Credit card cheque to pay off mortgage

Hope I am in the right place for this question.

I have an unused credit card with Abbey, they sent me a bundle of cheques with interest free credit until April 07 (a fee of max £75) is payable.

I have a flexible mortgage with Alliance at a rate of 5.4, if I paid £10,000 of the Abbey free credit into my mortgage how much would I save in interest between now and April.

My thoughts were to do this, adjust the monthly paymanet I make to the mortgage to cover the minimum payment to Abbey, then in April take the cash from my mortgage to pay the crediot card back.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Angus

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  • dangdang Forumite
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    I work it out at about £250.

    I would do it - in fact i do every time i do a stooze,its just that my cash goes into a savings account,and not an offset.
  • XbigmanXbigman Forumite
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    Aren't checks used this way treated as cash withdrawals? Its worth asking this question on the credit card board.
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  • kenshazkenshaz Forumite
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    The cheques are a waste of time,they will charge as if you had drawn the cash out of an ATM machine,not suitable for stoozing
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  • PoorDavePoorDave Forumite
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    Xbigman wrote:
    Aren't checks used this way treated as cash withdrawals? Its worth asking this question on the credit card board.
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  • YorkshireBoyYorkshireBoy Forumite
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    kenshaz wrote:
    The cheques are a waste of time,they will charge as if you had drawn the cash out of an ATM machine,not suitable for stoozing
    MBNA (who run the Abbey card) are having a big push at the moment on 0% offers.

    OP has already stated the cheques are 0% for the best part of 9 months.

    During this period, the monthly minimum payments are £5.

    The equivalent interest rate, in a flexible mortgage, is 6.75% for a basic rate tax-payer, and 9% for a higher rate tax-payer.

    ...and you say "not suitable for stoozing". :confused:
  • skaffskaff Forumite
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    Would another option be the occasional low rate CCs that offer a flat rate for the life of the balance. I have an M&S card with 8K that is 3.9% for the life of the balance. If i hadn't used it to consolidate other cards :( i could have taken 8K of my mortgage instead.........couldn't i?
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