Are you looking to buy a home or switch to a new mortgage offer? Halifax has been helping people buy their own homes for more than 160 years, and with everything under one roof, it's easy to get expert advice to find the best mortgage for you. In this article, we'll explore the incentives and benefits currently available on Halifax mortgage rates. From time to time, Halifax may offer mortgage products that include an incentive. The interest rate on products with incentives can sometimes be slightly higher than that of products without incentives.
Therefore, you'll need to consider if the incentive available at the start of the mortgage is more important to you than the slightly lower interest rate you could get during the product rate period without the incentive. The Bank of England (BoE) sets the “bank” or “base rate”, which in turn influences the interest rates set by banks. If the BoE base rate increases, you may see an increase in the interest rate set by your bank. This means that you're likely to pay more interest on any loan or amount you've borrowed from the bank.
Are you looking for a purchase-to-rent option? Or are you already a buy-to-rent customer in Halifax and want to switch to a new offer or take out more loans? We have a range of buy-to-rent offers. Lenders typically set their Standard Variable Rates (SVRs) in response to any increase in the bank rate. HSBC's SVR will remain at 6.99%, Santander at 7.50%, Coventry Building Society at 6.99% and Skipton Building Society at 6%. Skipton Building Society is the latest lender to reduce the cost of its fixed-rate mortgages, its fourth rate cut this month.
With a mortgage that only pays interest, the term of your mortgage should match the time when you will have enough money in your repayment plans to repay the loan. Borrowers who apply monitoring rates (which reflect fluctuations in the bank rate with a fixed margin) will see an immediate impact on payments, while those who pay standard variable rates (SVR) will see an increase at the discretion of their lender. Aldermore has reduced mortgage rates for residential and purchase-to-rent borrowers by up to 0.97 percentage points. More lenders have reduced mortgage rates as competition for businesses remains strong.
Full details of Skipton's mortgage for tenants and its launch date have not yet been released, but it is expected to take into account long-term rent payments as part of the overall assessment of mortgage affordability. Nationwide Building Society, TSB and Virgin Money have announced plans to lower mortgage rates, which will be good news for borrowers. This is good news for borrowers with variable and follow-up mortgage rates who were preparing for higher monthly repayments. First Direct offers compare well with other 95% transactions that, due to higher credit risk, offer higher rates than mortgages with lower Loan-to-Value (LTV).
As for five-year fixed-rate mortgages of 95%, Barclays offers the same rate as First Direct's 2.94%, while HSBC's offer is slightly higher, at 2.99%. Virgin Money has launched a range of fixed-rate mortgage offers for first-time buyers and those moving away from home. It follows a mortgage summit between Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and representatives of the mortgage industry in December. The cost of the cheapest two-year and five-year fixed-rate mortgages is now more than three times higher than it was a year ago, so borrowers who run out now or want to buy will have to pay higher costs and have fewer mortgages to choose from. Halifax offers competitive incentives and benefits on its mortgage rates that can help make buying a home easier and more affordable. Be sure to compare all available options before making your decision so that you can find the best deal for your needs.