Capital Repayment Mortgages
Capital repayment mortgages are home loans where you repay capital, which is the amount you borrowed along with some interest each month. A repayment mortgage will usually be guaranteed to be repaid by the end of the mortgage term (around 25 years) as long as you meet all of your monthly payments. If you are purchasing a home to live in rather than buy to let, capital and interest mortgages are the most common mortgage type in the current market.
Capital and interest repayments consist of monthly payments to repay your mortgage. In the initial years of your mortgage term, a larger proportion of the monthly payment will go towards interest and a smaller amount towards capital. Over time the balance switches, with more going towards paying off your mortgage and less on interest. So, although the first few years of your mortgage repayments may feel like you are not paying much towards clearing your debt, once the years pass you will be clearing more of your loan until your term ends. As you build up more equity you will also be able to access deals with lower interest rates to allow you to pay off more of the loan.
Capital & Interest Mortgages
There are several types of capital repayment mortgages including:
- Fixed-Rate Mortgages – The interest rate remains fixed for a set period
- Tracker Rate Mortgages – The interest rate tracks the base rate plus a set percentage
- Discount Mortgages – The Interest rate tracks the lender’s standard variable rate minus a set percentage
You can find out further information on the different mortgages available on our mortgage types pages.
If you have any questions or would like to find out further information regarding capital repayment mortgages, contact us today to speak to one of our expert mortgage brokers.
Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up the repayments on your mortgage.
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