There are a number of different types of mortgages available, including:
Fixed-rate mortgages: With a fixed-rate mortgage, your interest rate will stay the same for the entire term of the mortgage. This can provide peace of mind, as you know exactly what your monthly payments will be. However, if interest rates rise, you will not benefit from the lower rates.
Variable-rate mortgages: With a variable-rate mortgage, your interest rate will fluctuate based on the Bank of England base rate. This means that your monthly payments may go up or down, depending on the market. However, if interest rates fall, you will benefit from the lower rates.
Tracker mortgages: A tracker mortgage is a type of variable-rate mortgage that tracks the Bank of England base rate. This means that your interest rate will always be a certain percentage above the base rate.
Discounted mortgages: A discounted mortgage is a type of variable-rate mortgage that is offered at a discount to the lender’s standard variable rate (SVR). This means that your interest rate will be lower than the SVR, but it may still fluctuate.
Remortgages: A remortgage is the process of switching your existing mortgage to a new one. This can be a good way to save money on interest rates, or to get a longer term mortgage.