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Two-year fixed mortgage rate sees unexpected fall

08th October 2018 The latest Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report reveals that the average two-year fixed mortgage rate has dropped by 0.04% month-on-month, the first time it has fallen in 12 months. Read More...

Mortgage rates up from record lows year-on-year

01st October 2018 Compared to this time last year, when the mortgage market was enjoying record low rates, two base rate rises have ensured that these competitive deals are now a thing of the past. With rates generally edging up, borrowers must once again be vigilant. Read More...

Average two-year mortgage rate below 2.5%

28th September 2018 Today’s Moneyfacts mortgage average has revealed that the two-year fixed rate has fallen below 2.50% for the first time since April, defying expectations. So, those borrowers who have yet to remortgage still have a chance to get a low rate deal. Read More...

Homebuyers taking 65 minutes to decide

27th September 2018 New research has revealed that homebuyers are taking an average of 65 minutes before submitting an offer on a property, after an average of 2.4 viewings. This is a marked increase from the 53 minutes that homebuyers were taking in January 2016. Read More...

Average fixed 95% LTV rates lowest on record

24th September 2018 Given the recent base rate rise, many first-time buyers will be worried that their dreams of homeownership have been made even harder. However, the opposite appears to be the case, as 95% LTV fixed rates have reached a record low. Read More...

Difference between fixed and SVR at 10-year high

10th September 2018 This month sees the highest difference between the standard variable rate and fixed mortgage deals since March 2008, with the average SVR much higher than the average fixed rate offered on two-year deals two years ago. Read More...

Base rate encouraging longer-term mortgage fixes

05th September 2018 As many may have predicted, there’s been an increase in the number of mortgage borrowers seeking out five-year fixed rate mortgages since the base rate increase on 2 August. This is borne out by Yorkshire BS, which saw a 13% rise in applications. Read More...

Mortgage market split one month after base rate

03rd September 2018 Following last month’s decision to increase base rate to 0.75%, many borrowers will have been waiting with bated breath to see what their providers would do, especially those on variable rate deals. One month on, let’s see what's happened. Read More...

Increase in credit-impaired mortgages

28th August 2018 With the number of residential mortgages seeing a steady overall increase, it may not be surprising to find that the number of credit-impaired deals has also risen, by 118, as lenders try to attract different types of consumers. Read More...

Moving plans falter after base rate rise

14th August 2018 The number of Brits planning to move home in the next six months fell from 8% to 6% in the 48 hours that followed this month’s Bank of England base rate rise, suggesting many are reconsidering moving in an increasing mortgage rate environment. Read More...


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