Jargon Reference Guide


Additional Security Fee

An up-front, one off fee paid to the lender to protect them against the borrower defaulting on the loan. This is usually, charged on mortgages over 75% of the house value, and is also known as an MIG, Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee, premium or Mortgage Indemnity Premium.

Annual percentage rate (APR) the total cost of a loan - including all costs, interest charges and arrangement fees - shown as a percentage rate and easily comparable with mortgage interest rates.

Arrangement Fees

The fees charged for arranging a loan on certain products. These are usually applied to loans where a special interest rate applies e.g. fixed or capped rates.


The transfer of ownership of an insurance policy or lease.


The sale of a property to the highest bidder.