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80% mortgages (20% deposit mortgages)

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What is an 80% LTV mortgage?

An 80% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage is any home loan, where you have a 20% deposit to put down on a property and therefore need to borrow the remaining 80% from a mortgage lender.

The ‘80%’ refers to the ratio between the amount borrowed (80%) and the total cost of the house (100%), which is also known as LTV. You may also see this referred to as a 20% deposit mortgage.

If a property is worth £100,000, with a deposit of £20,000 and a mortgage of £80,000 the LTV of the mortgage is 80%

How do 80% LTV mortgages work?

With an 80% mortgage, you put down a 20% cash deposit – this will usually be from your personal savings or the equity you've built up in your current property.

You'll then borrow the remaining 80% from the bank or building society who is providing the mortgage. You'll repay this amount alongside interest over the course of the mortgage term. Terms vary based on your age, circumstances and preference but a typical residential mortgage term in the UK is 25-30 years.

The table opposite shows the deposit amount needed to get an 80% LTV mortgage based on properties of different values.

Property valueDeposit amount (20%)Mortgage loan amount (80%)
£200,000£40,000£160,000
£300,000£60,000£220,000
£400,000£80,000£320,000

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Best 80% LTV mortgage rates

The table below shows some of our partner Mojo's best 80% LTV mortgage rates for two-year and five-year fixed deals. These are based on the initial rate available - which last for two or five years in this case - but longer deals are available. The LTV is the percentage of the total property value that you borrow.

The Annual Percentage Rate of Change (APRC) has also been included after the initial rate for each deal - as it can be useful when comparing the overall cost of different deals. This is because APRC takes fees and the lender's standard variable rate (SVR) into account.

The SVR is the lender's default interest rate that you'll pay when your initial deal ends. Keep in mind that if you plan to remortgage onto another deal at the end of their introductory deal, rather than moving onto the SVR, the APRC becomes less useful.

2-year fixed5-year fixed

NatWest

Initial rate: 4.79% | APRC: 7.8%

Repayment mortgage of £224,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7.8%. Repayments: 27 months of £1,282.22 at 4.79% (fixed), then 273 months of £1,729.33 at 8.24% (variable). Total amount payable £506,727.03. Early repayment charges apply until 31-Jul-2026. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1525.

NatWest

Initial rate: 4.47% | APRC: 6.9%

Repayment mortgage of £224,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 6.9%. Repayments: 63 months of £1,241.25 at 4.47% (fixed), then 237 months of £1,670.07 at 8.24% (variable). Total amount payable £474,005.34. Early repayment charges apply until 31-Jul-2029. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1525.

Principality BS

Initial rate: 4.88% | APRC: 7.2%

Repayment mortgage of £224,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7.2%. Repayments: 26 months of £1,292.57 at 4.88% (fixed), then 274 months of £1,636.20 at 7.6% (variable). Total amount payable £479,720.62. Early repayment charges apply until 30-Jun-2026. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £968. Legal fees £150.

Barclays Bank

Initial rate: 4.47% | APRC: 7%

Repayment mortgage of £224,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7%. Repayments: 62 months of £1,241.25 at 4.47% (fixed), then 238 months of £1,733.41 at 8.74% (variable). Total amount payable £489,509.08. Early repayment charges apply until 30-Jun-2029. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £314. Legal fees £126.

NatWest

Initial rate: 4.89% | APRC: 7.8%

Repayment mortgage of £224,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7.8%. Repayments: 27 months of £1,295.17 at 4.89% (fixed), then 273 months of £1,730.56 at 8.24% (variable). Total amount payable £507,412.47. Early repayment charges apply until 31-Jul-2026. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1025.

NatWest

Initial rate: 4.48% | APRC: 6.8%

Repayment mortgage of £224,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 6.8%. Repayments: 63 months of £1,242.52 at 4.48% (fixed), then 237 months of £1,670.37 at 8.24% (variable). Total amount payable £474,156.45. Early repayment charges apply until 31-Jul-2029. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1025.

Furness BS

Initial rate: 4.89% | APRC: 7.7%

Repayment mortgage of £224,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7.7%. Repayments: 24 months of £1,293.87 at 4.89% (fixed), then 276 months of £1,770.95 at 8.69% (variable). Total amount payable £511,163.40. Early repayment charges apply until 2 years. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1139. Legal fees £105.

TSB

Initial rate: 4.49% | APRC: 7.3%

Repayment mortgage of £224,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7.3%. Repayments: 62 months of £1,242.58 at 4.49% (fixed), then 238 months of £1,732.57 at 8.74% (variable). Total amount payable £489,391.62. Early repayment charges apply until 30-Jun-2029. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £995.

Date Updated 15 April 2024

The above rates are provided by Mojo Mortgages and updated every 12 hours. THEY MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN YOU'RE READY TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.

Can I get an 80% mortgage?

The key thing you'll need to be eligible for an 80% LTV mortgage is a deposit worth 20% of the property value. Lenders usually need you to prove that your deposit funds came from an approved source.

For a 20% deposit mortgage application, much like any other, you'll also need to meet the lender's other criteria. This will usually be:

  • Income – you can borrow around 4-4.5 times your annual income

  • Expenditure – your lender will review your outgoings and spending habits to determine if you can afford the repayments

  • Credit history – the lender will want to see if you're reliable at managing debt and will check your credit history to do this. Those applicants with the strongest credit and financial history are most likely to be able to access the best 80% LTV mortgage rates

You'll also need to provide the necessary supporting documentation, such as proof of income and bank statements, and be within the minimum and maximum age limits for the specific mortgage product.

Advantages of an 80% LTV mortgage

  • You'll usually get access to better mortgage rates than with a higher LTV mortgage, such as 90% LTV

  • You'll pay less in interest over your full mortgage term than if you borrowed more than 80%

  • You're less likely to fall into negative equity compared to a higher LTV mortgage

  • A 20% deposit is easier to save up than 30 or 40%, so you might be able to buy your home more quickly and can keep some money back for home renovations or an emergency fund

Disadvantages of an 80% LTV mortgage

  • You’ll usually pay a higher rate of interest than with a lower LTV mortgage, such as 70% LTV

  • You could have fewer mortgage deals to choose from compared to those taking out a mortgage with a larger deposit

  • A 20% deposit may still be challenging to save, particularly if you're a first-time-buyer

80% LTV buy-to-let mortgages

Buy-to-let mortgages are for people who are buying or remortgaging a property to let to tenants for a profit. They are usually taken as interest-only mortgages and tend to have higher interest rates and fees than residential mortgages due to their commercial intent.

80% LTV is likely to be the maximum loan size available for buy-to-let mortgages, and few lenders will offer this. Most will require a deposit greater than 20% - usually 25-40%.

Like residential mortgages, the lower your LTV the cheaper the mortgage rates you’ll get - so it’s worth paying as big a deposit as possible.

Whether or not you get a 80% LTV buy-to-let mortgage, the lender will want to make sure that the rental income the property can achieve will cover 125% to 145% of the monthly interest payments for the amount you want to borrow.

Buy-to-let mortgages are not normally regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as they're seen as products for businesses rather than consumers. Recent buy-to-let statistics found that there were 83,000 buy-to-let mortgages were approved in 2023, and that number is only expected to rise.

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YOUR HOME/PROPERTY MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP WITH YOUR MORTGAGE REPAYMENTS.

The FCA does not regulate mortgages on commercial or investment buy-to-let properties.

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