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06 Jul 2022

Revealed: Over €2.7 billion to be saved nationwide by switching mortgage

Revealed: Over €2.7 billion to be saved nationwide by switching mortgage

Over 180,000 households nationwide stand to save over €15,000 each by switching their mortgage. New analysis by moneysherpa.ie, the Irish personal finance website, has broken down how much could be saved county by county.

Savings have reached record levels due to a combination of rising house prices and falling mortgage rates for switchers. With higher house prices mortgage holders now have lower loan to values and can get lower rates.

According to the latest data from the Central Bank of Ireland standard variable rate mortgage holders are on a mortgage rate of 3.48%, despite fixed rates of 2.2% or less now being available.

Average Rate (APRC) 3 Yr 4 Yr 5 Yr 6 Yr
Avant Money 2.03% 2.02% 2.11% 2.19%
ICS Mortgages 2.78% - 2.99% -
Finance Ireland 2.66% - 2.60% -
Haven Mortgages 3.00% - 3.00% 2.90%
AIB 2.72% 2.77% 2.68% 2.88%
KBC 3.03% - 2.98% -
EBS 3.50% 3.20% 3.40% -
Permanent TSB 3.57% 3.14% 3.46% 3.36%
Bank of Ireland 3.70% 3.30% 3.6% -

* LTV < 50%, excludes Mortgage value >€250,000, excludes Green mortgages

Commenting on the analysis Mark Coan, Managing Director of moneysherpa.ie said: “Our analysis highlights the massive opportunity people have to save by switching mortgage. Over a quarter of mortgage holders can save an average of €15,000 across their remaining term.

“Mortgage switching is the single biggest thing most of us can do to get our finances in shape. If you aren’t on a tracker or fixed rate you should almost certainly switch.

“As the cost of living crisis deepens, clawing back money lost through high interest payments can help lift the burden on households and inject money back into the local economy”

Most mortgage brokers offer switching for free and legal costs for switching are usually half that for your original mortgage.

Even better by remortgaging you can top up your mortgage or if you are over 55 release equity to free up cash from your home.

You can check out how much you would save using our mortgage repayment calculator or you can read more about how to switch your mortgage here.

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