Mortgage Rip-Offs

The Motley Fool points out 3 mortgage rip-offs that lenders use to recover the cost of offering low interest rates.

In summary they are:

  • Arrangement fees – consider how much the arrangement fee adds to the interest rate to see if it is really such a good deal.
  • Exit fees – apparently these have almost doubled in the last year. Check the small print.
  • Insurance premiums – don’t fall into the trap of buying your home insurance from your lender – shop around for cheap premiums! They may also sneakily add the insurance premium onto your balance so that you incur interest on that too – very cheeky!

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