Are you concerned about interest rates?
Posted on 12th May 2023 at 18:34
The Bank of England have increased the base rate to 4.5%, the highest it has been since October 2008. But what does this mean for your mortgage?
If you are on a fixed rate, your payment will stay the same. However, if your fixed rate is due to come to an end between now and the end of the year, start thinking about remortgaging now.
You can secure an interest rate at today’s rates so if interest rates go up, your rate is secured and it will not effect you.
If interest rates go down, you can also benefit as we will swap you on to the lower rate and no additional cost or underwriting. Either way, you have peace of mind knowing your rate is secured.
If you are on a base rate tracker your mortgage payment will increase. This is the twelfth consecutive increase so if you have had a tracker rate since the middle of last year, you will have seen continuous uplifts in your mortgage outgoings. If you are worried about further increases, speak to us as there may be options to fix your rate without incurring any early repayment charges with the lender.
If you are on the lenders standard variable rate this will be likely to increase. If you are on the SVR but you are unsure what to do with your mortgage, you are possibly looking to move so don’t want to tie yourself in, you may be wanting to see what interest rates do over the coming months before making a decision contact us.
There are options to pay a lower interest rate than the lenders SVR without the tie in of early repayment charges.
Ultimately, if you are worried about your mortgage payments, reach out to us. We have over 30 years experience of dealing with the highs and lows of the mortgage market. Our advisers understand how worrying the current cost of living crisis is affecting households and conducting a free, full financial review will put a strategy in place to help manage your household finances.
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