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The table below illustrates the best mortgage rates available on the market. These products are dependent upon certain criteria including but not limited to loan size, loan to value and personal income.
For a more personalised response regarding the feasible rate for your specific situation, speak with an expert.
|2 Year Fixed
|2 Year Tracker
|2 Year Discounted Variable
|3 Year Fixed
|5 Year Fixed
|10 Year Fixed
Please note, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) does not regulate some forms of Buy-To-Let.
This is a sample of purchase and remortgage products available on Jul 13th, 2023. There are a number of factors, in addition to the interest rate, which affect the cost of borrowing, such as arrangement fees, early repayment charges and other set-up costs. When compiling this selection we have taken these other factors into consideration. Examples are based on a property price of £1,000,000 and each product’s respective maximum loan-to-value, or a loan of £500,000. For bespoke mortgage advice and a recommendation, please call or e-mail using the details above.
Your mortgage is likely to be your most significant financial commitment, so it is crucial to choose the option that best suits your needs. With thousands of mortgage rates available, some which may only be accessible with the support of an intermediary, finding the right deal to meet your present and future requirements can be a complex journey.
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In a higher interest rate environment and fast changing mortgage market, it can be tough to know whether it is better to fix your mortgage or choose a more flexible variable rate option. Fixed and variable rate mortgage both have their benefits and drawbacks, and where one option may be suitable for one person, it may not be suitable for the other.
We outline some of the main features.
With a fixed-rate mortgage, the interest rate remains the same for a set period, typically between two and five years. Longer rates are available but are less common. During the fixed rate period, your monthly repayments will remain the same, regardless of any changes to the Bank of England base rate.
With a variable rate mortgage, the interest rate can fluctuate based on changes in the economy or the financial market, which means that the borrower’s monthly payments may increase or decrease over time.
Tracker mortgages, also known as variable rate trackers, are a flexible type of mortgage where the interest rate payable is linked to the Bank of England base rate. This means your mortgage repayments can go up or down.
The interest rate you pay will be the Bank of England base rate with a set percentage added on top, depending on the type of deal from the lender.
A discount variable rate mortgage offers a discount on the lender’s standard variable rate (SVR) for a certain period. The SVR is set by the lender and can change at their discretion. The discount rate can change along with the lender’s SVR.
This is slightly different from a tracker mortgage in that the prevailing rate does not necessarily follow the bank of England’s base rate movements.
Choosing a fixed or variable rate for your buy to let mortgage is more complex. Lenders carry out a stress test for fixed and variable rates to work out the maximum borrowing. These stress rates vary depending on which product you select, with a 5-year fixed typically being most favourable – you may allow you to borrow more if you fix your mortgage for longer. In some instances, you may be able to use your earned income to further enhance this calculation and borrow more against an investment property.
If you are a landlord or would like to know more about how much you can borrow, our consultants can help you calculate the numbers while also considering your individual circumstances.Speak with an expert now
As well as standard fixed and variable rate mortgages, there are other options available for you to consider.
A standard variable rate (SVR) mortgage is a type of mortgage where the interest rate is set by the lender and can vary over time. SVR mortgages are often the default rate that borrowers move to once their initial fixed or discounted rate period ends. Borrowers on an SVR mortgage are likely to be paying more interest than necessary.
An interest-only mortgage allows you to pay only the interest charges on the loan for a specified period. The monthly payments are lower compared to a repayment mortgage since you’re not repaying the principal amount during the interest-only period.
At the end of the interest-only period, you will still owe the original loan amount. Therefore, you will need to have a suitable repayment strategy in place to repay the principal, such as investments, savings, or selling the property. It’s crucial to carefully consider the affordability and risks associated with an interest-only mortgage.
With an offset mortgage, the balance of your savings and current accounts is offset against your outstanding mortgage debt, reducing the amount of interest you pay on the mortgage.
This can enable you to clear their mortgage more quickly and pay less interest in the long run, while retaining access to savings in case of emergency.
Offset mortgages tend to have slightly higher interest rates compared to standard mortgages. However, the potential interest savings from offsetting your savings can often outweigh the higher interest rate, making it a cost-effective option for many borrowers.
Determining the best mortgage type for you will ultimately depend on your individual circumstances, goals and appetite for risk.
The best way to be satisfied that you have accounted for every factor when choosing your mortgage is to speak with a qualified mortgage consultant. They will take the time to understand your unique circumstances and will use their up-to-the-minute, expert understanding of the mortgage market to provide you with a recommendation of the type of product that is best suited to you.
If you would like to discuss your mortgage options with a qualified professional, you can speak to one of our mortgage advisors on an obligation-free basis or alternatively by emailing us at email@example.comSpeak with an expert now