General Information for Residential Mortgages

Please see below some information which may be helpful when applying for a mortgage with Virgin Money.

General Information
Name and AddressVirgin Money plc
Jubilee House
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 4PL
Purpose of Credit

Credit can be considered for residential house purchase, remortgages and additional borrowing (including capital raising).

All requests will be subject to our Lending Policy at the time.

The Property

All credit provided by Virgin Money plc under a regulated mortgage contract will be secured by a first legal charge over a residential property within the United Kingdom.

Residential Mortgage Terms

The minimum term for a new residential mortgage is seven years.

The maximum term for a new residential mortgage is 35 years.

The minimum term for additional borrowing for an existing residential customer is five years and the maximum term must not exceed the term of the main mortgage.

Our Interest Rates

We have a range of products available including both fixed and tracker rates.

Tracker rates change in line with the Bank of England base rate. Your monthly payment becomes cheaper if rates fall, more expensive if rates rise.

Fixed rates remain the same for the duration of your fixed rate period (2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 years) making it easier to predict your monthly costs.

Standard Variable Rate is our standard interest rate which can be varied at any time during the duration of the mortgage. Other interest rates may be available from time to time but in all cases, full details of any applicable interest rate(s) will be provided in any Illustration.

Representative Example

Representative example: A mortgage of £135,662 payable over 25 years on a fixed rate for 5 years at 4.34%, followed by our current Standard Variable Rate of 4.99% for 2 years and our Loyalty Variable Rate of 4.74% for the remaining 18 years, would require 60 monthly payments of £739.12, 24 monthly payments of £780.57 and 216 monthly payments of £765.82 plus one initial interest payment of £500.05.

The total amount payable would be £229,341.05 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£93,336.05) and a legal fee (£150), a valuation fee (£163) and a funds transfer fee (£30).

The overall cost for comparison is 4.7% APRC representative.

Costs Associated with Residential Mortgages

Our tariff of mortgage charges PDF link opens in a new window will detail any additional costs that may be applicable during the term of your mortgage. This will be provided with any Offer of Loan.

Repayment Options

Repayment - Pay off some of the interest on your mortgage, plus the original loan amount, every month. Once your payments have finished, the whole mortgage is paid off.

Interest only - Only pay off the interest on your mortgage each month. You'll need to make other arrangements to pay off the original loan amount that you borrowed, such as a savings or investment plan. This option is not available for first time buyers and the maximum loan to value (LTV) is 70%.

Part and part - A combination of the repayment and interest only. With this mortgage, when your payments finish you'll still need to pay off the remainder of the original loan amount. You will need to make arrangements to pay off this element of the loan, such as a savings or an investment plan. This option is not available for first time buyers and the maximum loan to value (LTV) of the Interest Only element is 70%.

Your Illustration and Offer of Loan will detail the number, frequency and the amount of each payment.

It is possible that after making all your contractual repayments that a small residual balance may remain outstanding at the end of your mortgage term. We will contact you should we require any further payment, although in many instances this will not be required.

Property Valuation

In order for us to consider any new application for a residential mortgage, a valuation of the property (which will provide security for the credit) will be required.

Virgin Money is responsible for obtaining the valuation and it is for our sole benefit of assessing the adequacy of the property as security for the loan.

If you are buying a new home then you will have to pay for a valuation of the property.

If you are remortgaging and not moving home, in most cases you will not have to pay for your valuation.

Find out more about the fees and costs to pay when taking out a mortgage, including the valuation charges  

House Building Insurance

With all Virgin Money plc Mortgages, your property must be adequately insured under an acceptable buildings insurance policy.

If You Don't Repay Your Mortgage

The loan will be secured over the property. This means that if you are unable to meet your repayment obligations under the regulated mortgage contract we may take possession of the property (after obtaining any necessary court order) and sell it to repay the debt.