Scottish Widows Mortgage Rate Switch / Product Transfers
There are many reasons why clients want to do a rate switch / product transfer instead of doing a remortgage. 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.
Thinking of doing a rate switch with Scottish Widows?
A lot of the time, the standard variable rate (SVR) is much higher than what can be offered from your current mortgage lender, Scottish Widows, We can switch your rate to prevent it from going onto the SVR and could therefore save you money on your monthly payment. If, however, the product is not competitive against the whole of the mortgage market, we will then explore remortgaging to a different provider from the mortgage market.
Scottish Widows mortgages are available exclusively through mortgage advisors only. It’s parent company is Lloyd’s banking group. Founded in 1815 , it was Scotlands first mutual life office.
The next steps to process the rate switch with Scottish Widows is a simple process and will just require you to follow 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.