Most mortgages these days are standard capital and interest repayment mortgages, also known as ‘repayment mortgages’. This means that each month you repay all of the interest charged on your borrowing for the month, plus a small amount of the capital that you originally borrowed.
Over the term of your loan, you will eventually repay all of the capital you borrowed via your monthly repayments so that your loan is fully paid off. The interest that you pay each month is effectively the fee you pay to your lender in return for borrowing the capital from them. It is how lenders make their profit. [Read more…]