Barclays announces new rates cuts for FTBs
Date online: 19/08/2014
The existing 90 per cent LTV 2 and 5 year fixed rates will be reduced by 0.20 per cent to offer new rates of 3.99 per cent and 4.79 per cent respectively. To improve the options for customers looking for between 80 – 85 per cent LTV Barclays is also launching a new 85 per cent LTV 5 year fixed at 3.99 per cent.
Barclays are also reducing the rate on the 80% LTV Further Advance lifetime tracker by 0.50 per cent and the 80 per cent LTV large loan Lifetime Tracker by 0.76% meaning both products now offer a competitive rate of 3.99 per cent.
Andy Gray, Managing Director of mortgages at Barclays said:
“We are delighted to announce a number of rate cuts that will benefit first time buyers and those with smaller deposits looking to get on or move up the property ladder. The addition of a new five year fixed rate at 85 per cent, will give customers the option of longer term stability and protecting them from future base rate rises.
We believe that by simplifying our range and aligning the follow-on rates for all our mortgage products with a competitive rate of 3.99 per cent (BBBR+3.49 per cent), Barclays can offer much better value for customers over the long term when considering most lenders move customers onto an SVR (Standard Variable rate) with an average rate of 4.4 per cent ”.