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What to consider when choosing a commercial mortgage

Determining the right commercial mortgage for you depends on several factors, including your financial situation, the type of property you are purchasing, and your long-term goals. We’ve highlighted just a few of the factors to consider when choosing the right commercial mortgage for you.

  1. Loan Type: Commercial mortgages come in different types, including fixed-rate, variable-rate, and interest-only, just to name a few. Each type of loan has its own benefits and drawbacks, and it is essential to understand the terms and conditions of each loan type before selecting one.
  2. Loan Term: The length of your loan term will affect your monthly payments and overall cost of the loan. A shorter-term loan may have higher monthly payments but a lower total cost over the life of the loan, while a longer-term loan may have lower monthly payments but a higher overall cost.
  3. Interest Rates: Interest rates will affect your monthly payments and overall cost of the loan.
  4. Loan-to-Value Ratio: The loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is the percentage of the property’s value that the lender will lend. A higher LTV ratio may allow you to purchase a more expensive property, but it may also result in higher interest rates and stricter loan requirements.
  5. Fees: Commercial mortgages typically involve arrangement fees and sometime have fees for early termination, or overpayments. Make sure to factor these costs into your calculations when selecting a loan.

Ultimately, the right commercial mortgage for you will depend on your specific financial circumstances and goals.

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