Are you struggling to pay your mortgage? Are you battling to finance your dream home? Well, what you may need to consider is taking out an equity loan. But what is an equity loan and how will it help you?

Equity loans were developed to help you pay off your mortgage. Banks will offer lower monthly payments than what you are currently paying on your mortgage.

Home equity loans are cash that is borrowed in order for you to pay off your mortgage. You put up collateral, usually your home, and if the equity loan is not paid, the bank can lay claim to your home. The advantage of this, however, is that you will receive cash to pay off your home and lower your monthly repayments.

For instance, if you are paying 300 GBP a month on your mortgage, your payments will decrease to about 90 GBP when taking out an equity loan. In other words, you are taking out a 30 year term loan and literally paying for the same home twice.

If you are considering refinancing your home, it is a good idea to look around for the best offers and lowest rates. For those set on taking out an equity loan, ask about overpay and underpay loans, where you can get cash in your pocket on your mortgage. It is a good idea to print out contracts from various companies and compare them side by side. Compare your options and this will help you choose the best company for you.