Nationwide improves mortgage rates for new and existing customers

25 September 2013

From Wednesday September 25 2013, Nationwide is supporting both new and existing customers, regardless of the size of their deposit, with reductions across its fixed and tracker mortgage range.

All two-year fixed rates available up to 60 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) will be cut by 0.10% and those up to 70 per cent LTV by 0.15% for new applications. The range includes the Society's lowest ever fixed rate deal, plus there are now two fixed and two tracker rate products available for both new and existing customers below 2%.

New customers can access rates of 1.94% up to 60 per cent LTV and 1.99% for those two year fixed and tracker products up to 70 per cent LTV. An additional 0.1% reduction is available on all rates for new applications from existing mortgage customers.

None of Nationwide's mortgage rates is being increased.

Key highlights include:

New 1.94% two-year fixed rate up to 60% LTV with £900 product fee (1.84% for existing Nationwide mortgage customers)

  • First time buyers pay a reduced product fee of £400
  • Remortgage borrowers receive a free standard valuation and the choice of either free standard legal fees or £250 cashback
  • A non-refundable booking fee of £99 is payable on reservation

New 1.99% two-year fixed rate up to 70% LTV with £900 product fee (1.89% for existing Nationwide mortgage customers)

  • First time buyers pay a reduced product fee of £400
  • Remortgage borrowers receive a free standard valuation and the choice of either free standard legal fees or £250 cashback
  • Non-refundable booking fee of £99 is payable on reservation

New 2.29% three-year fixed rate up to 70% LTV with £900 product fee (2.19% for existing Nationwide mortgage customers)

  • First time buyers pay a reduced product fee of £400
  • Remortgage borrowers receive a free standard valuation and the choice of either free standard legal fees or £250 cashback
  • Non-refundable booking fee of £99 is payable on reservation

Nationwide is also reducing all 80% LTV mortgage rates by up to 0.3% and all 75% LTV mortgage rates by up to 0.15%. All two year and three year fixed rate 85% LTV and 90% LTV products will see a rate reduction of 0.05%.

Tracie Pearce, head of group mortgages at Nationwide, said: "These reductions clearly demonstrate our commitment to supporting our customers, both new and existing and whatever the size of their deposit, offering consumer choice.

"We are making available to our customers a range of extremely competitive fixed and tracker rates at different LTVs. In particular, the reduction of two-year fixed rates available up to 60 per cent LTV by 0.10% and 70 per cent LTV by 0.15% means we are offering rates to both new and existing customers below 2 per cent."

Notes to editors:

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

Flexibility:

  • Overpayments (maximum of 10% of the initial amount borrowed per annum on fixed and tracker mortgage deals).
  • Apply for a Further Advance, the additional borrowing facility.

Free Standard Valuation:

  • No standard valuation fees for homebuyers (on Flexclusive products only*) or for those who are remortgaging.

Free standard legal fees for house purchase (on Flexclusive products only*) 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 purchases in Northern Ireland.

Cashback is payable one month after completion of the mortgage

Maximum LTV:

  • Lending from 85.01% to 90% LTV is available on fixed rate mortgages.
  • Lending above 90% LTV is available on three, four and five-year fixed rate mortgages. Lending above 90% LTV is available on two-year fixed deals via the NewBuy scheme
  • 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.
  • Maximum 75% LTV on new build flats and 85% LTV 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 from a BMR, it is not possible to switch back to the BMR at a later date.

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 10% per annum 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%

*To get access to our range of Flexclusive offers you must either:

Hold a FlexAccount with a Visa debit card (not cash card or cash card+) and:

  • Have been paying in £750+ a month (excluding internal transfers) for the last 3 months; or
  • Complete an account switch to us (from a non-Nationwide account) using our Current Account Switch Team or have done so in the last 4 months; or
  • Hold a FlexDirect or FlexPlus account.

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE

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