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Pay off your mortgage double quick

J.D. over on Get Rich Slowly has eliminated his debts and is ready to tackle his mortgage. He reckons you too can pay off your mortgage in half the time. I’m not sure that the technique he suggests works with UK banks, however.

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  • 1 DoneToZen January 11, 2009, 6:37 pm

    So, why doesn’t it work with UK banks?

  • 2 The Investor January 12, 2009, 12:11 pm

    Hi DonetoZen

    Bit of a loose comment on my part. UK lenders often restrict over-payments to a certain amount per year, or don’t allow them, or even penalize them (effectively making you pay to pay off your debt early). Thus the very aggressive over-payments J.D. advocates might not be possible for many UK homeowners.

    What I meant really was “everyone would be advised to check the small print because this isn’t a universal”.

    Certainly overpayments are a great strategy in general – I keep meaning to write about making them in the current low-interest environment, where UK mortgage holders have seen their tracker mortgage rates fall, freeing up extra income that could go on capital payments.

    Thanks for the comments. I’ve been turning comments off in general on the blog since I have so little time to post, let alone moderate and respond to comments. But when I get a query/comment like this I see the benefit. Hmm.

    Good luck with your $1million goal! 🙂

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