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Compare the best 3-year fixed rate mortgages UK 2024

How to find a 3-year fixed rate mortgage that suits you

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Table: sorted by interest rate
1 - 20 of 217
Name Product Initial rate Revert rate (SVR) Maximum LTV Cashback Apply link Initial payment
Barclays Mortgage 30/06/2027 Fixed
4.44% fixed until 30/06/2027
8.74% variable
60%
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£824.65
7.6% APRC
TSB 30/06/2027 Fixed
4.54% fixed until 30/06/2027
7.74% variable
60%
View details
£832.01
7% APRC
Santander 02/09/2027 Fixed
4.54% fixed until 02/09/2027
7.5% variable
60%
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£832.01
6.8% APRC
Yorkshire Building Society 31/07/2027 Fixed
4.54% fixed until 31/07/2027
6.05% variable
75%
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£832.01
5.8% APRC
TSB 30/06/2027 Fixed
4.54% fixed until 30/06/2027
8.74% variable
60%
View details
£832.01
7.7% APRC
Santander 02/09/2027 Fixed
4.54% fixed until 02/09/2027
7.5% variable
60%
View details
£832.01
6.8% APRC
Nationwide BS 3 years Fixed
4.54% fixed for 3 years
7.99% variable
60%
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£832.01
7.2% APRC
CASHBACK
Santander 02/09/2027 Fixed
4.57% fixed until 02/09/2027
7.5% variable
60%
Eligible customers can receive up to £250 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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£834.22
6.8% APRC
CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 3 years Fixed
4.59% fixed for 3 years
7.99% variable
60%
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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£835.70
7.2% APRC
HSBC 31/07/2027 Fixed
4.59% fixed until 31/07/2027
6.99% variable
60%
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£835.70
6.4% APRC
TSB 30/06/2027 Fixed
4.59% fixed until 30/06/2027
8.74% variable
60%
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£835.70
7.7% APRC
Vernon BS 30/06/2027 Fixed
4.59% fixed until 30/06/2027
8.1% variable
80%
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£835.70
7.2% APRC
first direct 3 years Fixed
4.59% fixed for 3 years
6.99% variable
60%
View details
£835.70
6.4% APRC
CASHBACK
TSB 30/06/2027 Fixed
4.59% fixed until 30/06/2027
8.74% variable
60%
Eligible customers can receive up to £300 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
View details
£835.70
7.7% APRC
HSBC 31/07/2027 Fixed
4.6% fixed until 31/07/2027
6.99% variable
60%
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£836.44
6.4% APRC
The Co-operative Bank 31/07/2027 Fixed
CASHBACK
The Co-operative Bank 31/07/2027 Fixed
4.6% fixed until 31/07/2027
8.12% variable
60%
Eligible customers can receive up to £250 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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£836.44
7.2% APRC
CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 3 years Fixed
4.64% fixed for 3 years
7.99% variable
75%
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
View details
£839.40
7.2% APRC
Yorkshire Building Society 31/07/2027 Fixed
4.64% fixed until 31/07/2027
6.05% variable
75%
View details
£839.40
5.9% APRC
CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 3 years Fixed
4.64% fixed for 3 years
7.99% variable
60%
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
View details
£839.40
7.2% APRC
Santander 02/09/2027 Fixed
4.64% fixed until 02/09/2027
7.5% variable
75%
View details
£839.40
6.8% APRC
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With the Bank of England (BoE) base rate having risen sharply from its record low of 0.1% in March 2020, mortgage rates are now following suit and rising from their lowest ever levels. If that’s got you thinking of locking into a low rate deal, here’s what you need to know about 3-year fixed rate mortgages.

Overall representative example
If you borrow £178,000 mortgage over 25 years initially at 4.49% fixed for 60 months reverting to 7.99% variable for term. 60 monthly payments of £988.37 and 240 monthly payments of £1306.89. Total amount payable £373,335.80 includes loan amount, interest of £194,956, valuation fees of £0 and product fees of £0. The overall cost for comparison is 6.7% APRC representative.

Fixing a mortgage for three years means you’ll be able to rest easy with the knowledge that your mortgage rates and repayments will not creep up during the 3-year term.

No matter what external economic factors are occurring or what happens with the Bank of England’s (BOE) monthly interest rate decision, a 3-year fixed rate mortgage won’t give you any repayment surprises.

As with any financial product, there are some drawbacks to a fixed mortgage, including lack of flexibility and early repayment fees or break costs if you repay your loan before the fixed period ends.

Think carefully before securing debts against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

What’s a 3-year fixed rate mortgage?

As the name implies, this is a mortgage which has a rate fixed for three years. Most banks and lenders across the UK will offer a three-year fixed rate mortgage. This is because it’s a great mix of security and length: three years is long enough to reap the benefits of a competitive rate, but short enough to give you the flexibility to change loans if you find that a fixed rate isn’t for you.

Once the three year period ends, two things can happen. Firstly, your loan could revert to the standard variable rate (SVR) offered by your lender unless you choose otherwise, or secondly, your lender may approach you to fix an interest rate for another term. In most cases your lender will notify you when your fixed period is close to ending so you can make a decision. If they don’t, ensure you set a calendar reminder well before the fixed rate ends so you can decide on what you’re going to do.

How does a 3-year fixed rate mortgage work?

Each month, the Bank of England (BoE) sets the base rate, which is the interest rate set by BoE for lending to other banks, and is used as the benchmark for interest rates generally. This, as well as other economic factors, can have a bearing on what your lender decides to do with mortgage rates.

If the rates go down, those with variable rate loans could see their repayments go down too; however, if rates go up, variable rate borrowers could be paying more.

A fixed rate mortgage protects borrowers against rising rates. You lock in a rate with your lender, and then for the duration of that term your rate stays the same.

Unfortunately a side-effect of this is that a fixed rate mortgage is less flexible and has extra fees compared to its variable rate cousin.

Fixed rate mortgages can come with expensive break fees if you decide to leave the loan early.

They’ll also usually be missing features like 100% offset accounts. If they allow you to make additional repayments these will usually be capped off at 10% of your mortgage balance annually, rather than unlimited like most variable rate mortgages.

What types of 3-year fixed rate mortgages are available?

Just like regular variable rate loans, fixed rate mortgages come in a range of different types, with these types aimed at different borrowers. It’s important to note too, that 3-year fixed rate mortgages also come in low documentation variants to suit those who are self-employed, as well as bad credit variants. Keep in mind that these two types of fixed rate mortgages might come with higher fees or rates, so ensure you carry out a comparison before applying.

Basic mortgages

These mortgages are your foundation mortgages. They don’t have the frills and additional features that other mortgages have, but they do offer very competitive rates and fees. Basic mortgages are a good way to help you save money, especially if you don’t require any additional features.

Bad credit mortgages

It can be difficult for those with a bad credit rating to be successful in their mortgage applications. Fortunately, there are fixed rate mortgages available for those with bad credit. You may be charged a higher rate or fee with this type of mortgage to compensate for your credit risk.

Loans for the self-employed

These are typically referred to as self-employed mortgages. As the name suggests, these are for those who are self-employed or investors who are unable to provide proof of income through pay slips and bank statements. Instead, self-employed borrowers will have provide form SA302, which is how you declare the amount of money you’ve earned to HMRC.

How to compare 3-year fixed rate mortgages

A three-year fixed rate mortgage can be compared using the same factors as a regular mortgage, but there are a few additional points to consider.

  • Rate. The interest rate isn’t always the most important indication of whether or not a mortgage is the best choice for you, but it will have a large bearing on how expensive your repayments will be. Also, keep in mind that the advertised interest rate will not take fees into account, so take a look at the comparison rate too.
  • Ability to make additional repayments. This won’t be important for all borrowers, but keep in mind that not all fixed rate mortgages will allow you to make additional repayments. The ones that do may come with an annual limit, so if you think you’ll be making additional repayments during the year, ensure that your loan will allow you to.
  • Fees. Compare the establishment, valuation, legal and other upfront costs when comparing three-year fixed rate mortgages.
  • Other features. These may be important depending on what you plan to do with your mortgage. These include interest-only repayment options, and the maximum length of the interest-only period; offset accounts and whether they’re 100% or partial offset accounts; and what repayment options the lender will give you.

Pros and cons of a 3-year fixed rate mortgage

Pros

  • Consistent repayments. With a three-year fixed rate mortgage, you can benefit from the security of having consistent repayments, which means you don’t have to worry about interest rate rises.
  • Additional repayments. Many fixed rate mortgages today still allow you to make extra payments, although these may be limited to amounts between £10,000 – £30,000 a year.
  • Loan term. Even if you decide that fixed rate mortgages aren’t for you, or rates are cut significantly, in three years you’ll be able to change your rate to a variable rate, or a different fixed rate option which means you aren’t locked in for an extended period of time.

Cons

  • Interest rate drop. If lenders start dropping interest rates, your rate will stay the same, meaning you won’t be able to benefit from making lower repayments.
  • Discharge fees. Unlike other mortgages in the UK, fixed rate mortgages still charge exit fees. These can be quite expensive depending on a number of factors.

Bottom line

If you want to make the most of low interest rates and lock in your mortgage rate for a set time, a 3-year fixed rate mortgage could be a good choice. Offering a decent amount of security than a 2-year fixed rate deal, but not requiring you to lock in for as long as 5 or 10 years, a 3-year deal could offer a good compromise. Just remember that you will have to pay an early repayment charge if you get out of your deal early.

Frequently asked questions about mortgages fixed for 3 years

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