UK Mortgage Rate Cuts by Lenders Spark Optimism for Property Market Rebound



Several UK mortgage lenders, including NatWest, First Direct, TSB, and others, have announced significant rate reductions, potentially driving a rebound in the sluggish property market. The average fixed mortgage rates have dropped, with some deals offering rates below 4 per cent.

Mortgage lenders in the UK are making significant rate cuts, sparking optimism for a potential rebound in the sluggish property market. NatWest, First Direct, TSB, and MPowered Mortgages have all announced rate reductions, following similar moves by HSBC, Halifax, and Gen H earlier in the year. Additionally, Lloyds Bank, Leeds Building Society, Bluestone Mortgages, Hodge, and LendInvest Mortgages have also implemented rate reductions.
 

UK Mortgage Rate Cuts by Lenders Spark Optimism for Property Market Rebound

According to Moneyfacts, the average five-year fixed mortgage rate across the market has dropped from 5.53 per cent to 5.46 per cent in just one day. Meanwhile, the average two-year fix has fallen from 5.92 per cent to 5.87 per cent. Starting tomorrow, there will be ten fixed rate deals on the market offering rates below 4 per cent, with the cheapest deals targeting those with at least 40 per cent equity in their home or a 40 per cent deposit. HSBC is offering existing customers a 3.87 per cent five-year fixed deal at 60 per cent loan-to-value, with a £999 fee. New HSBC customers can secure a 3.94 per cent rate. NatWest is also cutting rates by up to 0.42 percentage points across most of its fixed rate products, with reductions for first-time buyers, home movers, and those remortgaging. First Direct has announced rate cuts, including two deals below 4 per cent, one being a 10-year fix and the other a five-year fix - both at 60 per cent loan-to-value. TSB has focused on cutting two-year fixes, with reductions of up to 0.55 percentage points for first-time buyers. Rates now start at 4.54 per cent for those with the largest deposits.

The recent wave of mortgage rate cuts by UK lenders has sparked hope for a potential rebound in the property market. With multiple major lenders reducing rates, there is optimism for increased activity in the housing market.

UK Mortgage Rate Cuts by Lenders Spark Optimism for Property Market Rebound

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