About 2 months. It involved using a broker to go with a different bank, getting a valuation done, all the legals etc I think that if you remortgage with the same bank, it should be significantly quicker.
Took me less time; three weeks, didn't use a broker (is there an advantage to do so?) and yes, also had a valuation and submitted lots of paperwork. I was impressed with swift service but also I was all over it, replying when questions asked.
Bumping this as currently in the middle of a nightmare process that has so far taken 2 months. Would anyone with a quick turnaround share their providers for future reference? No way am I going with HSBC again in future, they've got important details wrong, lied about timescales and generally been rubbish
Currently changing to TSB All been done online and through email. We had an issue that took a week is so to sort. This wasn't TSB's fault. We will complete on the 20th. It's taken nearly 2 months. Been very easy to do.
Remortgaged 2 weeks ago. It took me three phone calls: 1. to current mortgage provider to establish what they'd offer us to stay with them 2. to Which? independent mortgage brokering service to check this was pretty competitive 3. to current provider to make the switch - but they then suggested we just do it online, which we did. In the end it took less than 15 mins to switch online. I thought it was going to be a nightmare, but it wasn't at all. Really, really pleased with the whole thing! Heartily recommend Which? btw - was totally free and really made me feel I was making the right decision
fudge - initially they misprinted some of my details, then the 3rd party conveyancer they recommended took ages to process our documents - it's been weeks and they said it would be a few days, the documents had the wrong names on - they also added on the names of the owners of the flat downstairs... just very shoddy after telling us it would be done in around 5 working days. Meanwhile we've had to pay hundreds extra as the fixed mortgage rate has changed