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Average two-year fix hits record low of 3.82%

  • 05/10/2011
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Average two-year fix hits record low of 3.82%
The average two-year fixed rate mortgage has dropped to its lowest ever rate of 3.82%, according to

This was down from an average of 4.01% in August, following Leeds Building Society launching a two-year fix at just 1.99%.

However, highlighted that, while interest rates have dropped, the average fee for a fixed rate mortgage has increased by 6.40% since June.

It warned that a deal with a low interest rate could work out more expensive than a product with a slightly higher rate, because of the fees involved.

Clare Francis, mortgage spokesperson at (pictured), said that a buyer borrowing less than £164,350 would find the Leeds’ 1.99% deal with a fee of £1,999 – above the £1,253 average – more expensive than the Yorkshire Building Society’s two-year fix at 2.49%, because of its lower fee of £995.

Francis said: “Obviously, if you’re looking to borrow more than £164,350 and want to fix your mortgage payments for two years, the new Leeds deal does offer the best value over that term.

“When looking for a mortgage it is therefore vital to work out the total amount you’d repay over the term of the offer.”

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