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Top 6 variable rate mortgages

Top 6 variable rate mortgages

Category: Mortgages

Updated: 20/09/2013
First Published: 20/09/2013

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Latest research reveals that more borrowers selected variable rate mortgage products during August than in any other month of this year.

In fact, one of the UK's leading mortgage brokers, the Mortgage Advice Bureau, (MAB) said that the proportion of remortgage borrowers choosing variable rates climbed from 9.5% in July to 20.8% last month.

Head of lending at the MAB, Brian Murphy, attributed the rise to Bank of England governor Mark Carney's announcement that interest rates are likely to remain low for the next three years.

So if you're on the look out for a chart-topping variable rate mortgage, have a look at our list of the top 6 products below.

Top 6 variable rate mortgages, split by LTV:

65% LTV


first direct

2.13% for term
  • Maximum loan-to-value 65%
  • Fees: Arrangement £1,999
  • Available for purchase or remortgage
  • Incentives: Free legal fees for remortgage customers
  • Borrow from £10k to £1m

Penny saysPenny says…
"Offering a chart-topping variable rate is this product from first direct.

"As an added bonus, borrowers who are remortgaging will receive free legal fees."

70% LTV


HSBC

2.69% for term
  • Maximum loan-to-value 70%
  • No product fees
  • Incentives: Free valuation & legal fees
  • Borrow up to £1m

Penny saysPenny says…
"HSBC's top product for borrowers with at least a 30% deposit offers a rate of 2.69% for term.

"This product charges no fees, making it great value for money. On top of this, borrowers will also benefit from the incentive package that includes free valuation fees and, for those remortgaging, free legal fees."

75% LTV


Santander

2.49% for term
  • Maximum loan-to-value 75%
  • Fees: Booking £495
  • Borrow from £25,001 to £1m

Penny saysPenny says…
"Santander is offering a highly competitive rate of 2.49% to borrowers with at least a 25% deposit.

"On rate alone, this product beats HSBC's 70% LTV variable rate deal, but borrowers must take note that they will be charged a £495 fee if taking out Santander's mortgage."

80% LTV


HSBC

2.99% for term
  • Maximum loan-to-value 80%
  • Fees: Booking £499
  • Incentives: Free legal fees for remortgage customers
  • Borrow up to £1m

Penny saysPenny says…
"For borrowers with only a 20% deposit this product should appeal.

"Helping to keep costs to a minimum is the low fee of £499 and an incentive package that includes free legal fees for customers who are remortgaging."

85% LTV


first direct

3.49% for term
  • Maximum loan-to-value 85%
  • No product fees
  • Incentives: Free valuation & legal fees
  • Borrow from £10k to £400k

Penny saysPenny says…
"Another stellar deal from first direct offers borrowers with a 15% deposit a competitive rate of 3.49% for term.

"Borrowers looking to keep upfront costs to a minimum will benefit from this product as it charges no fees. The attractive incentive package also includes free valuation and legal fees."

90% LTV


first direct

4.19% for term
  • Maximum loan-to-value 90%
  • No product fees
  • Incentives: Free valuation & legal fees
  • Borrow from £10k to £400k

Penny says

Penny says…
"Borrowers on the search for a low deposit mortgage will do well to consider this third product from first direct.

"Making this deal value for money is the fact that it charges no fees and comes with free valuation and legal fees."


Disclaimer:
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up with repayments on your mortgage.Written quotations are available from individual lenders. Loans are subject to status and valuation and are not available to persons under the age of 18. All rates are subject to change without notice. Please check all rates and terms with your lender or financial adviser before undertaking any borrowing.

Information & Rates correct as at: 20/09/2013

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