MORTGAGES

Whether you’re buying your first home, moving to a new one, looking for a better deal or investing in property, we have an award-winning range of mortgage deals to help
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Buying Your First Home
Great deals and support for first time buyers
First Time Buyer Mortgages
First time buyer mortgages and information to help you buy your first home
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Moving Home
Mortgages to help get you moving
Moving Home Mortgages
We'll help you make the right mortgage choice so your move is as smooth as possible
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Remortgage To Us
Move your mortgage for a better deal
Remortgage Deals
Find out if you could save money by moving your mortgage to the Cumberland
Buy To Let
Buying a property or switching your mortgage
Buy-To-Let Mortgages
Whether you are investing in property for the first time, or you already have an established portfolio, we have a great mortgage deal for you
Holiday Let
Buying a property or switching your mortgage
Holiday Let Mortgages
We are one of very few lenders who offer specially designed holiday let mortgages in the UK. Talk to one of our specialist lending managers today
Borrowing More
For existing Cumberland mortgage customers
Borrowing More
Home improvements, a car or a dream holiday? Find out if you could increase your existing Cumberland mortgage to pay for something special
Building Your Own Home
Specialist finance for self-builds
Self Build Mortgages
Switch To A New Deal
For existing Cumberland mortgage customers
New Cumberland Mortgage
Insuring Your Home
Protecting your home and contents
Our Home Insurance
Where We Lend
We lend mainly on residential properties in our branch operating area and commercial property across the UK mainland
Contact Us
Our operating area is Cumbria (all CA and LA postcodes), South-West Scotland (all DG postcodes and TD9), West Northumberland (NE46-49) and North Lancashire (all PR, FY, LA AND BB1-2 and BB5-7). We will consider other locations. Ask us
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First class service which exceeds your expectations

Consistently competitive award winning mortgages
Personal, bespoke decision making
Local customer service team
Here 7 days a week. Until 8pm on weekdays.
A first-class, personal & friendly service
Conveniently located town centre branches
You're never too old for a mortgage with us
Mortgages available to self-employed as normal
Bridging loans available

Understanding Mortgages

  • What is a mortgage?
    • A mortgage is a loan, secured on a property, that is repaid with a predetermined set of payments over an agreed period of time.
    • The amount you borrow will depend on your income, outgoings and your ability to pay it back.
    • Borrowing for the first time you will need a deposit to put towards the property, which is usually at least 5% of the total cost of the property. Home movers generally use the equity in their property as the deposit.
  • Types of mortgage

    There are a number of different types of mortgage. The main types are:

    Fixed Rate

    With a fixed rate mortgage, your interest is fixed for an agreed period. During this period your monthly repayments stay the same so you know exactly how much you’re going to pay each month for a set amount of time. Even if interest rates go up, you will continue to pay the same amount each month, but if they drop your payments won’t fall. Most lenders charge an initial fee for arranging a fixed rate mortgage and if you repay all or a significant part of your mortgage before the end of the fixed period, an early repayment charge is likely to apply.

    Variable Rate

    Your interest is a set percentage above or below a particular rate for an agreed period of time. If you have a variable rate mortgage your payments will go up or down whenever the rate it is tracking goes up or down. These mortgages usually track either the Bank of England base rate or the lender’s own standard variable rate. Most variable rate mortgages have arrangement fees and early repayment charges.

    Offset

    An offset mortgage uses the interest you would normally earn on your savings and/or current accounts to reduce the amount of interest you pay on your mortgage. This means you could save money and repay your mortgage sooner.

  • Choosing your mortgage

    When you start looking at mortgages the choice can seem overwhelming. How can you possibly know whether you’ve got the right mortgage?

    Simply put, the right mortgage is the one that is best for your own personal circumstances. The reason why there are so many mortgages available is that everyone’s needs are different. The easiest way to find out which mortgage is best for you is to talk to someone that you trust will give you good advice.

  • Repayment options
    Repayment (Capital and Interest)

    Each payment is made up of both capital (the amount that you borrowed) and interest. This means if you make all of the required payments during the term of the mortgage, your loan is guaranteed to be repaid on time. The amount you owe also reduces each month and you are not dependent on the performance of an investment plan for the repayments of the capital borrowed.

    Interest Only

    All that you are paying back is the interest. You would need to make separate arrangements to repay the amount you borrowed at the end of the term. Normally, this would mean making a separate payment to an investment plan. This type of mortgage offers a lower monthly payment to your lender as you are only paying the interest (you still need to have a repayment strategy to repay the amount borrowed at a point in the future).

    You need to think carefully about which method will suit you best. A mortgage advisor will take you through the pros and cons of both and recommend what’s best for you.

  • Where do I start?

    One of the first questions you should ask yourself when you start looking for a mortgage is how you’re going to pay it off. Most borrowers opt for a repayment mortgage (referred to as Capital and Interest) but you can also choose an ‘Interest Only’ mortgage if you have another means of paying back the initial loan amount.

HELP AND INFORMATION FOR CUMBERLAND CUSTOMERS

Changing Your Details
How to advise us of changes to your personal details
Changing Your Details
Your personal details, including your address, phone numbers or even name will change from time to time. It is important that you keep us informed of any such changes so we can keep in touch with you.
Mortgage Charges
Details of the fees which you may incur on your mortgage
Our Mortgage Charges
Our tariff of charges fully reflects the good practice principles which are being used across the industry to help customers compare mortgages. We don’t charge many of the fees other firms charge
Financial Difficulties
If you are having trouble making ends meet
Financial Difficulties
It is important if you find yourself in financial difficulties you let us know as soon as possible. We will be sympathetic and positive and we will do all we can to help you overcome your difficulties

AN AWARD WINNING MORTGAGE PROVIDER

Here are some of the recent awards we have won for our mortgage deals

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MONEYFACTS FINANCE AWARDS 2016
Regional Lending Provider of the Year
We won the Regional Lending Provider of the Year category at the 2016 Moneyfacts awards for offering the most consistently competitive products over the course of a year
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MORTGAGE FINANCE GAZETTE AWARDS 2016
Best Regional Building Society
For the second year in a row and fourth in total, this title is awarded to the building society that has offered the most consistently competitive mortgage rates over a year
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CHECK OUT OUR OTHER AWARDS
Have a look at our trophy cabinet
See Our Awards
We have won many more awards in recent years, including accolades for our mortgage deals, customer service and fraud protection services. You can read about them here
Your mortgage is secured on your home. Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.