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Yorkshire Building Society launches lowest ever mortgage deal at 0.89%

by: Paloma Kubiak
  • 21/04/2017
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Yorkshire Building Society has launched the lowest mortgage deal ever available in the UK at 0.89%.

The two-year discounted standard variable rate (SVR) mortgage is available to first-time buyers and those remortgaging looking to borrow up to 65% of the value of the property.

The new 0.89% product matches the Yorkshire’s SVR at a discounted level of 3.85% for two years before reverting back to the SVR which is currently 4.74%.

Borrowers need to stump up a product fee of £1,495 or alternatively, Yorkshire also offers a £995 product fee on its 1.05% mortgage deal.

The mutual is also offering a joint-lowest fixed rate mortgage at 0.99% for borrowers with a 40% deposit.

It comes just a couple of days after digital-only Atom Bank pulled its record low five-year mortgage deal priced at 1.29%.

Commentators are suggesting a rate war has started however, a Mortgage Solutions poll earlier this week revealed brokers divided despite the Atom rate launch.

The product is direct-to-consumer only and the mutual confirmed it has no plans to launch the rate to advisers. The lowest Accord Mortgages rate currently is a two-year tracker at 0.99%.

James Farrow, senior mortgage manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We are very pleased to offer borrowers the lowest mortgage rate ever available.

“The cost of funding has fallen in recent weeks and as a financially strong building society with no external shareholders to satisfy we have the ability to pass this on to borrowers.”

Rachel Springall, finance expert at Moneyfacts, said: “It’s fantastic to see such low rates on offer from Yorkshire Building Society and the choice between variable or fixed deal will appeal to different types of borrowers.”

 

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