Which mortgage to choose - Paying off your mortgage

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Which mortgage to choose - Paying off your mortgage

That is the bird in the hand that a repayment mortgage provides you with. It's not a massive sum of money (and under a gross profile type of repayment mortgage it is even less -around £11,053), but it can help: particularly when you bear in mind that the second move you make will cost proportionately more than your first as you will have the costs of selling as well as buying. Figure 2 opposite shows the situation in graphic form.

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The second factor to consider in the 'middle bit' of the mortgage is the level of mortgage interest rates in the future. With repayment mortgages, as we have seen, you can in the last resort apply to extend your mortgage term if you're having trouble meeting the increased repayments. Effectively you can't do that with an endowment mortgage, and so you would be giving up that bit of flexibility by choosing that route.

But let's look on the brighter side. Suppose that you see yourself, not as someone who is going to find it difficult to make ends meet in the future, but as one who is going to get steadily more successful and be firmly lodged in the higher-rate tax bands before you know it.

In that case, the endowment route will provide you with better value for money, because the interest on the loan qualifies for full tax relief, so that the net cost of the mortgage will be lower than on a repayment basis. Assuming a mortgage over 25 years at a base mortgage rate of 11.25% as before, the relative costs per £11,000 for higher-rate taxpayers are as follows:

Not only are the immediate costs lower, but the money that the life company is investing for you via the endowment policy is going to be taxed at a lower rate than you would suffer by investing it directly.

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A man who claimed to be able to forecast the future by the stars was once asked 'Well, tell me who's going to be the winner in the 3.3 at Doncaster this Saturday' and he said he couldn't.

Accused of being a fake, he explained that he'd have to cast horoscopes of all the horses, all the riders, all the trainers, owners, punters even then he wouldn't be sure he'd taken every material fact into account, or how to weight the results.

We're really in much the same position with endowment policies. The range of knowledge that you would have to have would be so vast that, even if you could see into the future, to all intents and purposes it would be impossible . . .... see: Which mortgage to choose? Pay now pay later

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