Compare mortgages from 1.09% (fixed): Best deals, lowest rates 2021

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Taking out a mortgage is a big financial commitment and something you shouldn't rush into without exploring all your options. Our guide helps you cut through the industry jargon to better understand how mortgages work, while our table enables you to compare different mortgage rates in the UK market.

Table: sorted by interest rate

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Name Product Initial rate Revert rate (SVR) Maximum LTV Overall cost for comparison Apply link
Cumberland BS
1.08% variable (SVR minus 3.01%) for 2 years
4.09% variable
60%
3.8% APRC
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Santander
1.09% fixed until 02/06/2023
3.35% variable
60%
2.8% APRC
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Lloyds Bank
1.09% fixed until 31/05/2023
3.59% variable
60%
3.5% APRC
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Halifax
1.11% fixed until 31/05/2023
3.59% variable
60%
3.5% APRC
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HSBC
1.14% fixed until 31/05/2023
3.54% variable
60%
3.2% APRC
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Nationwide BS
1.14% fixed for 2 years
3.59% variable
60%
3.2% APRC
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HSBC
1.14% fixed until 31/05/2023
3.54% variable
60%
3.2% APRC
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Nationwide BS
1.14% fixed for 2 years
3.59% variable
60%
3.2% APRC
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Halifax
1.14% fixed until 31/05/2023
3.59% variable
60%
3.4% APRC
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Nationwide BS
1.14% fixed for 2 years
3.59% variable
60%
3.1% APRC
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Cumberland BS
1.16% variable (SVR minus 2.93%) for 2 years
4.09% variable
60%
3.6% APRC
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Lloyds Bank
1.16% fixed until 31/05/2023
3.59% variable
60%
3.4% APRC
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Santander
1.16% fixed until 02/06/2023
3.35% variable
60%
2.9% APRC
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Cumberland BS
1.18% fixed until 01/04/2023
4.09% variable
60%
3.3% APRC
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Santander
1.18% fixed until 02/06/2023
3.35% variable
60%
3% APRC
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Overall representative example
If you borrow £170,000 over a 25-year term at 1.75% p.a. (fixed) for 62 months reverting to 4.74% p.a. (variable) for the remaining term, you would make 62 monthly payments of £700.04 and 238 monthly payments of £912.95. The total payable would be £261,424.58, which includes interest of £90,685 and a product fee of £495. The overall cost for comparison is 3.6% APRC representative.
Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
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How mortgages work

Whether you’re buying a house, unit or flat, most of us don’t have enough money tucked away to cover the full purchase price. In order to get the full amount needed to buy a property, we need to borrow money through a mortgage.

A mortgage is an arrangement where you borrow money from a lender to buy a property, whether as a home or investment (such as a buy-to-let). The term of a mortgage usually lasts between 25 and 35 years.

In exchange for allowing you to borrow this money, your lender will charge you interest. This can be either a fixed rate mortgage at a certain rate, or a variable rate mortgage.

You’ll usually pay your mortgage off in instalments known as repayments. These are normally required to be made every month.

Struggling to understand mortgage jargon?

We know that sometimes it seems as though the financial world operates in a different language altogether, making it hard to understand what you’re getting into when applying for a mortgage. So to help you out, we have created a mortgage A-Z to simplify the terms you’re most likely to come across in your application.

And here, at a glance, are the terms found in our comparison table above:

  • Initial rate. The interest rate for the fixed-term part of your mortgage deal.
  • Revert rate (SVR). This is the standard variable rate that you will switch to after your initial rate ends.
  • Maximum LTV. This is the maximum loan-to-value ratio that the provider will lend on e.g. if you had a 10% deposit, the LTV of your mortgage would be 90%.
  • Overall cost for comparison. This is shown using the APRC, which stands for annual percentage rate of change. It’s the annual cost of a mortgage over the whole term, once any fees and rate switches have been factored in.

    What to consider before applying for a mortgage

    • Make sure your credit report is in order. You can get a copy of your credit report online. It’s a good idea to make sure your address history is accurate and it also might help to be registered on the Electoral Roll at your main address.
    • Ensure your ID and address documents are up to date. Some mortgage lenders will ask you to provide proof of ID or address to satisfy money laundering requirements and these must be the original document, not a copy, and be current and valid.
    • Where is your deposit coming from? All lenders will want to see where your deposit is coming from and whether it is a gift or part of your savings. For example, if the money is coming from your savings account then you will be required to show bank statements as evidence.
    • Have all your income proof ready. Your lender will want to know how much you earn, so it is a good idea to have your income proof readily available for your application. You may be required to present your latest 3 months payslips/bank statements, or your latest P60. The documents you will need to supply depends on the requirements of the specific lender.
    • Check your solicitors are on the lender’s panel. Lenders these days are extra careful about which lawyers you are using, in order to target mortgage fraud. Ask your solicitor if they can work with most lenders, and make sure they are a reputable firm.
    • Are you getting a joint mortgage? Think about how strong your relationship is with the other party. Changes to your relationship could make it hard if one party wishes to sell their part of the property.
    • What are your plans for the property over the next few years? Match your mortgage to your future plans. For example, avoid taking out a fixed rate mortgage if you plan to sell the property shortly after buying it. Many fixed rate mortgages charge a penalty if you pay them off before the end of the set period which can be expensive.
    • Are you eligible for the mortgage? Borrowers generally need to be over 18 years of age. There are other requirements too, but these depend on the lender. Some will want you to have a good credit rating. Others might not allow you to buy inner city apartments. Always read these conditions before applying.

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    In a 2020 survey commissioned by Finder, a third of the 2,000 Brits questioned said that the size of a garden or outdoor space was the most important factor in their decision about which property to buy.

    Best mortgage rates 2021

    According to the Bank of England, the value of new mortgages agreed in the third quarter of 2020 was 6.8% higher than the same time a year earlier and the highest level seen since 2007, at £78.9 billion.

    Fixed-rate mortgages continue to be popular in the UK due to the reliability of knowing how much you need to pay each month. However, finding and keeping the best fixed mortgage rate can be problematic. Many deals often start with a low, fixed-rate but often switch into a higher variable rate after a set period of time. This means you can end up paying more than you expected if you end up on the variable rate.

    We have created a number of tables, each of which shows a list of mortgage lenders and the rates they have for certain deals with different criteria.

    Best fixed-rate mortgage rates for 2021

    Provider nameRateAPRCInitial Monthly PaymentTotal amount repayable
    Yorkshire Building Society1.87%4.10%£835.11£319,866.36
    Clydesdale Bank1.89%4.20%£837.04£323,537.00
    Yorkshire Bank1.89%4.20%£837.04£323,537.00
    Platform1.96%4.00%£843.82£316,993.89
    Clydesdale Bank1.97%4.20%£844.79£323,457.70
    Provider nameRateAPRCInitial Monthly PaymentTotal amount repayable
    Leeds BS1.99%4.30%£846.74£331,655.00
    Yorkshire Building Society2.15%3.90%£862.39£315,443.90
    Vernon BS2.25%4.50%£872.26£336,230.49
    Vernon BS2.25%4.50%£872.26£336,230.49
    Scottish BS2.28%4.40%£875.24£330,999.24
    Provider nameRateAPRCInitial Monthly PaymentTotal amount repayable
    Nottingham BS2.00%3.40%£847.71£300,129.38
    AIB2.07%3.20%£860.71£293,675.28
    Yorkshire Building Society2.08%3.60%£855.52£306,982.54
    Clydesdale Bank2.09%3.70%£856.50£308,712.24
    Yorkshire Bank2.09%3.70%£856.50£308,712.24
    These rates were taken on the 4 March 2021 from Moneyfacts.

    How to compare mortgages

    The introductory rate is one of the most important factors to consider when comparing mortgages, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Here are some other elements to take into account.

    1. Term length. Fixed-rate mortgages with longer terms have higher rates, but you’ll be protected against potential rate rises for longer. It’s often recommended to apply for short-term mortgages and remortgage once the introductory term ends, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be in a financial position to be approved for a remortgage at that time, which is another reason why some people prefer the security of long-term mortgages.
    2. Extra fees. Most mortgage products will have one-off fees attached to them. These should be considered as well as the interest rate. The best way to compare mortgages is to calculate the total amount you’ll spend during the introductory term. The main fee to look out for is an “arrangement fee”. This often adds up to several hundred pounds, even though some mortgage products don’t include this at all. Some lenders will give you the option to add any fees onto the mortgage, but this should be avoided whenever possible, as it will mean paying interest on them for the entirety of your mortgage term.
    3. SVR (standard variable rate). This is the rate you’ll be switched onto after the introductory rate ends. It’s best to remortgage before you’re moved on to this significantly higher rate, but that’s not always possible, so it’s worth bearing this rate in mind.
    4. Total repayable. This is the total amount you’ll owe over the length of your mortgage. This won’t be too important if you’re planning to remortgage after the introductory term ends, but it’s still a useful figure to help you compare products. The easiest way to reduce your total repayable is to cut the length of your mortgage. Your monthly repayments will be higher, but the amount of interest paid will drop significantly.
    5. LTV (loan-to-value). This is the amount of money you’re borrowing from your lender, expressed as a percentage of your property value. With a higher deposit, you’ll be able to access mortgages with a lower LTV ratio. These mortgages have lower rates, plus you’ll pay less interest in total.

    To illustrate this point, our box below shows two scenarios for a property costing £250,000. In the case where the property is purchased using a 20% deposit, the LTV on the mortgage would be 80%. The buyer secures a better interest rate (2.20% in this theoretical example), resulting in a monthly repayment of £867. They are paying £366 less per month than in the second scenario, where the property is bought with a 5% deposit, meaning a LTV ratio of 95%.

    Property cost: £250,000

    • 20% deposit = £50,000 (loan amount of £200,000)
    • Interest rate: 2.20%
    • Loan term: 25 years
    • Monthly repayments: £867

    Property cost: £250,000

    • 5% deposit = £12,500 (loan amount of £237,500)
    • Interest rate: 3.84%
    • Loan term: 25 years
    • Monthly repayments: £1,233

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