Capital raising mortgages are usually ways of remortgaging your house to release funds for other purposes. The cash could be for home improvements, a holiday, a new car or simply to consolidate existing debts. Many people use remortgaging to take advantage of lower mortgage interest rates when consolidating all their loans into one manageable monthly fee.
A capital raising mortgage can be a very useful short-term solution to financial problems, whatever you need the money for. The lower interest rates mean that by increasing your mortgage, you will likely pay less than getting an unsecured loan. However, you should consider the fact that it will mean larger mortgage repayments and a longer repayment term. There may also be early repayment charges on your current mortgage.