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Barclays launches first stepped fixed rate mortgage

by: Emma Lunn
  • 10/02/2015
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Barclays launches first stepped fixed rate mortgage
Barclays has launched two fixed rate stepped mortgages which it said are ideally suited for first-time buyers as they adjust to their new financial responsibilities.

The new stepped products are specifically designed to help reduce the cost of the monthly payments during the first year of the new mortgage, and are available at 90% loan-to-value and with no fee.

New homeowners, or those looking to take their next step on the property ladder, can select a three-year term at 3.49% for the first year with 4.19% for the remaining two years; or a five-year term at 3.59% for the first year and 4.19% for the remaining four years.

Andy Gray, managing director of mortgages for Barclays, said: “We know that when moving into a new home, decorating and buying new furniture can be expensive. Our new stepped fixed rate mortgage is creating greater opportunities for new homeowners to get on the property ladder during 2015, and we hope will help homeowners manage their finances in their first year a little more easily.”

Last week Saffron Building Society launched a four-year stepped discount deal at 90% LTV starting at 2.39%.

 

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