First Direct Bank Mortgage Rate Switch / Product Transfers
There are many reasons why clients want to do a rate switch / product transfer instead of doing a Refinancing an existing mortgage with a new mortgage.. Many clients just do not want to go through the hassle of the legal work involved with a remortgage. Others have built up a long term relationship with their lender and are happy so do not want to move
Other clients circumstances have changed so that getting a remortgage and going to another lender is not feasible. They might have just gone self employed and do not have adequate income proof. They may have a reduction in income due to going part time or starting a family.
Product Transfers and Rate Switches do not usually involve credit searches so if a clients credit profile would prevent a remortgage then in most cases provided their mortgage payments are up to date their existing lender will allow a rate switch.
Not all lenders allow rate switches and product transfers. However the number of lenders allowing this has grown significantly over the last few years. As a whole of market broker we can compare what is available via your existing lender and what deals are also available from the whole market for you.
Why should I do a rate switch with First Direct?
For the majority of the time, the The interest rate charged by the lender that can vary over t... (SVR) is a lot higher than what can be offered from your existing lender. With First Direct, we can switch your rate to stop it from going onto the standard variable rate and as a result, save you money on your monthly payment. If the product is not competitive against the whole mortgage market, we can then try remortgage to a different lender from the mortgage market.
First Direct, founded by Midland Bank back in 1989, then became part of HSBC in 1992 when Midland changed to HSBC.
The next steps to process the product transfer with First Direct is a simple process and will just require you to do the following steps;
- Fill in the online enquiry form
- We will then contact you to discuss the options available to you
- Confirm that you are happy to proceed with the information we provide you and we will then accept the new rate for your mortgage.