For funds used for specified energy saving or renewable energy systems. our C-Change energy improvements scheme offers a 1% discount from our Standard Variable Rate, currently 4.90% - the overall cost for comparison is 5.0% APR (based on £10,000 spent on qualifying improvements).
So whether you're purchasing a property, moving your mortgage to the Ecology or are an existing member, there's an additional incentive to save energy and reduce your impact on the environment.
Our C-Change energy improvements discount is available on our residential, buy-to-let, housing co-operative, housing association and part-residential mortgages.
You can find more details about who can apply on each mortgage page, or by downloading About you.
The discount is most applicable to small scale works to existing properties - including investments that benefit from Feed-In Tariff incentives.
If you have any questions about whether you can apply for an Ecology mortgage, please contact us. Our experienced team treats each project individually, and we don't use automated decision systems.
- Discount of 1% from our Standard Variable Rate for funds used to install specified energy saving or renewable energy systems
- Can be used to fund measures such as insulation, double or triple glazing, efficient heating systems, photovoltaics, wind turbines, ground source heat pumps and biomass heating
- The minimum loan amount that can qualify for this discount is £1,000
- Our Current Standard Variable Rate is 4.90% - the overall cost for comparison is 5.0% APR)
What specific measures qualify for the discount?
Measures that can benefit from the discount include:
- Floor, wall and roof insulation
- Double or triple glazing
- Wet underfloor heating systems
- High efficiency condensing boilers
- Solar water heating
- Wind turbines
- Ground source heat pumps
- Biomass heating
- Heat recovery systems
- Low water-use appliances
- Rain water harvesting.
When will the discount be applied?
We ask you to tell us in advance what systems you're planning to install and how much you expect this to cost. Once we receive confirmation that the work has been undertaken, we'll apply the 1% discount to the part of the mortgage that has been used to fund the work.
The discounts are deducted from our Standard Variable Rate (currently 4.90% - the overall cost for comparison is 5.0% APR).
You can find out more by downloading Our C-Change discounts.
We're proud to have supported over 2,000 projects that benefit the environment since we started in 1981. Here's just one example of how we've helped:
Janet and Robert’s story: our electricity usage halved
With Ecology’s help, Janet and Robert installed solar photovoltaic panels…
Our home has now achieved an A rating for Energy Efficiency, and in the first week of operation of the photovoltaic system, our electricity usage from the grid halved.
Janet and Robert, Ecology borrowers
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