SVRs

Homeowners face £3,242 penalty for failing to remortgage

Friday, 02 June 2017 | News

Consumers with a mortgage at one of the UK’s big six lenders could be losing more than £3,000 a year by staying on their provider’s standard variable rate (SVR).

Millions struggle to repay mortgage yet over half have never remortgaged

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 | News

More than half of homeowners have never remortgaged to another deal, even though in most cases this could cut their monthly repayments.

Skipton announces shock SVR hike

Wednesday, 24 February 2010 | News

Thousands of homeowners could see their mortgage repayments jump by more than £2,000 a year after Skipton Building Society confirmed it will hike the cost of its standard variable rate (SVR).

Reduce your mortgage debt

Friday, 14 August 2009 | News

It’s a confusing time for homeowners: on the one hand, new mortgage rates are at some of the lowest levels seen for years; on the other, falling property values will eat into any equity you may have in your home.

Make the most of falling costs

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Despite the recession, rising unemployment and general economic doom and gloom, many of us should be feeling a little richer, according to new research.

Could HSBC match your mortgage rate?

Friday, 05 June 2009 | News

HSBC has relaunched its popular rate-matcher deal, which offers existing homeowners a new mortgage paying the same rate they currently enjoy.

Should you fix your mortgage?

Thursday, 04 June 2009 | News

Whether you are looking to buy a property or need to remortgage, the question on everybody’s lips is whether tracker mortgages are still worthwhile or if now might be the time to fix.

Don't get stuck in the SVR trap

Thursday, 05 March 2009 | News

Mortgage borrowers taking advantage of low rates on their lenders’ standard variable rate (SVR) deals have been warned they could end up paying more for their loans down the road.

Lenders claw back profit on mortgages

Monday, 17 November 2008 | News

Rates on tracker mortgages have jumped despite a 2% fall in the Bank of England base rate since October.

Take control of your finances

Monday, 10 November 2008 | Article

For most people, money matters are the financial equivalent of the cupboard under the stairs packed with odds and ends we don’t know what to do with, and can’t bear to look at.