Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or any other debt secured on it.

Second charge loans can be secured against residential or Buy to Let properties. They are provided by specialist lenders and are generally short-term loans secured against the property, but where the lender has second call on the property if the borrower defaults.

Second charges tend to be more expensive than ‘firsts’, but can still be the best option for people seeking to raise capital – but whose main lender is unwilling to provide further finance, or where expensive early redemption charges would be incurred.

If you are purchasing a property with the help of a shared equity loan, our advice will also cover the shared equity second charge. However, we do not advise on any other second charge mortgages. If you need a second charge mortgage we will refer you to a master broker for second charges, who will be able to advise you.