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UK Mortgage rates rising

Mortgage rates are on the rise, despite the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) putting the base rate on hold. Yesterday, Abbey, the UK’s second-largest mortgage lender, announced its second rate rise in eight days. The industry leader, Halifax, and Chelsea Building Society have also increased rates on some of their mortgages. Homeowners that will soon come to the end of their fixed-rate mortgages may be the worst affected. While some people may be able to switch mortgage products, those who are unable to do so may struggle in the current economic climate. Meanwhile the slide in house prices continues with figures from the Halifax showing that values dropped 0.3% in February, the fourth fall in six months. When taking out a mortgage for a new home, people should consider investing in a good self-storage system to protect their belongings.

1 comments:

Dave Pulsford said...

With the rates varying and the current credit crunch it is important to look at the long term and not just short term when taking out a mortgage.

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