Finding your mortgage.