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A guide to remortgaging

Have you considered reviewing your current mortgage arrangements? Perhaps you are looking for a new deal or want to borrow further funds? Look no further than The Cambridge. Switching your mortgage can be completed in four simple steps.

1. Discuss your mortgage with our experts
Contact the Mortgage Adviser at your local branch of The Cambridge to discuss your requirements or call us on 0345 601 3180. Generally, we can lend up to 90% of your property’s value.

Your Mortgage Adviser will recommend which of our mortgages will best suit your needs, and then provide you with a personal illustration. If you then wish to proceed, your Mortgage Adviser will help you to complete an application form.

2. The mortgage application assessment
Once we have received your completed application form, have conducted a credit search and received evidence of your income, we will need to arrange a valuation of your property to assess the security offered for the loan. We will pass your details to Legal and General Surveying Services who will instruct the valuer. Legal and General Surveying Services will contact you directly to arrange a suitable time for the valuation to take place and collect payment. For some products we will pay for the standard valuation report. Once our enquiries are complete, we will send you a ‘Mortgage Offer’ confirming that your loan has been agreed. The Mortgage Offer includes a full illustration of mortgage costs and terms.

3. The legal work and fees
We then instruct our panel solicitor to arrange the legal work. For some products we will pay the standard legal fees required to arrange the remortgage using our panel solicitor. If any additional legal work is required that is not normally associated with a remortgage, such as rectifying title defects, transfers of equity or other legal matters, the solicitor will advise you of the cost and you will be responsible for any fees incurred. You may, if you prefer, instruct your own solicitor to carry out the remortgage legal work. When you appoint a solicitor it is important to be aware that The Cambridge operates an Approved Solicitor Panel. The panel is made up of solicitors from across East Anglia, and other parts of England who we have approved to act on your behalf. If you appoint a firm that is not on our panel, we will require our own partner solicitor to act on our behalf. You will be responsible for our legal fees in addition to your own legal fees. Your Mortgage Adviser will be happy to help you find a suitable panel solicitor.

The solicitor will undertake the necessary legal procedures associated with a remortgage, including making the necessary arrangements to repay the loan with your current lender and preparing the new mortgage documents. Your existing lender may charge a fee to discharge your existing loan.

We may charge an application fee to reserve funds.

Some application fees have to be paid upfront and are non-refundable but in other cases the fee can be added to your loan. If added to the loan we will charge interest on the fee during the term of the loan.

There may be early repayment charges applicable if you overpay or repay the loan in full during any fixed, tracker or discounted rate term.

Your Mortgage Adviser will bring these fees to your attention when discussing your mortgage options.

4. The switch is complete
Your new loan account is set up and the switch is complete. Now you start to benefit from your new mortgage deal.