Yorkshire unveils record low rate of 0.89%

Ryan Bembridge

April 21, 2017

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a 2-year discount rate mortgage at 0.89% up to 65% loan-to-value.

The product comes with a £1,495 fee, though the society also offers a £995 fee option at 1.05%.

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

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“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.”

After the 2-year period the mortgage will revert to the lender’s standard variable rate, which is currently 4.74%.

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.

“Those looking for more flexibility over the shorter term may prefer a discounted deal, but those looking for some security could choose the fixed rate.

“In such a low interest rate environment it would be ideal for borrowers to consider overpaying their mortgage. As with any option borrowers would be wise to weigh up the entire package before entering any arrangement.”

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