i took out tracker mortgage a year past August and got £500 as a first time buyer. The Bank of England rates went up so my Mortage was due to go up in December 2019. I just happened to check their website and they had as slightly cheaper tracker mortgage. I went into my local branch and asked if I would be able to swap to the new rate given I'd only made two payments to my new mortgage and they said yes plus I'd get the £100 switching bonus you refer to. So that was me £600 up just before Christmas. The rates changed again and my so did Nationwide, as they had a slightly cheaper rate again so clicked a few buttons and changed again. Yip £100 cash back again. I only had my mortgage a year and I ended up with an interest free mortgage when you take the cash back into account plus money in my pocket. Ok it wasn't a large mortgage compared to many but still scary to me. So I don't think there is any limits as to how often you can switch on a tracker as I certainly had no problems and the staff at my local encouraged me. No sign of additional credit checks either. Hope this helps.
Nationwide by default pay £100 for each account switched. There was a thread a while back and one chap had 5 accounts. If your fixed is due to end they pay £100 to swap to penalty free tracker and again of you then swap into a fixed later down line.
Sean, you've missed my point my friend. You would have got cashback from broker and Nationwide. Like I did, this is what I was implying. Thanks for posting and spreading the savings! All the best.
Yeah I have looked but if you are switching between trackers it'll work, but it makes it pointless if you choose a product with fees. Its an interesting proposition and to be honest if they drop the 2 year tracker I'm going to give it a go and see if I get it again
I wonder how often you can get this. If your in a tracker you could technically switch a few times a year if the rates hold. Perhaps it’s capped at once a year. Could prove an interesting loophole.