So, how can a green mortgage benefit you? Well, there are several pros to taking out a green mortgage. Lenders will offer lower interest rates to encourage you to have a more energy efficient home. This means your monthly payments may be less than they otherwise would – helping you to save money and the planet simultaneously. Having a more energy efficient home would also help you keep your energy bills at a more manageable level – a benefit not to be overlooked amid a cost-of-living crisis. A more energy efficient home takes less power to heat and therefore doesn’t cost as much.
As we edge closer to the government’s net zero target, eco-homes are becoming more desirable. As buyers are more frequently valuing the EPC rating of a home as a priority, having a home with a good rating could increase its overall value. Not only are you saving money through having cheaper monthly repayments – but your property’s value could increase.
If your home has an EPC rating of A or B, or you’re looking to purchase one that does, a green mortgage could be the product for you. To find out more, speak to your adviser to have any of your questions answered.