Barclays revamps range and launches market leading 5-year fixes

Ryan Fowler

August 12, 2019

Barclays has made a number of changes across its residential, buy-to-let and reward ranges including rate cuts to its 60% and 75% loan-to-value (LTV) 5-year fixes.

The changes will make Barclays 5-year fixes market leading on rate whilst is also launching a buy-to-let purchase only 75% LTV 5-year fix.

Craig Calder, director of mortgages, Barclays said: “The reduced rates we are introducing are in response to current demand.

“These changes will ensure we continue to provide home buyers with a wide range of competitive options, particularly for those who are looking for the extra comfort and certainty that a 5-year fixed offers.”

Key changes to the resi purchase and remo range see the afore mentioned 60% and 75% 5 -year fixes  reduced to 1.70% and 1.74% respectively – both come with a £999 fee.

Its 85% LTV 5-year fix is reduced from 2.05% to 1.99%.

Further cuts to the resi side see Barclays 2-year fixes reduced to 1.45% at 75% LTV and 1.61% at 85% LTV with a £999 fee. With a £1,999 product fee 85% LTV drops to 1.66%.

On the buy-to-let side a new 2.19% 5-year fix with a £1,295 product fee is launched for those looking to borrow up to 75% LTV.

On the 5-year front cuts see rates slashed by up to 0.06% including a 60% LTV at 1.70% and an 85% LTV product dropping below 2% to 1.99%.

Changes are also made to the Green Home Help to Buy range which has four changes across the 2-year and 5-year fixed rate ranges.

The EMC Reward ranges sees cuts of up to 0.05% across its 2-year and 5-year fixed ranges whilst further changes to the buy-to-let range sees drops of 0.05%.

Barclays has confirmed that despite the wide changes no products are increasing in rate and none are being withdrawn and not replaced.

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