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  • mnbv
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    Hmmm… one broker told me no you can’t get an interest only mortgages anymore, the other said yes no problem – in fact all of the interest rates don’t change whether you’re on a repayment of interest only mortgage.

    Has anyone here got an interest only mortgage recently with a roughly 10-20% mortgage?

    Thanks,

    mnbv

    (p.s. I’d be investing the difference between the repayment amount and the interest only amount, so please don’t divert my thread by telling me I’m a financially reckless parasite!)

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I got an interest-only mortgage a few months ago (it was only for a few weeks though as I was using it for bridging). It was with Abbey National.

    Ho hum
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    The FCA became quite interested in interest only mortgages when it began its Mortgage Market Review and this caused a lot of companies to either severely restrict their lending criteria or pull out of the sector altogether.

    samuri
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    We got one in August but that was on the house we were moving out of.

    jon1973
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    It was with Abbey National.

    Do they even exist any more?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    As a brand name under Santander, yes.

    oxnop
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    As a brand name under Santander, yes.

    Err, not sure they do. And to confirm Santander will only let you do 50% on I/O

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    oxnop wrote:

    As a brand name under Santander, yes.
    Err, not sure they do.

    I could scan in the mortgage papers I suppose …… 🙄

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    the other said yes no problem – in fact all of the interest rates don’t change whether you’re on a repayment of interest only mortgage.

    Been able to switch to one recently. Though I would suggest asking the broker who said yes…

    mekon
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    Why would you want an interest only mortage? Reason why they aren’t that available is because its a ticking timebomb.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    [quoteWhy would you want an interest only mortage? Reason why they aren’t that available is because its a ticking timebomb.[/quote]

    Not if you live in that London….

    Tracker1972
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    Why would you want an interest only mortage? Reason why they aren’t that available is because its a ticking timebomb.

    Or your partner isn’t working for a few years whilst the kids grow up and you only have one wage… When they say it is a 25 year deal it turns out you can actually swap before the end, who knew!

    thegreatape
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    Nothing wrong with them at all, provided you a) understand what it is and b) are sensible. Which applies to any borrowing.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    I got one in July (remortgage). The mortgage was a fairly small percentage of the property value though and I also had to provide quite a lot of proof that I had some kind of coherent plan in place to repay it.

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