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Mortgage terms glossary

  • Definitions of commonly-used mortgage terms to help you navigate the mortgage maze
  • What some of the terms used to describe different types of mortgage deal mean
  • The knowledge you need to make sure you get the best mortgage for you

What's in this guide

Mortgage terms A-C

A glossary of key mortgage terms explained

Mortgage terms D-F

We provide definitions of mortgage jargon from defaulting on your mortgage to freehold.

Mortgage terms G-O

Mortgage definitions ranging from what a guarantor is to how an offset mortgage works.

Mortgage terms P-Z

Find out what the most common mortgage terms mean from portability to variable-rate mortgage.

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