Change your mortgage term

You may be able to change your mortgage term to help manage your monthly payments. Just bear in mind that extending your term usually means you’ll pay more in interest charges over the duration of your mortgage.

See the impact of changing your term

Use our calculator to see how a change in term will affect your monthly mortgage payments and the total amount you’ll repay.

Enter your outstanding mortgage balance, your current interest rate and your current remaining mortgage term. Then enter the new mortgage term and you will see the impact the change has.

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  • We use these assumptions in our calculator:

    • All years have 365 days.
    • Interest is calculated monthly.
    • All sub-accounts have been calculated individually.
    • The estimate of total amount payable is to the nearest pound.
    • Any interest rate changes haven’t been taken into account.
    • There are no other changes to your mortgage which would need a recalculation.
       

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  • Extending your mortgage term will mean you pay more over the term of your mortgage.

    As part of the Mortgage Charter, if you extend your mortgage term, you’re able to change back to your original term within the first six months without going through affordability checks.

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

    If you want to cancel after six months, please see ‘I want to reduce my mortgage term.’

    Important: If you revert back to your term, your monthly payments will increase as you’ll be repaying the mortgage balance over a shorter term.

     

    Would you like to change anything else at the same time?

    For example, you could make changes to your interest rate, repayment type or any life and critical illness policies you may have.
     

    NO - there's nothing else I need to change

    NO - there's nothing else I need to change

     

    How would you like to continue?
     

    Continue without advice

    If you’re happy to apply without our advice, you can extend your term by using the form below.

    If any of the following apply, you won’t be able to continue without advice. You’ll need to select one of the options from the ‘Continue with help from a Mortgage and Protection Adviser' section. Additional criteria might also apply.

    • your existing mortgage term or extension takes you past 70, or your anticipated retirement age if it’s lower than 70
    • any part of your mortgage is interest only.

    Continue without advice

     

    Continue with help from a Mortgage and Protection Adviser

    If you would like to discuss your options, one of our expert advisers will help you to apply. Any advice we give you is protected by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Choose how you’d like to speak to us:

    Call us

    Call us on 0345 850 3705 to speak to one of our mortgage experts by phone or video. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8 am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm. We're closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

    We may monitor and record telephone calls to help us provide a higher level of service.

    Book an appointment

    If you’re not ready to talk to us just yet, you can request a telephone or video appointment with a Mortgage Adviser from your local branch. They'll be in touch to agree a date and time that suit you best.
     

    Book an appointment

    YES - I'd like to discuss another change

    YES - I'd like to discuss another change

     

    How would you like to continue?


    Call us

    Call us on 0345 850 3705 to speak to one of our mortgage experts by phone or video. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8 am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm. We're closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

    We may monitor and record telephone calls to help us provide a higher level of service.

    Book an appointment

    You can request a telephone or video appointment with a Mortgage Adviser from your nearest branch and they'll call you back to agree a day and time.
     

    Book an appointment

     

  • If you’re thinking about reducing your mortgage term, one of our advisers will explain your options.

    If you’ve had a term extension agreed under the Mortgage Charter, you can change back to your original term without an affordability check within the first six months of the extension.

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

     Important: If you revert back to your term, your monthly payments will increase as you’ll be repaying the mortgage balance over a shorter term. Choose how you’d like to speak to us:

    Call us

    Call us on 0345 850 3705 to speak to one of our mortgage experts by phone or video. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8 am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm. We're closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

    We may monitor and record telephone calls to help us provide a higher level of service.

    Book an appointment

    You can request a telephone or video appointment with a Mortgage Adviser from your local branch. They'll call you back to agree a convenient day and time.
     

    Book an appointment


  • For example, you may only have questions regarding interest rates, repayment type and Life and Critical illness policies. For these and all other mortgage queries contact us in a way that suits you best.

    Call us

    Call us on 0345 850 3705 to speak to one of our mortgage experts by phone or video. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8 am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm. We're closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

    We may monitor and record telephone calls to help us provide a higher level of service.

    Book an appointment

    You can request a telephone or video appointment with a Mortgage Adviser from your local branch. They'll call you back to agree a day and time that suit you best.
     

    Book an appointment

Popular questions when changing your mortgage term

  • 1. How can I  check my mortgage term?

    You can find out how long is left on your current term and a breakdown of all your mortgage sub - account terms when you sign into Online Banking. If you haven't registered yet, it usually only takes a few minutes and you should be able to sign in as soon as you’ve finished. 

    How to register for Online Banking.

    2. What is the impact of amending the term on my mortgage?

    If you choose a longer term your monthly repayments will be lower, but you’ll pay more in interest charges. If you choose a shorter term you’ll save money in interest payments, but your monthly payment amount will be higher.

    If you're thinking about reducing your mortgage term, or if your new mortgage term extends beyond your planned retirement age, we may need to ask some questions about your income.

    We’re always happy to discuss your options with you.

    3. What is the impact of reducing the term on my mortgage?

    Reducing the term of your mortgage will in increase your monthly payments. You will need to speak to one of our Mortgage advisers to carry out affordability checks before we can reduce the term of your mortgage.

    4.  Can I cancel a term extension made under the Mortgage Charter if I change my mind?

    Under the Mortgage Charter, you can also cancel a mortgage extension within the first six months and change back to your original term without an affordability check.

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

    5. Can I review my insurance and protection when amending the term of my mortgage?

    Yes you can, and one of our Mortgage and Protection Advisers will be happy to explain your options if you’d like to find out more.

    6. I have a Buy to Let mortgage.  Can I extend my mortgage term?

    In most cases you can extend your term but we’ll need to find out a bit more about your situation.

    Please call us on 0345 850 3705. Our lines are open Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm; Saturday 9am – 4pm. We’re closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

    7. My mortgage is all or partially on Interest only.  Can I extend my mortgage term?

    Yes you can, and changing your term won’t affect your monthly payments. However, the term can be changed to coincide with the maturity of your repayment plan. Speak to one of our Mortgage Advisers to discuss your options.

    8. How do I change my repayment method?

    If you're thinking about changing to a repayment or interest – only mortgage, you should call us to discuss your situation.

    If you want to change to interest only, we’ll ask you to show us how you plan to repay your mortgage in full.

    Find out more about the different ways of repaying your mortgage

    9. I’m struggling to keep up with my mortgage repayments, what can I do?

    It’s important to let us know as soon as you can if you’re having trouble keeping up with your monthly payments. The fastest way is to contact us online.

    We’ll explain all the different ways we can help and can give you a range of payment options designed just for you.

    We've put together some guides to help you manage your money and understand the support available to you.

    You can still call us to find out how we can help. We're receiving a high number of calls at the moment so it may take longer than usual to answer your call.

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

Other available support options

We’ve got other options available that could help you stay on top of your mortgage payments.

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