Borrowing more money

Since nationalisation we have been closed to new mortgage business and are unable to offer further loans to existing borrowers, other than in exceptional circumstances.

As we are unable to provide you with a further loan, you will need to move your mortgage to another lender. Other lenders may allow you to borrow a greater amount, or could offer you the opportunity to take a further loan once your remortgage has completed. You may also find that you are able to find a better mortgage deal and could save money on your monthly payments.

Finding a suitable mortgage with another lender

We recommend that you speak to a mortgage broker or independent financial adviser to find a mortgage that meets your needs. If you don’t have one, we can help.

If you are a homeowner looking for a residential mortgage, we can introduce you to mortgageforce™ who through its panel of brokers and approved product providers may be able to help. These brokers can give you impartial, expert whole of market mortgage advice.

The brokers are waiving their usual advice fees for customers that we refer directly. To be put in touch with a mortgageforce™ broker, please Contact us.

If you are a Lifetime mortgage customer, we have teamed up with Just Retirement Solutions, a market leader in the field of lifetime mortgages, who can help you find a product suitable for your current needs and circumstances.

As an added incentive, Just Retirement Solutions have agreed to waive their usual advice fees for customers that we refer directly, so please contact us to be put in touch.

Other ways to search the market

If you would prefer to find your own broker, you can visit the independent Unbiased website. However, please be aware that many brokers charge an advice fee for their services.

Alternatively you may want to try our unique Dealfinder tool. This enables you to enter your specific criteria and search the whole market to find a better deal.

Please note – the DealFinder tool is not suitable for Lifetime mortgage customers due to the specialist nature of these products.

No Early Repayment Charges

Depending on your specific mortgage, you may be liable to pay us an Early Repayment Charge (ERC) if you move your mortgage to another lender. To make this process easier for you however, we are currently waiving all ERCs until further notice, so you won't have to pay this fee at present, even if it would usually have applied.

Please note – the offer to waive ERCs may not apply to customers with Lifetime mortgages, please contact us to find out if you qualify.

Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.