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We know how stressful moving home can be, which is why at the Post Office we’re here to make your mortgage application as quick and stress free as possible. With a dedicated application manager and online application tracking, you could receive an offer valid for six months, in just ten working days.

Post Office® Mortgages are provided by Bank of Ireland UK.


Our Handy Guide to Purchasing

Before you start on your purchasing journey or need help during the process, why not use our homebuyers guide to help you understand the processes and jargon involved.

Which mortgage type is right for you?

Choosing a mortgage to suit your circumstances is essential as it can affect how much you pay for your property overall, and the Post Office can help you find out all you need to know, with detailed information at your fingertips about Tracker and Fixed Rate Mortgages to help find the right deal for you.

How much will your monthly repayments be?

Whether you want a predictable monthly repayment plan or wish to track the Bank of England base rate, our Mortgage Repayment Calculator can help you get an idea of how much your monthly repayments might be, depending on which mortgage product you choose.

How can we help you?

Our range of online tools and in branch support has been designed to help make the application process as smooth as possible, with an online application form that takes just 20 minutes to complete. Or if you’d prefer, you can make an appointment in branch, or request a call back to speak directly to one of our mortgage experts.

Whatever you decide, getting an approval in principle (AIP), which will give you a document confirming the amount you could borrow, is quick and easy, with a personal application page that lets you track your application online, or we can keep in touch with SMS updates, phone calls or letters if you prefer.

You may even get your mortgage offer within ten working days and as it is valid for six month if anything should happen - such as the chain collapsing, you’ll have a bit of room to manoeuvre.

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Post Office best mortgage awards

Personal Finance Award

Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Provider 2013
Post Office best mortgage awards

Your Mortgage

Best online Mortgage lender 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

The Awards given relate to the product range, application process and servicing, which are provided in conjunction with Bank of Ireland UK.


Approval in Principle (AIP): An AIP verifies how much you could borrow based on to the information you have provided, performs various criteria and credit reference agency checks, and gives a decision to lend based on its findings.

APR: Annual Percentage Rate of charge - this shows the overall cost of borrowing, taking into account the term, interest rate and other costs.

Arrangement fee: When you apply for your mortgage, lenders may charge you a fee for providing the loan. Our standard products may include an arrangement fee (please refer to individual products for fee details), which can be paid upon completion of your mortgage or added to the loan.

Fee assisted: Fee assisted products have a free standard valuation and if you're remortgaging, free standard legal work via the lender's nominated solicitors to help you keep the upfront costs down. You can upgrade to a full homebuyer survey for an additional fee - please call for more details.

Higher Lending Charge: A fee which may be charged if the amount borrowed is more than a given percentage of the value of the property. The lender will use the fee for an insurance policy to protect them against financial loss in the event of a borrower not meeting their mortgage payments. The fee is usually payable in full up front. You may be liable for any mortgage shortfall debt if after possession the sale proceeds are not enough to repay your outstanding debt. Choose a Post Office mortgage and the Higher Lending Charge is paid by the lender for mortgages above 75% LTV. No Higher Lending Charge is payable for mortgages up to 75% LTV. See the Lending Criteria for more information.

Loan to Value (LTV): It’s the amount of mortgage expressed as a percentage of the value of the property or purchase price, whichever is lower. For example, a mortgage of £80,000 on a purchase price of £100,000 would be 80% LTV. If the valuation of the property is lower than the price you've agreed, the LTV will be based on the valuation.

No Arrangement fee: No arrangement fee products are just that, there’s No Arrangement Fee to pay. These are ideal if you do not want to pay an arrangement fee or add one to your mortgage.

Overall cost for comparison: The total cost of a loan, including interest charges and product fees, shown as a percentage rate. The calculation assumes that you keep the mortgage for the full term. APR is the industry standard calculation and allows you to directly compare mortgages from all lenders.

Standard legal fees: If your mortgage states that standard legal fees are paid by the lender, the lender will pay the fees for remortgages via their nominated solicitors. Terms and conditions apply, please refer to the General Lending Criteria for full details.

Standard valuation: Also known as a lender's valuation, this is a basic assessment that’s carried out on a property to establish its condition and value. This is done so a lender can decide whether to lend on the property.

0800: Calls to 0800 numbers are free from a UK landline, mobile costs may vary. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training and compliance purposes.

Post Office best mortgage awards

What Mortgage

Best lender Website 2013
Post Office best mortgage awards

What Mortgage

Best fixed rate Mortgage Provider 2013, 2012

Small print

Please note our online mortgage application is only compatible with Internet Explorer 6+, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari web browsers.

Subject to status and lending criteria. Written illustrations available upon request. Borrowers must be aged 18 or over.

Post Office Limited is an appointed representative of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Bank of Ireland UK is a trading name of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc which is registered in England & Wales (No. 07022885), Bow Bells House, 1 Bread Street, London EC4M 9BE. Post Office Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registered No 2154540. Registered office is 148 Old Street, London EC1V 9HQ. Post Office and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.

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