Those with residential mortgages that stay on their lenders’ Standard Variable Rate are effectively suffering a voluntary tax by not taking advantage of their lender’s special deals. Shifting over to the lender’s special deals, such as a fixed rate for two or three years, can save hundreds or even thousands of pounds over those couple of years. Simply contact your lender and ask them what is
available. This same principle applies for those who have buy-to-let mortgages on investment properties.