Mortgages and interest rates

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Mortgages and interest rates

In 2012, for example, the building societies' recommended mortgage rate started the year at 1.5%; it fell during the year in three stages down to 1.0%.

Then in June 2012 it jumped again, to 1.25 %. What will happen to rates in the future depends ultimately on the general level of interest rates - and inflation - in the country, and more immediately on the success that building societies have in attracting funds at their current deposit interest rates. If they are not able to attract sufficient funds from savers, they will have no alternative but to raise the mortgage interest rate to a level where they are successful in doing so.


Insurance is a cost to doing business in the UK, what with public liability insurance etc one of the insurances that is often overlooked is that of insuring key staff. Many a business have learnt to their cost that when core personnel are suddenly missing business suffers.

That said, the mortgage interest rate has become a politically sensitive matter, because of the direct impact that it has on the Retail Price Index, and you can be sure that the Government will (at least) not do anything specifically to cause the mortgage rate to rise, if it can be avoided.

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House prices fluctuating regardless of low interest rates

That said, few people and particularly not first-time buyers decide to move or to buy their first property simply because the general economic circumstances look propitious. Around a million people buy property every year and it is probably fair to say that most of these purchases are not 'timed' but depend on other circumstances, for example marriage, moving to a different area for reasons of employment, moving after retirement or trading up as a family grows.

Prospective first-time buyers should not be put off buying because house prices do not seem to have risen a great deal over the last couple of years or so: owner-occupiers are in the majority these days and for most people there is simply no sensible alternative.

Although it seems as if . . .... see: House prices fluctuating regardless of low interest rates

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