The lender’s five-year fixed rate for prime borrowers is now priced from 7.55 per cent for loan to values (LTV) up to 65 per cent.
UTB added that it believes that £395 fee was the “lowest fee available for this borrower profile” and the change would make it competitive on monthly payments and total cost of credit for smaller loans.
The firm added that the enhancements showed its “desire to support and adapt to the changing market and help customers and brokers with lower cost products”.
Caroline Mirakian (pictured), sales and marketing director – mortgages at UTB, said: “We have taken on board this emerging trend for smaller loan sizes and the pressure on consumers caused by an avalanche of base rate increases and high inflation.
“As usual from UTB, we want to take a lead position in supporting the market and helping brokers to serve their customers by reducing the monthly costs where we can and reducing the product fees for smaller loans.”
She added: “We appreciate the tough environment brokers are working in and want to help them to place business and achieve great outcomes for their customers by giving them more competitive product options. We believe that with market leading five-year fixed rates from just 7.55 per cent and product fees from £395 we’re supporting brokers in the most practical way we can.”