The annual rate, expressed as a percentage, of interest on a loan.
A limit (cap) on the amount by which the interest rate payable on a mortgage can increase.
The name given to the full payment of a mortgage, at the end of its term.
The cost of repaying a mortgage.
A fee that is payable by the borrower on redemption (completion of the mortgage term).
A penalty levied by the lender when the borrower pays off a mortgage.
The paying off of one mortgage with the proceeds from a new mortgage, using the original property as security.
Lenders that restrict the geographical area in which they will lend.
The process whereby a new mortgage replaces an old one, and both use the same property as security. See also Refinancing
The method by which a borrower repays their mortgage, for instance interest-only, or interest and capital.
A mortgage in which monthly charges are used to repay the interest and to reduce the outstanding capital.
The term, or number of years, over which the borrower must repay the mortgage.
The legal procedure by which a defaulting borrower is deprived of their interest in the mortgaged property, typically involving the forced sale of the property at a public auction.
The ability of a lender to hold back (retain) part of a mortgage until certain conditions are met.
Many local authorities offer tenants the right to buy the public housing they occupy, usually at a discount and usually the scheme will depend on the length of the existing tenancy.