A repayment mortgage is where you borrow a lump sum over a fixed period of time (usually 25 years but this time can be shorter or longer). You pay the interest and some of the capital on a monthly basis to the lender.
Advantages of a Repayment Mortgage
- Some flexibility with repayments.
- The only way you can be 100% certain the loan will be repaid at the end of the term, providing repayments are maintained throughout.
Disadvantages of a Repayment Mortgage
- Monthly mortgage payments will be higher than interest only mortgages covered by an investment/life assurance to repay the capital.
- Only a small amount of capital is paid off in the early years as the monthly mortgage payment consists of a higher proportion of interest to capital repayment.
YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR OTHER LOAN SECURED ON IT.
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