Regular mortgage reviews are the best way to ensure you still have the most appropriate loan product. In fact, choosing to switch lenders regularly could save you big time.
Think about it.
A $400,000 loan @ 4.9% principle & interest over 30 years = $2,123 per month repayments. Switching to a loan product @ 4.2% P&I over same period = $1,956 per month. A whopping $167 per month difference. Over the term of the loan, that adds up to a massive $60,120 of loan repayments saved! Better in your pocket than on the Lenders’ profit margin.
“But it’s too much hassle”; “I don’t have the time”; “I’ve been with them since a kid” I hear you say. Sure, they’re all valid points but please, if you don’t look out for yourself then who will? Look back over the savings in the example above – that’s serious money!
Best of all, a suitably qualified Mortgage Broker can do all of the hard work for you. Most brokers have access to over 30 Lenders and their products. A good Broker will sit with you and get to understand what’s important to you, how you do your banking and what you require from a loan product. By honing in on the features applicable to you, you’re ensuring you’re not paying for things that are not suited to you.
Similarly, your Broker should have a good understanding of your financial goals, your other debt / liabilities and be able to offer options and strategies to achieve goals and/or reduce, clear or consolidate them.
A review of your current loan situation does not automatically translate to refinancing. Often times a mortgage review will highlight the fact that your current loan product is still relevant to your situation and, as importantly, still competitive in the marketplace. Great peace of mind.
Scott Phillips April 2017
Marc is a Mortgage Broker based in Melbourne with nearly two decades of experience. In his 18 years mortgage broking he has helped arrange too many loans to count but he still loves his work because he loves saving people time, effort, and money.