Interest only mortgages
- An interest only mortgage, a type of mortgage where you pay just the loan's interest. Once you reach the end of the mortgage term, you're required to repay the original mortgage amount (capital) in full.
- There's a higher risk of negative equity than a repayment mortgage. The mortgage balance remains the same over the mortgage term, leaving you more exposed to changes in house prices.
- The total amount paid in interest over the life of an interest only mortgage will also exceed the interest paid on a repayment mortgage.