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Product focus: Mortgages

Category: Mortgages

Updated: 11/03/2011
First Published: 11/03/2011

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In the last few months the cost to lenders of funding mortgages through the swap rate market has risen as the market anticipates a rise in bank base rate in the coming months. This rise is factored in to fixed rate mortgages and rates have risen, but there are still competitive deals to be found. By contrast rates average rates on tracker mortgages have fallen to an all time low, but borrowers must remember that they will not be protected from future rises in base rate and must factor this in to the true cost of any new deal.

HSBC – Two Year Discounted Variable

  • The lowest rate on the market is currently being offered by HSBC, who have a two year discounted variable mortgage charging 1.99%.
  • The deal is available to borrowers with a 40% deposit and is subject to a £999 arrangement fee.
  • Incentives of free legal fees are available with the mortgage.

Yorkshire Building Society – Five Year Fixed

  • The five year fixed rate mortgage market has seen some of the biggest increases in rates.
  • For borrowers with a 40% deposit one of the most competitive deals on offer is from Yorkshire Building Society who are charging 4.59%, fixed to 30 April 2016.
  • The deal is subject to a £995 fee and has a flexible option allowing overpayments.

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society – Two Year Fixed

  • Borrowers with a 15% deposit could consider the two year fixed rate deal from Norwich & Peterborough Building Society.
  • It is charging 4.18%, subject to a £995 arrangement fee.
  • The deal is available to house purchasers and remortgagers and has flexible options.

HSBC – Term Tracker

  • HSBC is offering borrowers with a 40% deposit a deal of 1.79% plus bank base rate for the term of the mortgage, currently 2.29%.
  • The deal is subject to just a £99 booking fee.
  • No exit fees are payable on the deal, so borrowers can move to a new deal at any time without penalty.
  • Incentives of free legal fees are available, as well as flexible features.

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