Nationwide launches market-leading 4 year fixed rate

Another example of rewarding relationships for main FlexAccount customers

24 May 2012

Nationwide today introduces a new four year Flexclusive fixed rate mortgage for both homebuyers and remortgage customers who hold a FlexAccount with the society as their main current account - with a market leading rate of 3.89% for loans up to 70% LTV.

To complete the offer there is no product fee as well as a free valuation and standard legal work. The offer is also extended to Save to Buy customers holding a main FlexAccount, who have been saving for at least six months to accrue a deposit in a Save to Buy savings account.

Tracie Pearce, head of group mortgages, products and pricing, said "Being on your side and rewarding customer loyalty isn't a short term measure for Nationwide; it's at the heart of everything we do. The introduction of this new market-leading mortgage offer is yet another example of this, and is particularly welcome as many customers consider measures to future-proof their payments.

"Often the best deals come with high upfront costs which can be a real barrier to many wanting to enjoy the security of fixed rate payments - that's why, with no product, valuation or standard legal fees, this is a great all-round solution."

New rates include:

Four year fixed rate available at 3.89% up to 70% LTV

  • £0 product fee
  • £99 upfront non-refundable booking fee
  • Free standard valuation and legal service for both home movers and remortgage customers

Four year fixed rate available at 5.99% up to 90% LTV

  • £0 product fee
  • £99 upfront non-refundable booking fee
  • Free standard valuation and legal service for both home movers and remortgage customers

Nationwide is also revising the rates offered on its 5 year tracker rate mortgages, which now start at 3.29% (BBR+2.79%) up to 70% LTV.

The previous Stamp Duty cashback offer is now withdrawn with immediate effect.

Notes to editors:

  • This offer is available to all borrowers who reserve a mortgage product from 25 May either in branch, via 0800 30 20 10 or online.
  • The offer may be withdrawn at any time.
  • A £99 non-refundable booking fee may apply.
  • Applications are required for all products. Further details of terms and conditions are available on request.
  • Mortgages are subject to underwriting criteria.
  • Main FlexAccount customers benefit from exclusive mortgage offers; including the popular Flexible Mortgage. For eligibility criteria:

Key features of the fixed and tracker mortgage product range for new applications

  • Flexibility:
    • Overpayments (no minimum; maximum of £500 per month on fixed and tracker mortgage deals).
    • Apply for a Further Advance, the additional borrowing facility.
  • Free Standard Valuation:
    • No standard valuation fees for homebuyers or those who are remortgaging.
  • Free legal fees for house purchase cover the conveyancer's professional charges relating to the house purchase only when using one of our panel legal firms. The customer will be liable for some additional fees relating to the disbursements, e.g. Land Registry fees and local authority searches. Due to Northern Irish law, Nationwide is unable to offer free legal fees for house purchase in Northern Ireland.
  • Maximum LTV:
    • Lending above 85% LTV is available on two, three, four and five-year fixed rate mortgages.
    • 95% LTV mortgages are available to:
      • Existing Nationwide mortgage borrowers switching at the end of their current deal or moving home.
      • Save to Buy customers.
      • NewBuy customers.
    • 90% LTV mortgages are available to:
      • Existing Nationwide mortgage borrowers switching at the end of their current deal or moving home.
      • First-time buyers and home movers.
    • First-time buyers can access 95% LTV products through Save to Buy and NewBuy.
    • 75% on new build flats and 85% on new build houses (90.01% to 95% LTV for approved NewBuy housing providers).
  • Base Mortgage Rate
    • Any mortgage products reserved on or before 29 April 2009 will revert to the Base Mortgage Rate (BMR). If the borrower chooses to switch to a new Nationwide mortgage product, the new product will currently revert onto our Standard Mortgage Rate (SMR).
    • Both are variable rates which we may vary in accordance with our mortgage terms and conditions. However, the BMR is guaranteed to be no more than 2% above the Bank of England base rate, whilst the SMR has no upper limit or cap. If the borrower chooses to switch to a new product, it is not possible to switch back to the BMR at a later date.
  • Standard Mortgage Rate
    • Mortgage products reserved on or after 30 April 2009 revert to the Standard Mortgage Rate (SMR).
    • The SMR is a variable rate which may vary in accordance with Nationwide's mortgage terms and conditions.
  • All mortgages reserved on or before 3 March 2010 include the option to apply for a payment holiday and borrow-back facility. Any mortgages reserved after this date will no longer include these facilities.
  • If the borrower is currently letting their property they will be unable to switch to a new mortgage deal and their mortgage will automatically revert to the Nationwide variable rate as stated in their mortgage offer.
  • Early repayment charges for fixed rate and tracker mortgages
    • Throughout the deal period, a percentage of the outstanding loan is payable as detailed below. Overpayments of up to £500 per month are permitted without the need to pay an early repayment charge.
      • Two-year fixed rate mortgage: 3%
      • Three-year fixed rate mortgage: 4%
      • Four-year fixed rate mortgage: 4%
      • Five-year fixed rate mortgage: 5%
      • Two-year tracker rate mortgage: 2.5%
      • Three-year tracker rate mortgage: 3%

About Nationwide Building Society
Nationwide is the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million members.

Since the credit crunch began in 2007, Nationwide has remained profitable against a very difficult economic environment. In the half year ending September 2011 Nationwide made a strong underlying profit of £172 million - up 17% from the previous year.

Customers can manage their finances in branch, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 16,000 employees. Nationwide's head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. The Society also has a number of call centres across the UK.

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