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Teachers Building Society was set up in 1966 to help teachers get onto the property ladder. ​We work hard to help a range of education professionals own their own homes, from trainee teachers and NQTs right through to teachers in retirement. 

Questions about getting a first-time buyer mortgage or how the process works? Let us ​demystify mortgages for you in just 10 minutes. 

10 MINUTE MORTGAGE HEALTH​ CHECK

  • Find out more about the mortgage process or how much we may be able to lend you
  • Ask us anything - there's no such thing as a silly question
  • Answer a few simple questions to see if you are eligible for a mortgage
  • ​Call us directly or choose a time to be contacted
 

THE BENEFITS OF A CALL WITH A TEACHERS ADVISOR

  • We are a small, friendly team of experienced advisors
  • We will provide you with one dedicated advisor to guide you through the process
  • ​We understand teaching contracts and pay scales
  • We will not perform a credit check until later in the process with your explicit consent
 

5% ​Deposit ​Mortgage ​Product ​Options

Newly Qualified Teacher Exclusive, 5 Year Fixed Rate Remortgage (subject to availability) 5% Deposit 4.49% Fixed
4.49% 4.89% 4.8% APRC 95% N/A £199

Key Features

Fixed rate

A fixed rate of 4.49% for the first 5 years (fixed until 14/08/2025). It then changes to our Standard Variable Rate, which is currently 4.89%, and remains on our variable rate terms for the rest of the mortgage.

The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC.

What you Pay

  • Daily interest.
  • An application fee of £199 (non-refundable) is payable with the application.
  • A valuation fee is payable for all properties worth £800,000 or more.

Early repayment charge

An Early Repayment Charge of 3% on the amount repaid will be applied for the duration of the product term. You can overpay by up to 10% of the loan outstanding per calendar year without charge.

What we Pay

  • The first valuation fee for properties worth less than £800,000.
  • For remortgage applications, legal fees will be paid when using our appointed solicitor. For non-standard remortgages (i.e. shared ownership, transfer of equity, unencumbered property), we will pay £250 towards the legal costs and this will be sent directly to your solicitor on completion of the mortgage.
  • £100 cashback upon completion of your mortgage, if either or both applicants are NEU members.

Who can apply and more information

  • Available for remortgage applications only.
  • At least one applicant must be a newly qualified teacher (NQT).

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

Representative Example

A mortgage of £184,000.00 over 27 years initially on a fixed rate of 4.49% (Ending on 14 August 2025) and then our Standard Variable Rate of 4.89% for the remaining term, would require 61 monthly payments of £980.98 and 263 monthly payments of £1013.88.

The total amount payable would be £326,821.88 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£142,512.88) with a Application Fee of £199.00, Funds Transfer Fee of £25.00 and a Mortgage Exit Fee of £85.00. 

The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

Call us today on 0800 378 669

This product may be withdrawn or amended at any time, without prior notice

Teacher Exclusive, 2 Year Variable Rate Mortgage 5% Deposit 3.50% Variable
3.50% 4.89% 4.8% APRC 95% N/A N/A

Key Features

Variable rate

A variable rate, currently 3.50%, which is discounted by 1.39% from our Standard Variable Rate for the first 2 years. It then changes to our Standard Variable Rate, which is currently 4.89%, and remains on our variable rate terms for the rest of the mortgage.

The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

What you Pay

  • Daily interest.
  • A valuation fee is payable for all properties worth £800,000 or more.

Early repayment charge

An Early Repayment Charge of 3% on the amount repaid will be applied for the duration of the product term. You can overpay by up to 10% of the loan outstanding per calendar year without charge.

What we Pay

  • The first valuation fee for properties worth less than £800,000.
  • £100 cashback upon completion of your mortgage, if either or both applicants are NEU members.

Who can apply and more information

  • Available for home purchase applications only.
  • At least one applicant must be a qualified teacher or lecturer.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

Representative Example

A mortgage of £197,194.00 over 29 years initially on a discounted variable rate of 3.50% (equal to a 1.39% discount off our SVR) for 2 years and then our Standard Variable Rate of 4.89% for the remaining term, would require 24 monthly payments of £902.82 and 324 monthly payments of £1051.72.

The total amount payable would be £362,553.93 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£165,249.93) with a Funds Transfer Fee of £25.00 and a Mortgage Exit Fee of £85.00. 

The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

Call us today on 0800 378 669

This product may be withdrawn or amended at any time, without prior notice

Teacher Exclusive, 2 Year Variable Rate Mortgage 5% Deposit 3.75% Variable
3.75% 4.89% 4.8% APRC 95% N/A £199

Key Features

Variable rate

A variable rate, currently 3.75%, which is discounted by 1.14% from our Standard Variable Rate for the first 2 years. It then changes to our Standard Variable Rate, which is currently 4.89%, and remains on our variable rate terms for the rest of the mortgage.

The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

What you Pay

  • Daily interest.
  • A valuation fee is payable for all properties worth £800,000 or more.

Early repayment charge

An Early Repayment Charge of 3% on the amount repaid will be applied for the duration of the product term. You can overpay by up to 10% of the loan outstanding per calendar year without charge.

What we Pay

  • The first valuation fee for properties worth less than £800,000.
  • £100 cashback upon completion of your mortgage, if either or both applicants are NEU members.

Who can apply and more information

  • Available for home purchase applications only.
  • At least one applicant must be a qualified teacher or lecturer.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

Representative Example

A mortgage of £197,194.00 over 29 years initially on a discounted variable rate of 3.75% (equal to a 1.14% discount off our SVR) for 2 years and then our Standard Variable Rate of 4.89% for the remaining term, would require 24 monthly payments of £930.34 and 324 monthly payments of £1053.45.

The total amount payable would be £363,975.28 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£166,472.28) with a Application Fee of £199.00, Funds Transfer Fee of £25.00 and a Mortgage Exit Fee of £85.00. 

The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

Call us today on 0800 378 669

This product may be withdrawn or amended at any time, without prior notice

Teacher Exclusive, 5 Year Fixed Rate Remortgage (subject to availability) 5% Deposit 4.49% Fixed
4.49% 4.89% 4.8% APRC 95% N/A £199

Key Features

Fixed rate

A fixed rate of 4.49% for the first 5 years (fixed until 14/08/2025). It then changes to our Standard Variable Rate, which is currently 4.89%, and remains on our variable rate terms for the rest of the mortgage.

The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC.

What you Pay

  • Daily interest.
  • An application fee of £199 (non-refundable) is payable with the application.
  • A valuation fee is payable for all properties worth £800,000 or more.

Early repayment charge

An Early Repayment Charge of 3% on the amount repaid will be applied for the duration of the product term. You can overpay by up to 10% of the loan outstanding per calendar year without charge.

What we Pay

  • The first valuation fee for properties worth less than £800,000.
  • For remortgage applications, legal fees will be paid when using our appointed solicitor. For non-standard remortgages (i.e. shared ownership, transfer of equity, unencumbered property), we will pay £250 towards the legal costs and this will be sent directly to your solicitor on completion of the mortgage.
  • £100 cashback upon completion of your mortgage, if either or both applicants are NEU members.

Who can apply and more information

  • Available for remortgage applications only.
  • At least one applicant must be a qualified teacher or lecturer.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

Representative Example

A mortgage of £184,000.00 over 27 years initially on a fixed rate of 4.49% (Ending on 14 August 2025) and then our Standard Variable Rate of 4.89% for the remaining term, would require 61 monthly payments of £980.98 and 263 monthly payments of £1013.88.

The total amount payable would be £326,821.88 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£142,512.88) with a Application Fee of £199.00, Funds Transfer Fee of £25.00 and a Mortgage Exit Fee of £85.00. 

The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

Call us today on 0800 378 669

This product may be withdrawn or amended at any time, without prior notice

Teacher Exclusive, Shared Ownership, 2 Year Variable Rate Mortgage 5% Deposit 3.50% Variable
3.50% 4.89% 4.8% APRC 95% N/A N/A

Key Features

Variable rate

A variable rate, currently 3.50%, which is discounted by 1.39% from our Standard Variable Rate for the first 2 years. It then changes to our Standard Variable Rate, which is currently 4.89%, and remains on our variable rate terms for the rest of the mortgage.

The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

What you Pay

  • Daily interest.
  • A valuation fee is payable for all properties worth £800,000 or more.
  • Early repayment charge

    An Early Repayment Charge of 3% on the amount repaid will be applied for the duration of the product term. You can overpay by up to 10% of the loan outstanding per calendar year without charge.

    What we Pay

    • The first valuation fee for properties worth less than £800,000.
    • £100 cashback upon completion of your mortgage, if either or both applicants are NEU members.

    Who can apply and more information

    • Available for Shared Ownership home purchase and remortgage applications.
    • Available to teachers only.

    Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

    Representative Example

    A mortgage of £197,194.00 over 29 years initially on a discounted variable rate of 3.50% (equal to a 1.39% discount off our SVR) for 2 years and then our Standard Variable Rate of 4.89% for the remaining term, would require 24 monthly payments of £902.82 and 324 monthly payments of £1051.71.

    The total amount payable would be £362,550.68 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£165,246.68) with a Funds Transfer Fee of £25.00 and a Mortgage Exit Fee of £85.00. 

    The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

    Call us today on 0800 378 669

    This product may be withdrawn or amended at any time, without prior notice

    Teacher Exclusive, Shared Ownership, 2 Year Variable Rate Remortgage 5% Deposit 3.50% Variable
    3.50% 4.89% 4.8% APRC 95% N/A N/A

    Key Features

    Variable rate

    A variable rate, currently 3.50%, which is discounted by 1.39% from our Standard Variable Rate for the first 2 years. It then changes to our Standard Variable Rate, which is currently 4.89%, and remains on our variable rate terms for the rest of the mortgage.

    The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

    What you Pay

    • Daily interest.
    • A valuation fee is payable for all properties worth £800,000 or more.

    Early repayment charge

    An Early Repayment Charge of 3% on the amount repaid will be applied for the duration of the product term. You can overpay by up to 10% of the loan outstanding per calendar year without charge.

    What we Pay

    • The first valuation fee for properties worth less than £800,000.
    • £100 cashback upon completion of your mortgage, if either or both applicants are NEU members.
    • For remortgage applications, legal fees will be paid when using our appointed solicitor. For non-standard remortgages (i.e. shared ownership, transfer of equity, unencumbered property), we will pay £250 towards the legal costs and this will be sent directly to your solicitor on completion of the mortgage.

    Who can apply and more information

    • Available for Shared Ownership home purchase and remortgage applications.
    • Available to teachers only.

    Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

    Representative Example

    A mortgage of £197,194.00 over 29 years initially on a discounted variable rate of 3.50% (equal to a 1.39% discount off our SVR) for 2 years and then our Standard Variable Rate of 4.89% for the remaining term, would require 24 monthly payments of £902.82 and 324 monthly payments of £1051.71.

    The total amount payable would be £362,550.68 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£165,246.68) with a Funds Transfer Fee of £25.00 and a Mortgage Exit Fee of £85.00. 

    The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

    Call us today on 0800 378 669

    This product may be withdrawn or amended at any time, without prior notice

    Teacher Exclusive, Shared Ownership, 5 Year Fixed Rate Remortgage (subject to availability) 5% Deposit 4.49% Fixed
    4.49% 4.89% 4.8% APRC 95% N/A £199

    Key Features

    Fixed rate

    A fixed rate of 4.49% for the first 5 years (fixed until 14/05/2026). It then changes to our Standard Variable Rate, which is currently 4.89%, and remains on our variable rate terms for the rest of the mortgage.

    The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC.

    What you Pay

    • Daily interest.
    • An application fee of £199 (non-refundable) is payable with the application.
    • A valuation fee is payable for all properties worth £800,000 or more.

    Early repayment charge

    An Early Repayment Charge of 3% on the amount repaid will be applied for the duration of the product term. You can overpay by up to 10% of the loan outstanding per calendar year without charge.

    What we Pay

    • The first valuation fee for properties worth less than £800,000.
    • £100 cashback upon completion of your mortgage, if either or both applicants are NEU members.
    • For remortgage applications, legal fees will be paid when using our appointed solicitor. For non-standard remortgages (i.e. shared ownership, transfer of equity, unencumbered property), we will pay £250 towards the legal costs and this will be sent directly to your solicitor on completion of the mortgage.

    Who can apply and more information

    • Available for Shared Ownership home purchase and remortgage applications.
    • Available to teachers only.

    Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

    Representative Example

    A mortgage of £197,194.00 over 29 years initially on a fixed rate of 4.49% (Ending on 14 May 2026) and then our Standard Variable Rate of 4.89% for the remaining term, would require 59 monthly payments of £1014.37 and 289 monthly payments of £1051.57.

    The total amount payable would be £364,084.91 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£166,581.91) with a Application Fee of £199.00, Funds Transfer Fee of £25.00 and a Mortgage Exit Fee of £85.00. 

    The overall cost for comparison is 4.8% APRC representative.

    Call us today on 0800 378 669

    This product may be withdrawn or amended at any time, without prior notice

    WE ​​WILL CONSIDER LENDING TO:


    • NQTs up to 2 months before starting work
    • Teachers with just a 5% deposit
    • Teachers in retirement up to age of 83
    • Contract and supply teachers
    • Teachers looking to buy via Help to Buy

    Give us a call

    0800 378 669
    YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE