We believe the process of buying a home should be simple and straightforward
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up with repayments on your mortgage
Information or documents you'll need to apply
When you apply for a mortgage, we’ll need some things from you, such as:
- Details of your names and addresses for the last 3 years
- Details of your current income
- Details about the property
Repaying your mortgage at the end of your term
Is all or part of your Co-operative Bank or Britannia mortgage on an interest only basis? If so, this means your monthly payment pays only the interest on your loan. It is important that you plan how you will repay the outstanding balance on your mortgage at the end of the mortgage term.
You should check regularly that your repayment plan remains on track. If your plan does not provide sufficient funds to repay your mortgage at the end of the term, you should make alternative arrangements now and it may be necessary to sell your property.
Worried about repaying your final balance?
Don’t delay - the sooner you take action the better. There are a number of ways to close the gap between your outstanding mortgage balance and the value of your current repayment plan e.g. an investment or savings scheme (such as ISA, endowment policy or pension lump sum) which is used to repay an interest only mortgage at the end of the term. In addition, the following options are available.
You could convert some or all of the outstanding balance of your loan to a capital & interest repayment mortgage over a term suitable and affordable to you. We will not charge you for switching from an interest only mortgage to a capital & interest repayment mortgage. This option will ensure that your mortgage will be repaid at the end of the term. If you wish to discuss this matter further please contact us on 08000 288 288.
Overpayments are when you pay an extra amount into your mortgage, with the aim of reducing your interest in the long run or reducing your term time.
If you have a fixed rate mortgage, you can overpay by up to 10% of your outstanding mortgage balance each year. If you overpay more than 10% each year during your fixed term, however, you will incur an early repayment charge. Once your fixed term ends, you won't need to pay an early repayment charge.
Customers who have a tracker mortgage can make unlimited overpayments without incurring an early repayment charge.
Full details of early repayment charges are provided with product information available on our rates pages.
Independent Financial Advice
If you have concerns regarding your existing payment loan and require on suitable plans we strongly recommend that you seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser.
- Please remember it is your responsibility to ensure that you have enough funds to repay your mortgage at the end of the term.
See if our FAQs can give you the answer.
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The Co-operative Bank reserves the right to change or withdraw any of its mortgage deals at any time. All loans are subject to status and valuation.