Is it still worth over paying mortgage?

mallen Forumite Posts: 91
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Hi all, 
Split from ex recently and have had to sell house and buy another. Will be on a fixed rate for 2 years at 6.2%. Payments around £1400pm. Is it still worth over paying mortgage when I can or should I wait a few years until interest rates come down? 


  • beanielou
    beanielou Forumite, Ambassador Posts: 86,544
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    Always worth overpaying as it reduces the overall interest you pay.
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  • Friday1989
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    I'm no good at maths but I'd have thought it was better to overpay when interest rates are high because if you decrease the balance, you decrease the amount of interest you pay.

    This overpayment calculator is really good and also lets you compare to savings
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