We are working hard to maintain the best service we can for you. As you can imagine our telephone lines are exceptionally busy at the moment. So we are asking for your help too.
In the interests of the health of both our customers and our staff, please avoid visiting our branches unless necessary. Please telephone your local branch direct if you have any queries or to register to use our online services.
To reduce the risk to our branch staff and customers, from 1st April, branch opening hours will temporarily be reduced to 9am - 12pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays.
We have also temporarily reduced our telephone opening hours at Principal Office to 9am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
There is some evidence that criminals are attempting to use the current COVID-19 situation as an exploitation opportunity, so please be extra vigilant before clicking on an email about the coronavirus outbreak. If a claim sounds too good to be true, it probably is...
Criminals use exceptional circumstances like the current situation as a chance to pose as employees of a genuine organisation such as building society, bank or police and target you for fraud scams. They may claim they are dealing with coronavirus-related issues that require you to respond by paying money or providing personal information that will allow them to access your account. They often use pressure tactics to stop you thinking about want they want you do for them.
To help you stay protected, here are some things that we will never do:
Please remain vigilant.
Stop – Take a moment to think.
Challenge – Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to say “No” and end the conversation.
Protect – Contact the building society or the bank from which you have made a payment immediately if you think that you have been the victim of fraud.
We understand that some customers may be worried about the effect that contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) could have on their finances, for example due to a drop in income as a result of contracting the virus or because of the measures imposed to stop it spreading. If you have any concerns about how this could affect you and your mortgage, please click here to read the leaflet produced by the Building Societies Association and National Debtline or please get in touch on 01664 414141.
Please click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions for our members.
The Melton Building Society
The Melton is one of only a few lenders who will lend to purchase the land with outline planning permission, as well as releasing funds in advance of each build stage – we understand the entire process from start to finish which means you’ll have our help and support at every step.
With a self-build mortgage, funds are generally released in stages as the project progresses, rather than in a lump sum. As a guide, these stages tend to fall into six benchmarks:
Releasing funds in stages helps make sure you don’t run out of money halfway through the project!
At the Melton, we can offer various options:
Our Family Assist Self Build Mortgage allows parents to provide the deposit and have it returned as a final stage payment when the build is finished.
With our Self Build Advance Mortgage, you’ll get money in advance of each stage, which is very helpful for cashflow. We will instruct a local valuer to inspect the work at each build and payment release stage until your building is complete. We also offer a Standard Self Build Mortgage which provides stage payments in arrears.
If you’re keen to be green, you might also be interested in our Eco Mortgage with a special discounted rate that recognises investment in energy efficient features.
What’s more, you can have the mortgage on an interest only basis during the build – this is particularly helpful if you’re living in rented accommodation or staying in your existing home with a monthly mortgage payment.
At the end of your self-build project you can transfer to a standard mortgage with us on a capital and interest repayment basis, without incurring early repayment charges.
You can also pay a lump sum off at the end of the build when you complete a scheme transfer, and we’ll waive the early repayment charges. This is especially helpful if you’ve got savings kept aside for contingency for the build or if you have reclaimed VAT that you want to use to reduce the mortgage balance.
Once a mortgage application has been approved, the Melton will agree a schedule of payment drawdowns with you.
Product Fee stated below is the application fee only. A Completion Fee, a percentage of the loan amount, is also payable. We offer a range of self build products but, from time to time, some of these may be temporarily unavailable.
|Mortgage Product||Maximum Loan to Value||Initial Rate||Followed by our Standard Variable Rate||The overall cost for comparison||Product Fees||Deposit amount|
|Melton Standard Self Build||50%||3.49%||4.99%||4.9% APRC||£500|
Based on a £150,000 mortgage, secured by first charge on your main residential property, repaid on an interest only basis over a 25 year term: 36 monthly payments at a variable rate of 3.49%, (£436.25) £15,705. 264 monthly payments at standard variable rate (currently 4.99%), (£623.75) £164,670. Valuation fee on property of £430,000, payable when you apply £410 (scale applies). Application fee payable when you apply £500. Completion fee 0.50% of the loan amount payable at time of legal completion £750. Reinspection fee of £80 required for each stage release £320. Title Insurance fee payable at the start of the mortgage £78.40. Telegraphic Transfer fee £25 payable at each stage release £100. Solicitors fees payable to your conveyancer (estimated) £360. Mortgage Discharge Fee payable at the end of your mortgage £150. Loan amount payable at the end of your mortgage £150,000. Total Amount Payable £333,043.40
|Melton Advance Self Build||75%||4.59%||4.99%||5.2% APRC||£500|
|Melton Self Build ECO||75%||4.09%||4.99%||5.1% APRC||£500|
|Family Assist Self Build||75%||4.59%||4.99%||5.2% APRC||£500|
|Short Term Self Build||75%||4.59%||n/a||5.2% APRC||£500|
|Melton Standard Self Build||75%||4.59%||4.99%||5.2% APRC||£500|
Choosing to self-build can often result in a house that’s substantially cheaper than an existing property. To start with, stamp duty should be low as tax is due only on the cost of the land – not the value of a completed house.
If you’re looking to renovate instead, you can benefit from the same stamp duty and VAT incentives.
Find out more at our Self Build Hub.
An Independent Mortgage Broker will be happy to talk to you about every kind of self-build or renovation project. Perhaps you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary or an ambitious conversion.
Take a look at our current specialist mortgages above: you’ll need to be 25 or older to apply.