What should I do if I can’t make my repayments?

Published by MFAA

Talk to the right people, at the right time

It can be stressful if you find yourself unable to meet your mortgage repayments and you’re in danger of defaulting. But you’re not the first person to face difficulties, and there is almost always a solution. You just need to talk to the right people at the first sign of difficulty so they can help you.

Talk to your lender

You probably won’t want to talk about your mortgage situation, but the problem won’t solve itself and avoiding matters won’t help. Remember, your lender doesn’t want to foreclose your loan – it’s no fun for them either. So call and let them know what’s happening.

Talk to your other creditors

If you’re struggling with your mortgage repayments, chances are you’re maxed out on your credit cards as well. You need to talk to those, and any other creditors, too. 

As with your mortgage lender, it is in your creditors interests for you to find a solution. But, you need to keep people in the loop. In these situations, silence is anything but golden.

Talk to an MFAA Accredited Finance Broker

Refinancing your mortgage in a way that suits your current situation may help. A mortgage broker can help you find the best options. Talk to an MFAA Accredited Finance Broker today.

Talk to a financial consultant

If the situation is becoming overwhelming and you are really in danger of defaulting, you may need to consider speaking to a financial consultant or accountant.