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How to beat mortgage interest rate rises
If you're on a variable-rate deal such as a discount or tracker mortgage, changes to the Bank of England base rate or your bank's standard variable rate will have an immediate impact on how much you're paying each month.
If this happens, it's worth investigating whether you could save money by remortgaging.
The other time that a rate rise can hit you hard is when you reach the end of an initial deal period - for example, if you've reached the end of your fixed-rate mortgage's introductory period, which might be two or five years.
When this period runs out, you’ll usually revert to your lender’s standard variable rate (SVR), which is likely to be a lot higher.
In most cases, you’ll be able to get a better deal if you remortgage your home at this point, as you’ll have built up more equity in your property (unless you had an interest-only mortgage) and introductory rates on new deals will almost always be cheaper than your current lender’s SVR.
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Which? Mortgage Advisers can check whether you're on the best possible interest rate for your situation, and help you remortgage if you're not. Call 0800 197 8461 for a free chat, or fill out the form below and they'll call you.