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Buy-to-let mortgages explained

Buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages are for landlords who want to buy property to rent it out. The rules around buy-to-let mortgages are similar to those around regular mortgages, but there are some key differ...

Second charge or second mortgages

Second charge mortgages are a secured loan, which means they use the borrower’s home as security. Many people use them to raise money instead of remortgaging, but there are some things you need to b...

What is equity release?

Equity release refers to a range of products letting you access the equity (cash) tied up in your home if you are over the age of 55. You can take the money you release as a lump sum or, in several sm...

Lifetime mortgage

With a lifetime mortgage, you take out a loan secured on your home which does not need to be repaid until you die or go into long-term care. It frees up some of the wealth you have tied up in your hom...

Equity release help

Firms selling equity release have to give you certain important information to help you decide on whether to enter a scheme. Here’s a summary of what to look out for and what you’ll receive. ...

Home reversion

With a home reversion, you sell all or part of your home in return for a cash lump sum, a regular income, or both. Your home, or the part of it you sell, now belongs to someone else. However, you’re...

Retirement interest-only mortgages

As you approach retirement, you might find it hard to renew your interest-only mortgage, even if you’re comfortably meeting your monthly repayments. But at the same time, you might want to unlock so...

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