Nationwide announces further reductions to fixed and tracker mortgage rates

24 July 2012

From Wednesday 25th July, Nationwide is again reducing rates across its range of fixed and tracker rate mortgages by up to 0.40%.

New rates include:

Five-year fixed rate available at 3.39% (70% LTV)

  • £900 product fee, £99 booking fee (payable upfront and non-refundable) for remortgage, house purchase and existing customers moving home
  • £400 discounted product fee for first-time buyers

Four-year Flexclusive fixed rate available at 3.49% (70% LTV)

  • No product fee, £99 booking fee (payable upfront and non-refundable) for both homebuyers and remortgage customers who hold a FlexAccount with the Society as their main current account
  • Free standard valuation and free standard legal fees for both house purchase and remortgage.

Three-year fixed rate available at 3.29% (70% LTV)

  • £900 product fee, £99 booking fee (payable upfront and non-refundable) for remortgage, house purchase and existing customers moving home
  • £400 discounted product fee for first-time buyers

Two-year fixed rate available at 2.99% (60%LTV)

  • £900 product fee, £99 booking fee (payable upfront and non-refundable) for remortgage, house purchase and existing customers moving home
  • £400 discounted product fee for first-time buyers

Tracie Pearce, Nationwide head of group mortgages, said: “These latest cuts ensure our popular range of fixed rate mortgages remain very competitive. It’s a clear demonstration of our ongoing commitment to being ‘On your side’, as we’ve made significant improvements for customers at all LTVs, not just reduced rates for those with the largest deposits.

“Indeed, these further cuts mean that our rates on NewBuy mortgages are particularly keen, with our five-year fixed rate NewBuy mortgages having dropped by 40bps at 95% LTV since launch.”

Tracker rates across two and three year ranges are also reducing by 10bps.

Notes to editors:

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.
  • Valuation fee:
    • Varies based on purchase price of property and not product chosen.
    • Non-refundable for home buyers and home movers.
    • No standard valuation fees or standard legal fees for borrowers 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 and five-year fixed rate mortgages.
    • Lending above 90% LTV is available on three 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.
    • There is a maximum LTV of 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.

Customers can manage their finances in branch, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 15,000 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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