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Reasons to overpay your mortgage

Make overpayments and reduce your mortgage


AA Mortgages are provided by Bank of Ireland UK


Why should you make overpayments on your mortgage?

Making overpayments could reduce your overall mortgage balance – so you could end up paying less interest over the term, as well as clearing the mortgage sooner.

We believe making overpayments should be as easy as possible. That's why AA Mortgages has introduced new mortgage reducing features, which include the option to:

  • Overpay with a £1 minimum payment – pay any amount any time you like, up to 10% of the balance of your mortgage within the fixed period, per year.

While you may want to focus on minimising your monthly payments, making small overpayments when you can could reduce the amount of interest you pay over the lifetime of your mortgage. Here are a few examples that assume the mortgage holder is paying the Bank of Ireland UK standard variable rate of 4.49% for the entire length of the mortgage. This could change over time.

Example 1
  • Mortgage balance: £190,000
  • Mortgage term: 30 years
  • Annual interest rate: 4.49%
  • Repayment mortgage

Making an overpayment of £100 a month – for the rest of the mortgage term – would reduce the total amount of interest paid by £31,112, and mean that the mortgage would be paid off 5 years and 3 months earlier.

Example 2
  • Mortgage balance: £236,095
  • Mortgage term: 30 years
  • Annual interest rate: 4.49%
  • Repayment mortgage

Making an overpayment of £500 once a year – for the rest of the mortgage term – would reduce the total amount of interest paid by £14,633, and mean that the mortgage would be paid off 1 year and 11 months earlier.

Example 3
  • Mortgage balance: £230,000
  • Mortgage term: 18 years
  • Annual interest rate: 4.49%
  • Repayment mortgage

Making an overpayment of £100 a month – for the rest of the mortgage term – would reduce the total amount of interest paid by £10,236, and mean that the mortgage would be paid off 1 year and 7 months earlier.

Mortgage examples from Bank of Ireland UK. Calculation of mortgage balances and savings based on interest being applied monthly. Savings and pay-off periods don't take into account limitations on overpayments or early repayment charges.

Find out more

Take a look at the whole AA Mortgage range and rates, or talk to one of the AA Mortgage team today.


Your home may be repossessed if you don't keep up repayments on your mortgage.


Important information

Before you apply, read these important documents:

Definitions: a guide to the terms we use

Approval in principle (AIP)
An Approval in Principle, also known as a Decision in Principle will provide you with an indication of what you may be able to borrow, you will be required to provide details of your income and outgoings and a credit check may be requested.
 
Annual Percentage Rate Of Charge (APRC)
This shows the overall cost of borrowing, taking into account the term, interest rate, and any fees or charges to reflect the total cost of the mortgage. You can use it to compare different mortgage offers.
 
Fixed rate mortgage
These mortgages fix the interest rate you pay for an agreed promotional period. They revert to a different variable rate at the end of the fixed period.
 
Loan to Value (LTV)
This is the ratio between the mortgage loan and value of your property, known as Loan to Value, and will affect the range of products available to you. As a rule, a lower LTV will entitle you to lower rates.
 
Loyalty bonus
This is a bonus of 0.1% that is paid every year on the anniversary of the completion of your AA mortgage and is calculated on the outstanding mortgage balance on this date. This can be paid either into the bank account you pay your mortgage from, or it can be applied as a capital reduction to your mortgage balance. This is only available for mortgages applied for after 19th April 2018.
 
Overpayment
This is a sum of money paid to your mortgage account in addition to your normal monthly payment, with a view to paying off your mortgage earlier or to reduce your monthly payments. Please refer to the terms and conditions of your mortgage offer for the limits you are allowed to make without incurring charges.
 
Portable Mortgage
A mortgage that allows you to transfer the interest rate and early repayment charge conditions on your existing mortgage balance to your new property.  This is subject to a new offer being made based upon the lender’s current criteria.  If you don’t need to borrow extra amounts your mortgage product can remain the same.
 
Product Fee
This is a fee charged on some mortgages as part of the product. It can be paid upfront or added to the loan. If you add it to your mortgage it will increase your outstanding balance and interest will be charged for the duration of the mortgage.
 
Representative example
This is an illustration of a typical mortgage and its total cost. The Representative Example is for illustration purposes only and your actual costs and monthly repayments will vary depending on your mortgage.
 
Selected products
Only available on certain products, please refer to the AA mortgage range and rates table, or PDF link on the AA Mortgages website for further details.
 
Standard legal fees
Standard legal fees are basic solicitor fees, which does not include additional legal work or charges that may need to be carried out. For selected purchase / remortgages the lender may pay these fees to your solicitor – please see the Standard legal fees explained document for further details.
 
Standard Mortgage Valuation (also known as Lender’s Valuation) and Valuation Fee
The main purpose of this report is to ensure that the property is worth the amount that you are borrowing. The lender needs to decide whether to lend on the property by assessing its condition and likely value. The Valuation Fee is the cost for this basic assessment to be carried out on a property. You need to be aware that this type of report does not go into great detail about the property's condition and in some cases the lender may instruct an automated valuation, which will not include a site visit and you will not receive a written report. You may want to get a more detailed report so you are fully aware of any structural issues for your own purposes, which will come at an additional cost.
 
Standard Variable Rate (SVR)
A variable rate of interest set by a lender, which many mortgage products change to when their Promotional Period ends. Changes to a Standard Variable Rate are made at a lender’s discretion and are not directly linked to an external rate.

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All mortgages are subject to status and lending criteria. Written illustrations are available on request.

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