Help to Buy 2 Year Discount Mortgage D349

With a discount mortgage, less for us means more for you.

This discount mortgage could be available to you if you are buying your newly built home using the Government's Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme.

With this discounted mortgage you benefit from a reduction in our current standard variable interest rate until 31 May 2020. Until then your payments may increase or decrease as our standard variable rate changes, but you will not pay the full standard variable interest rate. If you pay off your mortgage during this time, you will pay an early repayment charge of 1% of the outstanding balance.

The Society will make a one-off contribution towards the cost of the basic valuation. The maximum contribution will be £300.00 and the actual amount depends on the value of the property. And because you never know when you might want to, you can make one lump sum repayment of 10% off your mortgage during the discount period. 

If you think this discounted variable rate mortgage could be for you, carry on reading for more information.

Interest Rate
1.79% until 31.05.2020
For the remainder of the term of the mortgage, changing to our SVR currently
5.70% and remaining on standard variable rate terms for the rest of the mortgage
Overall cost for comparison
£399 Product Fee
£120 Account Fee
Key features

Free basic valuation on properties valued up to £300,000.
£399 Product Fee.
£120 Account Fee.
Capital and Interest Repayment Only basis.
One lump sum repayment of up to 10% within the discounted period.
Up to 75% LTV.


You can use up to a further 20% from the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme.

The maximum contribution towards a standard valuation will be £300.00 and the actual amount depends on the value of the property.


No compulsary insurances.


Home mover/ remortgage (moving mortgage from another lender). Mortgaged property is your permanent home. Equity loans are available to first time buyers as well as homeowners looking to move.

This mortgage is only available to applicants purchasing a new build property via the Help to Buy scheme in England and Wales via one of our branches or an intermediary. It is not available for the London Help to Buy scheme.

The home you want to buy must be newly built with a price tag of up to £600,000. You won’t be able to sublet this home or enter a part exchange deal on your old home. You must not own any other property at the time you buy your new home with a Help to Buy: Equity Loan.

Higher lending charge
Not applicable
Capital repayments
One lump-sum repayment of 10% allowed within the discounted period.
Early repayment charge
1% of the outstanding balance if redeemed within the discounted period.

Darlington Building Society are required to provide you with Standard Information which is a representative of the current mortgage, which is set out below:

Society Example
The total amount of the credit
Duration of the contract
22 years
The duration of the variable period
2 years 4 months
The initial variable rate
The amount of the variable rate instalments
The number of the variable instalments
The frequency of the variable instalments
Our Standard Variable Rate (SVR)
The duration of the SVR period
19 years 8 months
The frequency of the SVR instalments
The amount of SVR instalments
The total amount payable
The total amount of interest payable
Mortgage exit fee
Product fee
Account fee
The overall cost for comparison
Representative example summary

If all or part of your income is in a currency other than Pound Sterling (£), you should be aware about the risks of fluctuations in currency exchange rates. If the value of the relevant currency moves against you by at least 20% then that may make it more difficult for you to afford your mortgage payments.

The Representative Example is based on mortgages sold between 31/12/2015 – 31/12/2016 and if you were to take your mortgage product as at 01/02/2018.

All above information is for illustration purposes only and may vary depending on personal circumstances.

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