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    mortgage rate 2.29% for 5 year fixed good?

    My fixed rate mortgage is expiring and turning over to the variable rate. My lender has sent me a letter offering me a 5 year fixed rate at 2.29% no fees or switching to another lender.
    My loan to value was 57% but I have modernised the house a lot since then.

    Does this sound like a good deal or are the cheaper around?

    Thanks for any help and guidance

    8 Comments

    Sounds decent plus there will be no fees or hassle

    Original Poster

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    Really depends on the size of your mortgage (and if you are willing to fork out at the start) if one with an upfront fee is worth considering.
    I would generally have a quick look at something like uswitch, e.g. uswitch.com/mor…8=&

    If I was offered that rate for 5 years by my bank, I would have taken it.

    My five year offer resulted in paying £20 more per month so I went for the 2 year fix.

    If switching to another lender was not an issue, I would have switched to a cheaper rate. (I don't want to go through the whole process again!!)

    Original Poster

    http://i65.tinypic.com/2rde16a.jpg

    This is what I have been offered 2 year fixed and 5 year fixed

    The balance must be small, I wouldn't be switching. I would be checking how much I could afford and upping the payment to clear the balance and interest quicker. Personally I would go for 5 year fix for security. Best 5 year fix with no fees is about 1.94 which isn't going to make a massive difference to the payment. Also the minimum balance is usually 20000 to 25000.

    Edited by: "Daniboy" 10th Apr

    HSBC have a fee free 5 year for 1.94% (allows 10% overpayments pa).
    May be a hassle to switch though, although we got a basic valuation thrown in free,
    Paperwork is 3 months bank statements and wage slips, plus comprehensive spend review (approx 45-65 mins)

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the help,there is not much of a difference in percentage rates so I will stay with my lender a lot easier without fees and paper work
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