Pepper tracker overpayment query about letter received

Discussion in 'Tracker mortgages - other than redress issues' started by Susie2017, 27 Aug 2018.

  1. Susie2017

    Susie2017 Frequent Poster

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    I was in the fortunate position recently to be able to transfer money to pepper over our usual repayment amount. I sent through a few amounts over a number of months. I rang them last week to make sure all was in order. The transfer goes to a Pepper account and you put your mortgage account no on it as reference. I thought this would be straightforward. Anyway the lady on the phone said I needed to sign a form to indicate what I want done with money. She was also vague as to where the money is now and mentioned my "holding account". I have received the form and it states:
    Option 1 term reduction: I authorise Pepper Corporation to reduce the term of my mortgage account X with the lump sum payment of X to 154 months. I accept that the revised payments upon receipt of this signed acceptance will be in line with the applicable variable rate. I accept that all other terms and conditions remain as per the original Mortgage Agreement.
    It is the second last line I am worried about ...does this give them freedom to change my rate? . I'm on a favourable tracker and do not want to go onto a standard rate variable. I do wish to reduce the term and not the monthly repayment.
     
  2. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    No, this does not entitle them to remove your tracker.

    Brendan
     
  3. Susie2017

    Susie2017 Frequent Poster

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    Thanks Brendan. I was uncertain about the use of the word 'applicable' but I guess they would have to be a bit clearer if they were moving me to a standard variable rate. Many thanks.