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By Pete Mugleston | Mortgage Advisor

Pete has been a mortgage advisor for over 10 years, and is regularly cited in both trade and national press.

Updated: 24th August 2020*

How do I get a £40,000 mortgage?

Understanding the different rates of interest and lengths of repayment are all crucial at the time of taking out your £40k mortgage. This is due to the fact that these can all have a significant impact on the costs you will be required to pay. You would not be expected to take on such a loan without knowing how it will affect you for the future.

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For a mortgage of £40,000, there can be a number of different routes to take, mostly dependent on the costs involved. Therefore we have provided repayment tables below, each displaying some of the vital data necessary, including lengths of repayment, interest rates and a number of mortgage values. It will then become clear to you, which value is most appropriate.

Each table gives the future costs at interest rates of 1% to 5% and repayment terms of 15 to 30 years. In addition, to improve the scope of our research we have included mortgage values from £40, 000 up to £50, 000.

The tables are shown below.

1% Repayment Rate

You may be able to secure a small mortgage on a low interest rate of between 1-2%, however, these rates are typically reserved for introductory offers before moving to the lender’s standard variable rate (SVR).

1%15yr20yr25yr30yr
40000£239.40£183.96£150.75£128.66
41000£245.38£188.56£154.52£131.87
42000£251.37£193.16£158.29£135.09
43000£257.35£197.75£162.06£138.30
44000£263.34£202.35£165.82£141.52
45000£269.32£206.95£169.59£144.74
46000£275.31£211.55£173.36£147.95
47000£281.29£216.15£177.13£151.17
48000£287.28£220.75£180.90£154.39
49000£293.26£225.35£184.67£157.60
50000£299.25£229.95£188.44£160.82

2% Repayment Rate

The table below looks at loans between £40k-£50k over various terms at a 2% interest rate.

2%15yr20yr25yr30yr
40000£257.40£202.35£169.54£147.85
41000£263.84£207.41£173.78£151.54
42000£270.27£212.47£178.02£155.24
43000£276.71£217.53£182.26£158.94
44000£283.14£222.59£186.50£162.63
45000£289.58£227.65£190.73£166.33
46000£296.01£232.71£194.97£170.02
47000£302.45£237.77£199.21£173.72
48000£308.88£242.82£203.45£177.42
49000£315.32£247.88£207.69£181.11
50000£321.75£252.94£211.93£184.81

3% Repayment Rate

A higher number of lenders may consider a 3% repayment rate on a £40,000 mortgage, depending on your circumstances.

3%15yr20yr25yr30yr
40000£276.23£221.84£189.68£168.64
41000£283.14£227.39£194.43£172.86
42000£290.04£232.93£199.17£177.07
43000£296.95£238.48£203.91£181.29
44000£303.86£244.02£208.65£185.51
45000£310.76£249.57£213.40£189.72
46000£317.67£255.11£218.14£193.94
47000£324.57£260.66£222.88£198.15
48000£331.48£266.21£227.62£202.37
49000£338.39£271.75£232.36£206.59
50000£345.29£277.30£237.11£210.80

4% Repayment Rate

Many lenders offer mortgages with repayment rates between 3-4.5%.

4%15yr20yr25yr30yr
40000£295.88£242.39£211.13£190.97
41000£303.27£248.45£216.41£195.74
42000£310.67£254.51£221.69£200.51
43000£318.07£260.57£226.97£205.29
44000£325.46£266.63£232.25£210.06
45000£332.86£272.69£237.53£214.84
46000£340.26£278.75£242.80£219.61
47000£347.65£284.81£248.08£224.39
48000£355.05£290.87£253.36£229.16
49000£362.45£296.93£258.64£233.93
50000£369.84£302.99£263.92£238.71

5% Repayment Rate

Depending on your circumstances, mortgage lenders may offer you a loan with a 5% repayment rate. See the table below to find out how much you would pay per month.

5%15yr20yr25yr30yr
40000£316.32£263.98£233.84£214.73
41000£324.23£270.58£239.68£220.10
42000£332.13£277.18£245.53£225.47
43000£340.04£283.78£251.37£230.83
44000£347.95£290.38£257.22£236.20
45000£355.86£296.98£263.07£241.57
46000£363.77£303.58£268.91£246.94
47000£371.67£310.18£274.76£252.31
48000£379.58£316.78£280.60£257.67
49000£387.49£323.38£286.45£263.04
50000£395.40£329.98£292.30£268.41

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How many times my salary can I borrow?

It’s possible to borrow between 4-4.5 times your salary, though this varies from lender-to-lender. Some mortgage lenders use income multiples to work out the maximum amount they could lend you, while others prefer to make an assessment based on your application.

Your overall affordability could be affected by other factors, including the amount of deposit you have, your credit rating, your outgoings, age and employment type. If you’re only after a smaller mortgage or loan, however, income multiples may not be a factor.

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So what is the ‘best deal’ for me?

Now that we have a rough idea of how much you are wanting to borrow and how much it will ultimately cost you, we can then go on to make some of the final decisions. Many firms are able to offer mortgages of £40k. However, each one has a different rate of repayment and interest rates can fluctuate from provider to provider.

To make sure we find you the right plan, we must look into the packages firms can provide. This can be a long and tedious process, we have taken the stress off of you and designed a live online search application. This enables you to input the specific criteria you are after to give you the best deals on the market.

All that is required of you is to enter the mortgage value you are after and some other basic information such as the deposit on the mortgage, the repayment method and how long you intend to have repaid by. Once all this has been filled out you are one step closer to taking out your £40 000 loan.

One click of the ‘search now’ button will give you all the results you need. From there on its just a case of finding which plan is best for you and clicking ‘enquire’.

Updated: 24th August 2020
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FCA disclaimer

*Based on our research, the content contained in this article is accurate as of most recent time of writing. Lender criteria and policies change regularly so speak to one of the advisors we work with to confirm the most accurate up to date information. The information on the site is not tailored advice to each individual reader, and as such does not constitute financial advice. All advisors working with us are fully qualified to provide mortgage advice and work only for firms who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. They will offer any advice specific to you and your needs. Some types of buy to let mortgages are not regulated by the FCA. Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. As a mortgage is secured against your home, it may be repossessed if you do not keep up with repayments on your mortgage. Equity released from your home will also be secured against it.