News

In the news: Mortgage rates cut for the second time in 3 weeks


In an encouraging trend for potential homeowners, several major lenders are making significant reductions to their mortgage rates, opening up new opportunities for those looking to buy a Skipton Properties home at The Alders in Skipton and Bolton Gardens in Silsden.

Following the recent news of Nationwide’s impressive rate cuts of up to 0.55%, TSB has joined the fray with reductions of up to 0.4% on selected five-year fixed homeowner mortgages. These new TSB deals offer attractive rates starting from 5.44%, making homeownership even more accessible and affordable.

But the rate-cut party doesn’t stop there. HSBC is expected to announce its own rate cuts today, providing further options and flexibility for prospective homebuyers.

Experts in the field, like Jamie Lennox, Director at Dimora Mortgages, emphasize the significance of the upcoming inflation data. He notes, “The next inflation data is going to be key to this downward trend continuing.” This is particularly interesting given that the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (Niesr) has recently predicted that inflation rates will continue to fall throughout the remainder of the year.

The stability and potential for further decreases in fixed mortgage rates can be attributed to swap rates, which serve as the foundation for fixed mortgage rates. These rates have shown signs of stabilization, a response to the expectation that inflation will decrease.

The most recent data from the Office for National Statistics reveals a drop in the UK Consumer Prices Index inflation from 8.7% to 7.9% in June. This decrease has fueled optimism that the Bank of England might not need to implement substantial increases to the base rate.

With mortgage rates becoming more favourable and inflation expectations shifting, at Skipton Properties, we firmly believe that now is an excellent moment to embark on your homeownership journey. We’re dedicated to assisting buyers every step of the way, ensuring our homes are financially accessible and fulfilling the dream of owning a brand new Skipton Properties home.

What’s more, the HBF’s latest Watt a Save report shows that new homes can save you £2,200 a year in your energy bills. You can read the report here.

Happy house hunting from all of us at Skipton Properties!

Source: Sky News & Niesr

Talk to us about your home search

Please tick below to confirm your preferred method of contact:

Unlock savings on In the news: Mortgage rates cut for the second time in 3 weeks

Save up to £ today!*

*Skipton Properties reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time for unreserved homes.