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UK Mortgage rates could hit 8% this year

The unexpectedly large rise in inflation means the Bank of England is sure to push through more increase in interest rates in coming months - so variable mortgage rates could top 8%. For anyone that hadn't realised, inflation (the Consumer Price Index) rose to 3.1% this month. Bank of England is under pressure to bring inflation down quickly. As a result, the bank looks increasingly likely to raise interest rates in May. What's more, this may not be the last rise we see, with some economists predicting that the base rate could hit 6% (or higher) come the end of the year. Three Bank of England rate rises have been pushed through since August 2006 taking the base rate from 4.5 per cent to 5.25 per cent and adding around £750 to the annual cost of an average £100,000 variable rate mortgage. The last time mortgage rates nearing these levels was 15 years ago. Talk to your mortgage broker in UK about the options available to you so that you can save some money in the future. Or move to Canada where mortgage rates are still low and not expected to rise soon. Ha ha ha.

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