Glossary of mortgage terms

Glossary of mortgage terms

Buying a home is generally the most important purchase you’re likely to make and we know the terminology can often be confusing. We've broken down the jargon and put it in plain English to help you navigate through the maze of mortgage jargon.

Cost of buying a house

When considering the costs of buying a home, the deposit you put down is just part of the overall expenditure. There are other payments you need to factor in, such as mortgage fees, legal costs and removal charges.

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