Making one or more overpayments on your mortgage can help you to:
- reduce the amount of interest you pay
- reduce the amount you owe
- be mortgage-free sooner.
Depending on the type of mortgage you have, you may be charged an early repayment charge.
If you don’t use your full 10% allowance, you won’t be able to carry it over into future years.
If you’re redeeming your mortgage (repaying everything you owe), or transferring to a new deal where you must pay an early repayment charge, you won’t be able to use the 10% allowance.
If you would like to overpay more than 10% of your fixed rate mortgage loan in a calendar year, you can find out what your early repayment charge will be in your original mortgage offer, annual mortgage statement or Online Banking.
- Make single overpayments any time.
- Make regular payments by Direct Debit (which you can cancel at any time).
Make an overpayment when it suits you. Log on, select your mortgage account and then ‘Manage my mortgage'.
You can now set up, edit and cancel regular overpayments in our mobile app
Don’t have our mobile app? You can download our app for your phone or device, you can use the same details you use for Online Banking
Speak to a member of our mortgage team
0800 917 5630
Lines are open 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday
You can also make overpayments in Online Banking
You can make an overpayment to reduce your monthly payments online or by phone. If you want to reduce your mortgage term you’ll need to speak to us on 0800 783 9738.
You can view your mortgage using Online and Mobile Banking. See useful information about your mortgage as well as explore and secure a new deal for your existing mortgage, make overpayments, start the process to change your term or repayment method, and borrow more.
If you have a Santander current account, savings account or credit card as well as your mortgage, sign up here
If you only have a Santander mortgage, sign up here
You'll need your mortgage account number which you can find on your annual statement or on any letter from us about your mortgage. You must enter your mortgage account number exactly as it appears, so please have it handy before you get started.
If you need help please call us on 0800 077 8592.
If you already have Online Banking you can work out the maximum term you can have on your mortgage and see the impact on your monthly payments if you reduce or extend your mortgage term. What’s more you can start the process online to change your mortgage term or repayment method from capital and interest to interest only, before continuing your application over the phone.
Start the process online then we’ll arrange to continue your application by phone. Log on, select your mortgage account and then ‘Manage my mortgage'.Log on
If you don’t have Online Banking, or you'd prefer to talk to us about changing your mortgage term or repayment method, you can call us.
Speak to a member of our mortgage team
0800 051 5579
Lines are open 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 2pm Saturdays
You may want to use our changes to my existing mortgage calculator first to see the impact on your monthly mortgage payments.
Before you talk to a Mortgage Adviser you’ll need several documents to hand. Take a look at what you’ll need.
If you want to add or remove someone from your mortgage we’ll need to make sure you can still afford the payments after we make the change. To do this we’ll look at your income and outgoings.
- pay a £95 fee on completion and
- appoint a solicitor and pay any associated costs.
- you’ve had your Santander mortgage for more than 6 months; and
- you’re not in arrears on your mortgage payments.
To change your address we’ll need a recent utility bill.
To change your name we’ll need a copy of your new and old signature and one of the following:
- marriage certificate
- decree absolute
- birth certificate
- change of name deed
- civil partnership certificate.
In certain situations we may need some more information from you, but if we do, we’ll let you know.
You need to write to us to let us know what you would like to change with the right documents.
It’s important you have a repayment plan in place to repay your interest only mortgage when it ends. If you don’t have a plan, you can think about these options:
|Switch to repayment||Convert part or all of your interest only mortgage to repayment so it pays off the interest and the capital.|
|Make overpayments||Make overpayments on your mortgage to reduce the capital balance. You can do this easily online using Online or Mobile Banking|
|Sell your home||If you’re planning to sell your home you should put your house on the market 6 months before your mortgage ends. Make sure once you’ve sold your home you’ll have enough money to pay off your mortgage and money left over to buy another home.|
|Take a lifetime mortgage|
A lifetime mortgage is a loan secured against your home with no need to make monthly payments. Any unpaid interest is added to the loan, which will increase the amount you owe.
If you can’t afford to pay back the mortgage balance outstanding at the end of your mortgage term, you may have to sell your property or face repossession.
If you want to talk to us about making changes to your interest only mortgage please call us on 0800 012 1583.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties or your interest only mortgage is ending and you can’t repay, call us on 0800 731 6650. If we’re not able to assist you there may be other external options available.
If you would like free and independent advice, you can contact these organisations:
Call 0300 500 5000 or visit the Money Advice Service site
Call 0345 404 0506 or visit the Citizen's Advice Bureau site
Call 0808 808 4000 or visit The National Debtline site
Call 0800 138 1111 (free from all mobiles) or visit the StepChange site
If your Buy to Let mortgage is coming to an end you can change deal online or over the phone. See our changing deals section for more information on how to do this.
There a number of things you need to take into account when letting a property. You can find out what your responsibilities are as a landlord on the government’s renting out a property pages
The amount of tax you pay on Buy to Let properties is changing and could reduce the amount of income you earn from your Buy to Let properties.
For more information about these changes visit the government’s Buy to Let pages
If you have 4 or more mortgaged Buy to Let properties you’re a portfolio landlord. There are no changes to existing Buy to Let mortgages with us, and you’ll be able to switch to a new product once your existing deal expires (subject to standard criteria), but we won’t be able to offer you a Buy to Let mortgage on a new property.
The Bank of England base rate is the official interest rate set by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. Banks and building societies use the base rate to calculate interest rates for some mortgage products.
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.10%.
Santander’s FoR is currently 3.35% (the Bank of England base rate plus 3.25%).
Santander’s SVR is currently 4.34%.
Alliance & Leicester’s SVR is currently 4.34%.
This depends on your type of mortgage.
If you're not sure what type of mortgage you have, you can check your original mortgage offer, annual mortgage statement or the mortgage account details in Online Banking.
- Use our mortgage calculator to work how a change to the Bank of England base rate could change your monthly mortgage payments.
- Use our budget planner to work out your monthly spending and see where you could make some savings.
- If you’re coming to the end of your existing deal, on the Standard Variable Rate, Follow-on Rate or on a deal with no early repayment charge you could choose a new deal. Take a look at our changing deals section
If you’re still worried about a change in your interest rate and how it might impact you, we can help