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Get an idea of how much you could borrow, compare monthly repayments, try to find a better rate and more.

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Agreement in Principle

The first step towards getting a new home. Find out how much you might be able to borrow here.

Agreement in Principle

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First time buyer mortgages

Our range of first time buyer mortgage deals could help you get the keys to your new home.

First time buyer mortgages

Existing customers

Looking to switch to a new deal, borrow more or move to a new home with your existing mortgage?

Existing customers

Remortgage to us

Switch your mortgage to us. We'll help you find the best deal that's suited to your needs.

Remortgaging to us

Moving home

Ready to move to a new home? Find the right mortgage deal with Halifax.

Moving home

Buying to let

Want to buy a property to rent out? Learn more about our Buy to Let mortgages.

Buy to let mortgages

Getting a mortgage later in life

Aged 55 or over? An Equity Release Mortgage may be a solution if you are looking to unlock some of the value of your home.

Equity release mortgages

You could lose your home if you don’t keep up your mortgage repayments

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Help and guidance

Learn how to make the most of your mortgage with help on making payments, updating personal information, and what to do when you want to make your next move.

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How to apply for a mortgage

  • Apply for an Agreement in Principle. This shows how much you might be able to borrow.
  • Find a house and put in an offer, once it’s accepted you can apply.
  • Complete your full mortgage application. You could do this online, if you’re eligible. Or you can speak to a Mortgage and Protection Adviser over the phone, or in branch.
  • Send your application and get approved. We’ll look at all the information you’ve sent us to make a decision.
How to apply for a mortgage

Bank of England Bank Rate

Find out about the Bank of England Bank Rate, how a change in rate could affect your mortgage.

Support for our mortgage customers

We’ve signed up to the government’s Mortgage Charter. This means we’ve agreed to work closely with the government to give mortgage customers the right support.

If you’re worried about making future payments, or you’ve already missed one, find out what we can offer you.

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Got a question? See if our common questions can answer it

  • What is the Mortgage Charter?

    It’s a voluntary agreement between mortgage lenders and the government to give mortgage customers extra support during this difficult time. You can find full details on the government’s page.

    It offers a range of options that could help you stay on top of your mortgage payments.

    The options are to:

    • switch to a new mortgage deal
    • make interest only payments for six months
    • extend your mortgage term to reduce your monthly payments.

    None of these options will impact your credit score.


    What support does the Mortgage Charter offer for mortgage customers?

    If you can afford to make your current monthly payment amount - you should avoid making interest only payments or extending your mortgage term where possible because you’ll pay more interest overall.

    If you’re coming to the end of your current deal - you’ll be able to agree a new rate six months in advance of your current deal ending. 

    You can find out more about each option on our support for our mortgage customers page.

    Your home also can’t be repossessed for at least 12 months from the first missed payment without consent if you go into arrears, except under exceptional circumstances.

    If you’re concerned about your mortgage payments, please let us know. The sooner you get in touch, the more options you’ll have.


    Who is eligible for the additional support measures?

    • Anyone with a mortgage that’s not a Buy to Let and who are up to date with their payments can apply for the additional support measures.
    • Everyone named on the mortgage must agree to the change and understand the costs. We'll write out to everyone named on the mortgage to confirm the changes made.
    • In most cases, you can’t apply if you’re in the process of borrowing more on your mortgage.

    You can find out more about what you’ll need to be eligible for each option at our support for our mortgage customers page.


    Can I cancel payment arrangements made under the Mortgage Charter if I change my mind?

    Yes. If you make interest only payments for six months, you can cancel whenever you like within the six months. However, you won’t be able to apply again once you’ve cancelled.

    You can let us know by completing our Interest only payments cancellation form

    You can also cancel a mortgage extension within the first six months without an affordability check.

    If you’ve made any other changes to your mortgage, such as additional borrowing, more checks might be needed. 


    My current deal is coming to an end soon and I’m worried about rates continuing to rise – when can I talk to you about a new deal?

    As long as you have six months or less left on your current deal, you can secure a new rate.


    Will I have to pay an early repayment charge (ERC) to switch to a new deal?

    If you’re in the last six months of your current mortgage deal you can select a new rate to start when your current deal ends without any early repayment charge. If you’re in the last three months of your current mortgage deal you can select a new rate to start straight away with no early repayment charges.


    Will I get the same mortgage rates online as I would if I phone or visit a branch?

    Yes. We offer the same rates online, over the phone, and in-branch.


    Could my mortgage offer be withdrawn if changes are made to the Halifax mortgage range?

    • If you’ve completed your mortgage application with us and received a formal mortgage offer: Any changes to our mortgage range won’t affect the rate you’ve applied for. 
    • If you’ve applied for a mortgage but not yet received your offer: If we make an offer, we’ll honour the rate you’ve applied for, as long as you meet our lending criteria.
    • If you’re an existing mortgage customer and have already arranged to switch to a new deal: Any changes to our mortgage range won’t stop your new deal starting as planned.


    What can I do to secure a mortgage rate with you?

    If you are not already a mortgage customer with us, you must complete a full mortgage application, either online or with a Mortgage Adviser, to secure a mortgage rate.

    If you already have a mortgage with us, you’ll need to complete an application for a new deal, either online or with a Mortgage Adviser. If you’re in the last six months of your current deal, you can select a new rate to start when your current deal ends with no early repayment charge (ERC). If you’re in the last three months of your current mortgage deal you can select a new rate to start straight away with no early repayment charges. Find more information about switching your deal on our existing customer support pages.

    If your existing deal has more than three months left to run, you can still switch your deal, but we won’t waive the ERC in most cases.

    Important: An Agreement in Principle (AIP) isn’t a mortgage offer. Once you’ve completed an AIP, you’ll need to complete a full mortgage application to secure your rate with us.


    I’m in the process of switching to a new deal - am I able to select a different deal instead if I’ve changed my mind?

    Yes. If you already have a mortgage with us and have arranged to switch to a new deal, you can select a new deal up until the date your change takes effect.


    If I am unsure about the best option for me, what should I do?

    There is a lot of useful information on our website, but you can also contact our Mortgage Advisers to help you figure out your best option.


    Can I get more information about my existing mortgage or my application for a new mortgage?

    If you already have a mortgage with us, you can sign in to Online Banking to check your details. To make any changes or see what options are available, please visit our existing customer page.  

    If you’re a first-time buyer, a home mover, or you’re moving your mortgage to us and your application is already in progress, you can find updates on your Customer Tracker. You’ll find the link for this in your email invitation, or you can contact your Mortgage Adviser. 


    I’m worried about my finances, what can I do?

    We know it can be hard to talk about money - we’re here to help. You’ll find lots of information and tools online, but if you’re worried you might not be able to make a payment, please get in touch as soon as possible.

    Once we understand your situation better, we can talk through your options together. Talking to us won’t affect your credit file. If one of the options we talk about does affect your credit score, we’ll explain what this means for you before we set anything up.

    If you miss any payments, this could affect your credit score and how you borrow in the future.

    There are also other people you can talk to for independent help and advice. They can talk to us on your behalf if you’d prefer them to.

    Financial support organisations

    England and Wales

    Citizens Advice: Call 03444 111 444


    Citizens Advice: Call 0800 028 1456

    England, Wales, or Scotland

    StepChange: Call 0800 138 1111

    National Debtline: Call 0808 808 4000

    Business Debtline - if you have a small business or are self-employed.

    Northern Ireland

    Advice NI: Call 028 9064 5919

    Housing Rights Service: Call 028 9024 5640

    Northern Ireland Housing Executive

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Whether it’s on the phone, by video or in a branch, speaking to our mortgage advisers has never been easier. 

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Green Living offers

We like to offer something extra for customers making energy efficient choices.

Find out if you qualify for one of our current green living offers.

Green Living offers

Wouldn’t it be lovely to be mortgage-free?

Every month, we’ll pay off someone's mortgage up to the value of £300,000. As well as giving 100 customers £1,000 each.

Find out about our Mortgage Prize Draw, if you’re eligible and how to register. Mortgage Prize Draw rules apply.

Mortgage Prize Draw

Homes for Ukraine

If you’re planning to house Ukrainian refugees, we fully support you.

Find out how we’re making the process as simple as possible.