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£200,000 mortgage repayment example

Written By:
Myles Robinson - Expert Finance Advisor

Posted: Jan 5, 2023

Fact Checked By:
David Nicholson - Finance Editor

£200,000 mortgage repayments example

This article will explain everything you need to know about a £200k mortgage and mortgage repayments.

It will also give you an idea of how many monthly repayments might cost and what kind of deposit you need for a £200,000 mortgage.

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What factors could impact the payments on a £200,000 mortgage loan?

Of course, the answer is different for everyone.

This is why it is so vital to get bespoke advice from a mortgage broker.

First, every lender is unique, as are every borrower’s credit history and other circumstances. These factors can have an impact on your monthly payments.

The term of your mortgage and the interest rate offered by the lender will impact the repayments.

This table illustrates (approximately), how monthly repayments may vary depending on the term and interest rate.

You may be wondering what interest rate you might be eligible for. It all comes down to your deposit amount and risk profile (largely based on your credit history).

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What income is required to be eligible for a £200k loan?

To give you an idea, lenders limit the amount you can borrow on the basis of x4.5 of your income. Others go up to x5 while others go up to x6. However, this is only if the circumstances are right.

To give an approximate figure, let’s say that two applicants are applying for the same loan. They would each need a salary between £33,000 and £50,000.

However, this doesn’t include any other factors lenders consider when assessing affordability, such as their credit rating and how much they deposit.

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What amount of deposit would you need to get a £200k mortgage loan?

Your credit score, your employment type, whether you are looking for a residential or buy-to-let mortgage, and the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of the lender will all affect the size of your deposit.

The ratio of property value to mortgage is called loan-to-value. It is expressed in percentages.

To get a mortgage on a £200,000 property, you will need to deposit £20,000 (10%) if the lender has a maximum LTV ratio of 90%. That 10% would be yours.

A higher rate is usually possible if you have a larger deposit. Mortgage lenders will consider you a lower risk. A mortgage lender might require that you deposit a higher amount if you have poor credit, are self-employed, or are looking to acquire buy-to-let properties.

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What does the mortgage term have to do with the amount and repayments?

It all comes down to your monthly budget and how long it will take to pay off a £200,000 loan.

Based on an interest rate of 3% the table below shows how reducing your term can impact your monthly repayments and the total amount you will pay over the term.

The length of your mortgage will significantly impact the final amount you pay. For example, a £200,000 mortgage for 25 years can cost you thousands more than one for 20 years. However, you might find that the monthly payments are cheaper.

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How much deposit do I need to get a 200k mortgage?

Lenders will view you as a higher-risk borrower if you have a poor credit history. A bad credit history can make you riskier, leading to higher deposits and lower rates.

Every lender will treat every issue differently, and each lender is unique. Each lender will have different rates and request different deposits for a mortgage with bad credit.

Lenders generally consider some issues to be lower risk. Some lenders might be willing to give you a better rate and a higher loan ratio (LTV) if you have a low score.

However, if you have a more serious situation, like a recent bankruptcy or repossession, they will ask for a higher deposit or a higher rate of interest.

Others providers take a case-by-case approach to lending. To allow the lender to complete a full assessment of your case, you may need to provide a written description. Your application might also require an additional underwriting review.

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Can you get a £200,000 buy-to-let mortgage?

Yes you can. However it is worth noting that BTL mortgages have different rules and are often more stringent.

Lenders will often require a higher deposit. However, it is not unusual for lenders to accept 25%, if you meet other criteria.

Another common factor is the requirement for a minimum income. Some lenders require that you earn at least £25k per year.

However, lenders may look at your rental income forecasts and insist that your monthly £200,000 mortgage payments are covered 125%-130%.

Another problem is that most of them won’t offer a BTL mortgage to first-time buyers. You need to own your own property first. However, some specialist providers might consider it (if you meet a few other criteria).

Many people choose to take their buy-to-let mortgage on an interest-only basis. Below is a breakdown of monthly payments for a £200k interest-only mortgage.

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Is it possible to get an interest-only £200k loan?

There are many options on the market. However, lenders must see a viable repayment strategy before they give you the money.

A repayment strategy is a written plan that outlines how you can pay the entire mortgage balance at the end.

An interest-only mortgage is a mortgage that only pays interest. Capital due at the end will be paid in one lump sum.

There are different criteria for applying for an interest-only residential mortgage. A larger deposit will likely be required. Lenders will typically only offer 75% loan to value (LTV), but a few will offer 80%, and a few will even offer 85%, depending on the situation.

What is the monthly interest rate on a £200,000 mortgage loan?

Here’s a comparison of a repayment mortgage and an interest-only mortgage. This is based on monthly payments over a 25-year term.

The lower column shows how much monthly interest you would have to pay on a £200k loan at different interest rates.

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What other factors could impact the mortgage application?

Lenders will consider a variety of factors when considering your application for a mortgage. Below are some examples.

Your age

It is not unusual for lenders to limit loans to those over 75. In fact many lenders won’t lend money to people over 75. Some limit the age to 85. Others don’t care how old you might be, as long as you can prove that you will be able to pay the monthly payments in retirement.

Your expenses

The government’s MMR (Mortgage Market Review) has made it mandatory to examine your expenditures and income. This means that having a lot of outgoings may decrease your chances of getting approved (even gym memberships can play a role).

You choose the type of property that you wish to purchase

Many lenders are cautious about what are called properties of non-standard construction. These include houses with thatched roofs and timber frames. While some will not lend to such an unusual property, others may request more stringent terms, such as higher interest rates and deposits.

Your income source(s)

Lenders love people who work full-time on large, PAYE salaries. Lenders tend to view everything else as ‘nonstandard’ and offer less attractive rates.

Some specialist lenders approve mortgages for all income levels, even those who are self-employed or wish to apply for a mortgage with commissions or bonuses. You can also get benefits from your mortgage lender.

Credit rating

Your credit score is an important factor. Your credit rating will determine how much you get offered deals. The most important factors are generally the severity of the problem and how long it has been since it happened.

A default payment made 5 years ago, for example, will have a smaller effect than bankruptcy last year.

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£200,000 Mortgages for the Self-employed

Although being self-employed does not make it impossible to own a home, you might need to find a specialist lender to get the best rates for a £200,000 mortgage.

Conventional lenders often consider self-employed applicants ‘nonstandard’, which can lead to higher risk.

You can find out more about the self-employed mortgage guide.

Can I get a secured loan of £200k?

Secured loans can be a viable option for borrowers looking to borrow a large amount without remortgage.

In some cases, a £200k loan secured against your home may be more convenient than a conventional mortgage. Because these loans are secured against your property, lenders consider them lower risk.

Secured loan rates can be more competitive than conventional mortgages because they are often easier to arrange and don’t have any fees for early settlement. Non-standard income and adverse credit are less important factors. Some lenders will even let you borrow up to x10 of your income.

Where can I find a mortgage calculator?

When it comes to getting a mortgage, there are many variables. Your credit history, income sources and monthly expenses are just a few. Calculators can only provide a general overview of the options available.

Get expert advice to determine if you are eligible for a 200k mortgage or how much you might have to pay on a 200k mortgage.

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