Fixed RateAug 2 2017

Nationwide re-introduces 3-year fixed-rate range

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Nationwide re-introduces 3-year fixed-rate range

Nationwide is reintroducing its three-year fixed rate range to cater for demand for a wider choice of term.

Rates start at 1.64 per cent with a £999 fee for customers looking for a loan up to 60 per cent loan-to-value (LTV), with no fee rates at the same LTV starting at 1.94 per cent.

The range includes rates up to 95 per cent LTV, which are 4.49 per cent with a £999 fee and 4.79 per cent with no fee.

Rates for the up to 75 per cent loan to LTV three-year fixed rate product are 1.69 per cent with a £999 fee and 1.99 per cent with no fee.

The range is available in addition to the society’s two, five and 10-year fixed-rate and two and five-year tracker products.

All Nationwide tracker mortgage products currently have no early redemption charges (ERCs), while existing mortgage customers can benefit from a 0.10 per cent discount on the new customer rate.

The society also offers a range of additional benefits for both first-time buyers and home movers. All standard mortgage valuations are now fee-free, while first-time buyers receive a £500 cashback to help with the cost of moving. Remortgage customers are now able to benefit from a free standard valuation and £500 cashback for legal work.

The mortgage market is seeing a lot of competition as many lenders reduce their rates.

Back in May, Nationwide said the competitive rates available across the market had led to more members switching to competitively priced products (£17bn of members' balances switched to lower priced Nationwide mortgages) and higher redemptions.

This reduction in back book balances, together with lower margins on new business pricing, resulted in downward pressure on its net interest margin.

Provider view:

Henry Jordan, Nationwide’s director of mortgages, said: “We are reintroducing the three-year fixed rate range of products to enable members to select from a wider choice of products.

"As well as offering a wide range of competitive mortgage rates, Nationwide also offers additional benefits to first-time buyers, home movers and those remortgaging to the society.”

Adviser view:

Michelle Lawson, financial planner from Lawson Financial, said: “There is a place for the three-year product. The people who want that three-year product are ones that are conscious about the Brexit deadline. If their product ends when we come out of the EU we might have that knee-jerk reaction, because we don’t know what would happen.

"Having another year could help people get past that. For the people who think that the five-year is too long and that the two-year is bang on the same time as Brexit the three-year is best. To have a big game player back in is brilliant."


£999 fee.