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    • Sparky001
    • By Sparky001 24th Aug 18, 11:46 AM
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    5yr fixd vs personal loan to pay off
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    • 24th Aug 18, 11:46 AM
    5yr fixd vs personal loan to pay off 24th Aug 18 at 11:46 AM
    With a few places still.offering 3% personal.loans and only having 5yrs to go with 25k left, I'm wondering what disadvantages there would be justt doing a 25k personal loan and paying off the mortgage.
    Monthly payment difference is about a couple.of quid maybe a fiver more for a personal loan but then its unsecured not against the home. With the term and amount left there is very little interest to pay so 1/2 % between a mortgage and personal.loan isn't mich over 5 years (less that a cheap trip.to the off licence per month)
    Reading up I'm trying to find out if there are any gotchas in this.
    Any devlis advicate advice would be appreciated
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    • madvicker
    • By madvicker 24th Aug 18, 12:00 PM
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    • 24th Aug 18, 12:00 PM
    To be honest, if you can get a similar rate of interest to a fix - it would actually be worth doing. For the simple reason that you would be transferring a secured debt to unsecured debt - and the house would then be fully yours.
    • middleclassbutpoor
    • By middleclassbutpoor 24th Aug 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 24th Aug 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 24th Aug 18, 1:02 PM
    Check the 3% rates are those being offered on the amount - i.e. that these rates are not restricted to amounts under 25k

    Also consider that when you apply that may not be the rate they offer.
    • sammyjammy
    • By sammyjammy 24th Aug 18, 1:23 PM
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    • 24th Aug 18, 1:23 PM
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    • 24th Aug 18, 1:23 PM
    Sure it would change the lending from secured to unsecured but unless your planning on defaulting I don't see the benefit in this for such a shot term particularly if its not cheaper?

    What do you see as the actual benefit other than "feeling better about the lending"?
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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 24th Aug 18, 1:24 PM
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    • 24th Aug 18, 1:24 PM
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    • 24th Aug 18, 1:24 PM
    Why not also look for 0% money on spending credit cards.

    With the right cash flow you can save interest.
    • Dan137uk
    • By Dan137uk 15th Sep 18, 9:42 AM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 9:42 AM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 9:42 AM
    I looking at the same thing carry one with the mortgage 35k or get a personal loan. The loan saves me 900 quid over 48 months. But is fixed where as I can drop the mortgage payments down as I over pay.
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