Overpayments one off or monthly ?

I'm looking at overpaying on my mortgage, but cant work out if overpaying £200 a month or a £2400 one off payment a year every year is better ?.
Calculators dont help with this 😩 so any help would be much appreciated.🤞

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  • The earlier you make your repayments, the more interest you will save.

    So it depends on when you're making the one off payment.
  • soupy600soupy600 Forumite
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    I'm guessing you mean pay off £200 each month or save it and pay £2400 at the end of the year? I'm interested to figure out how to work this out too.

    But with the present climate i was thinking i would be better of paying monthly then if i need a break it should be no problem as i've overpaied?
  • edited 28 September 2020 at 11:19AM
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    edited 28 September 2020 at 11:19AM
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    soupy600 said:
    I'm guessing you mean pay off £200 each month or save it and pay £2400 at the end of the year? I'm interested to figure out how to work this out too.

    But with the present climate i was thinking i would be better of paying monthly then if i need a break it should be no problem as i've overpaied?
    Yes I've done the calculator for one year monthly versus one off and one off wins by about £30 but I cant find anything that says this would continue if I made one off payments year on year rather than monthly ?
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    The earlier you make your repayments, the more interest you will save.

    So it depends on when you're making the one off payment.
    This is what I thought but one off payment over just one year would leave me £30 better off .
    I cant find anything to say this would continue to happen year on year.
    I too believed monthly payments would lower the interest quicker but it doesnt seem so ????
  • It does if you make them sufficiently in advance of the one off option.  

    It's all based on the balance at any given point. Basically, if you have spare money and won't be charged an ERC (and can't make more interest on savings than you're paying on the mortgage), pay if off your mortgage as soon as you can.  
  • edited 28 September 2020 at 12:15PM
    getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    edited 28 September 2020 at 12:15PM
    Overpayment is just borrowing less,
    Smaller loan less interest. 

    The difference between monthly and up front is roughly
    Rate * lump amount/2
    Eg for 2% rate on £2400
    0.02 * 2400/2 = £24.
    Upfront saves £48 monthly saves £24

    Year 2 that £2,400 saves £48. Does not matter when you paid it. 


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    The earlier you make your repayments, the more interest you will save.

    So it depends on when you're making the one off payment.
    This is what I thought but one off payment over just one year would leave me £30 better off .
    I cant find anything to say this would continue to happen year on year.
    I too believed monthly payments would lower the interest quicker but it doesnt seem so ????
    That makes no sense if you think about it. 

    If you had £2400 debt and paid it off you would pay no interests.

    If you paid £200pm you would still have a debt at the end. 
  • Throwaway1Throwaway1 Forumite
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    If you pay it upfront at the beginning of the mortgage year it would save you money as that's 12 months of interest you're not paying on that full amount of money. If you save it up and pay it at the end of the mortgage year then it will cost you more as you've paid 12 months of interest on the full amount.
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