What About Interest Rates?
As well as deciding whether a repayment or interest only mortgage is right for you, you also have to select the type of interest rate deal you want.
Fixed Rate Mortgage
Your payments are fixed for a certain period, normally between two years and five years but sometimes as long as ten years.
At the end of the deal period, the lender usually charges you its standard variable rate, where payments can go up or down at the lender’s discretion.
The interest rate is set at a specific amount above the Bank of England base rate and so always tracks changes in that rate.
Standard Variable Rate Mortgage
Your payments go up and down at the lender’s discretion which are normally driven by changes in the Bank of England’s interest rate.
Discounted mortgages offer a discount off a specific interest rate – most commonly the lender’s Standard Variable Rate.
The discount is normally for an introductory period of 2, 3 or 5 years.
Capped mortgages are a type of variable rate mortgage but with a cap on the interest rate, which it will not exceed. The terms of a capped mortgage are normally between 2 and 5 year.
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