Switch your mortgage deal online
Switching your mortgage doesn’t have to be a challenge. Our Online Mortgage Switcher lets you:
- Check our current rates
- Shortlist mortgages you’re interested in
- Compare mortgage rates, features and repayments
- Apply to switch your mortgage deal.
The Online Mortgage Switcher is available 8am to 11pm, seven days a week.
You may not be able to access the Online Mortgage Switcher using a mobile phone or a tablet. If you don’t have access to a desktop or a laptop, download our paper application form, or call us, and we can post you one.
If you have problems logging in, check you’ve entered your details correctly, or contact us for help.
You can also see our switcher rates (PDF) without logging in.
If your mortgage is with another provider, you won’t be able to use the Online Mortgage Switcher. Visit their pages for more information:
To switch your mortgage deal, you’ll need to check you:
üDon't have a further advance application to borrow more in progress.
üAre not subject to a Bankruptcy Order or Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA).
üHave a mortgage balance that is more than £1,000.
üHave more than one year remaining on your mortgage term.
üDon’t have any arrears on your mortgage.
When you can apply to switch your mortgage
You can apply to switch:
- If your current mortgage deal is ending within 6 weeks.
- If your current mortgage deal has already ended.
- If your mortgage has the ‘Switch to Fix’ feature.
At any other time you might be able to switch, but you may have to pay an Early Repayment Charge, and you’ll need to contact us to switch.
When your new mortgage deal starts
We’ll confirm the date your switch will take place when you accept the offer.
If you accept your offer at least 5 days before your mortgage product ends, you'll move to your new rate when the product ends.
Please be aware that for your new mortgage deal to become effective by the 1st of the following month, your offer will need to be accepted by the dates in the table below. Any applications started in the last 5 days of the month won’t become effective until the 1st of the month after.
|Date new deal applies from||Earliest acceptance date||Last acceptance date|
|1 May 2021||19 March 2021||26 April 2021|
|1 June 2021||19 April 2021||27 May 2021|
|1 July 2021||19 May 2021||26 June 2021|
|1 August 2021||19 June 2021||27 July 2021|
|1 September 2021||20 July 2021||27 August 2021|
|1 October 2021||19 August 2021||26 September 2021|
Before you switch
When you first log in to the Online Mortgage Switcher, you’ll be asked for:
- Your date of birth.
- Your mortgage account number. You can find this on your mortgage statement.
- The sort code of the account that your mortgage direct debit is paid from. If you don't pay by direct debit, you can use your exact last payment amount.
So you know
No affordability or credit checks are done as part of your application.
You won’t be able to change your term length or repayment method at the same time as switching your mortgage deal. Contact us if you’d like to discuss changing either of these.
You can’t increase your loan as part of the switch. Find out about borrowing more.
How to apply to switch
1. Choose your mortgage
When you log in to the Online Mortgage Switcher, you’ll need to decide whether to add the product fee (if there is one) to your loan, or pay it upfront. Remember, if you add the fee to the loan, you’ll be paying interest on it.
If you pay the product fee by credit card, you may have to pay an additional fee from your credit card provider. Contact them for more details.
We’ll automatically estimate your property value to establish your latest loan to value. If you believe the valuation is incorrect, you can contact us to arrange and pay for a revaluation.
Once you’ve selected the mortgage you’d like, you can create an offer which shows all the important features, and any fees you’ll need to pay.
The offer is valid for 3 weeks, but you won’t be committed until you’ve accepted the offer and paid any product fee.
2. Apply to switch
If you are happy with the mortgage deal you’ve chosen, make sure you print off or save the offer before you accept it.
You won’t be credit scored as part of your application.
When you choose Accept, we’ll let you know when your new mortgage deal will begin.
You’ll then be asked to pay the product fee (if there is one), unless you have chosen to add it to the loan.
Then you’re all done! We’ll show you confirmation that you’ve completed your online switch application, and your new mortgage deal will begin on the date shown on the offer.
After you switch
We’ll send you a confirmation letter with the details of your new mortgage and the monthly payments.
You should get this letter in the first 5 working days of the month after the switch has completed.
If your payment date is in the first 7 working days of the month
We’ll do our best to bring you onto your new rate in time for your first payment, though that might not be possible if it’s due within the first seven working days of the month. In this case, we’ll simply collect your first payment at the Managed Rate. Then the following month, we’ll change your payment to your newly switched rate, adjusting it to make up for any overpayment made in that first month.
If you want to avoid this, you can push back your regular Direct Debit payment date to later in the month. This gives us enough time to move you on to your new rate. Please let us know by the 10th of the month.
Call us on 0345 606 40 60. Lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
What happens if you don’t switch
Once your current mortgage deal has ended, you’ll automatically move on to your follow on rate.
Your follow on rate is variable, and will reflect changes in general interest rates, the law, regulation, or changes in our costs. It has no upper limit or cap.
It isn't linked to the Bank of England base rate.
We’re here to help
If you’ve got a question about switching your mortgage, give us a call:
If you’d like some advice on the options available to you, please contact an independent financial adviser (IFA). If you don't have an IFA, you can find one at www.unbiased.co.uk.