If you have a repayment mortgage and need longer than the existing term to pay back the mortgage balance or outstanding arrears, we may be able to agree a term extension.
Ways we can help
If you can afford your monthly payment or more, we may be able to agree a payment arrangement to help stabilise or reduce any outstanding arrears. The amount we agree will be based on your individual circumstances and how much you can afford to pay.
If you’re unable to meet all or part of your mortgage payment, we might be able to accept a lower or even no payment for a period of time.
If your mortgage has flexible features (you can call us or check your original Offer of Loan to confirm) then you may be able to take a payment holiday of up to three months.
If you plan to sell your home to pay off your interest only mortgage you will need to think about where you’re going to live. With each of these options (particularly the first two) you’ll need to make sure that you have enough equity in your property to make your plan work. If you’re planning …
You might be able to get a cheaper mortgage with a new lender which could help make paying back your interest only mortgage more affordable. We recommend that you get independent whole-of-market mortgage advice to help you understand your options. There are many companies offering free advice but some organisations do charge for their services, …
If you have an endowment policy, shares, Individual Savings Account (ISA) or other investment plan that you were saving for a rainy day, you might want to use this to reduce or pay off your mortgage.
Overpaying your mortgage means you can save money on the interest you pay. It can also help reduce the amount you need to pay back at the end of the term. We don’t charge any early repayment charges, so there’s no limit to the amount you can overpay by.