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    • immy
    • By immy 10th Aug 18, 3:21 AM
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    Remortgaging...pitfalls?
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    • 10th Aug 18, 3:21 AM
    Remortgaging...pitfalls? 10th Aug 18 at 3:21 AM
    Need some advice,

    I am discharged BR from 2011, and have cleaned up my credit record for the past several years. New credit record built up(and low utilised) with new credit etc.

    I have a mortgage in place from 2008 which is currently on SVR, and now looking to remortgage onto a fixed rate.


    Will my past BR affect me getting a favourable remortgage?
    Will i be best advised to go with a broker who has experience with discharged br's?

    Any advice would be beneficial in my early stages of looking into remortgaging.
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    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 10th Aug 18, 8:00 AM
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    Easiest and quickest would be to see what your current lender will offer you.

    If your lender can't offer you anything you consider reasonable then I would suggest using a broker. Before this I would check that your credit history is clean.
    • immy
    • By immy 10th Aug 18, 11:12 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 11:12 AM
    Credit record is clean as I sorted it all out last year.
    Will double check again to make sure no sneaky ones have reappeared.

    Current providers best rate is 2.60 compared to hsbc/m&s rate of 2.04 but then I guess I would be saving on the product fee etc.

    Over 5 years, remortgaging with current provider would cost me
    Additional 300 or so.

    Itís my first re mortgage so not sure how difficult it now is to secure lending.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 10th Aug 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:23 PM
    You would save on product fee/ legal work and valuation and move rates a couple of months sooner. If the difference over 5 years is £300, it may make more sense to stay with the current lender.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 10th Aug 18, 3:37 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 3:37 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 3:37 PM
    Easiest and quickest would be to see what your current lender will offer you.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    This. If remortgaging with your current lender they don't have to do any affordability tests beyond asking you whether you can afford the new payments.
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