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Jake Carter

December 20, 2021

mortgages rates

Platform, the intermediary mortgage brand of The Co-operative Bank, has reduced rates across selected mortgage products, by up to 0.3%.

It has also increased its standard variable rate (SVR) from 4.34% to 4.49%, due to the Bank of England upping the Base Rate by 0.15% last week.

For existing customers, the change to 4.49% SVR will not come into effect until February 1 2022.

Highlights of the new range include a 5-year fixed rate at 1.55% at 60% loan-to-value (LTV) with a £0 fee and £250 cashback available and 2-year fixed rate at 1.73% at 80% LTV, also with no fee and £250 cashback available.

In addition, a 5-year fixed rate at 1.64% at 80% LTV with a £1,499 fee and £250 cashback available and a 5-year fixed rate at 3.04% at 95% LTV with a £0 fee and £1,000 cashback available, have been added.

Fred Sharp, director of mortgage distribution at The Co-operative Bank, said: “Although we saw the first rise in Bank of England Base Rate in three years following the MPC meeting on December 16, we continually review our product range to ensure that we’re offering the most competitive rates, and best value mortgage options for our broker partners, and as a result we are announcing some rate reductions on select mortgages today.

“We’re also making changes to our higher LTV mortgages, including increasing cashback on 3- and 5-year fixed rate mortgages at 95% LTV with cashback now increased to £1,000 on these products, this is great offer for first time buyers looking for the right mortgage deal for their circumstances.”


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