Longer-term rates rise
Saturday 18 February 1995
Discounted mortgages are popular, with fixed rates trailing behind, says Philip Cartwright of London and Country.
With the current dearth of new borrowers, most activity is in remortgaging. Mortgage providers turn down existing borrowers looking for bargain terms. Borrowers are looking instead to remortgage with other companies, where they can take advantage of preferential rates.
Borrowers with a £60,000 standard variable mortgage, valued at up to 75 per cent of the property, can save £85.56 a month for three years, by switching to Stroud and Swindon.
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