Nationwide reduces fixed rates for buyers with smaller deposits

16 September 2015

  • New mortgage deals for those with 10% and 15% deposits
  • Complementing new Nationwide 95% LTV mortgage products

From Wednesday 16 September, Nationwide is reducing selected fixed rate mortgages at 85 and 90 per cent LTV, including 10 year and 5 year fixed rates, by up to 0.45%.

The reductions are being made on a range of 2, 3, 5 and 10 year fixed rate deals, with rates for those with a 10 per cent deposit starting at 2.99% for a 2 year fixed rate with a £999 fee. For buyers with a 15 per cent deposit rates start at under 4% for the 10 year fixed rate products and 2.04% for the 2 year fixed rate deal, both with a £999 fee.

In addition, there are reductions to selected deals in the Flexclusive* range, available to customers with a Nationwide main current account. The 4 year fixed rate mortgage deals, with a deposit of 15%, start at 2.94%.

Last week the Society launched a new range of competitive fixed rate 95% LTV mortgage deals, starting at under 4%. The products are not part of any scheme, such as Help to Buy, and are available to both first time buyers and home movers. This is the first time Nationwide has offered 5% deposit mortgages outside the limits of a scheme to all customers since 2008. The new mortgages will also be offered both through brokers as well as direct through Nationwide.

Henry Jordan, Nationwide’s Head of Mortgages, said: "Following the launch of Nationwide's new range of mortgage products for those with a 5% deposit, we are now reducing rates for those with slightly larger deposits of 10% and 15% who are looking for competitive rates and payment security over the short, medium and longer term.

"First time buyers will also continue to qualify for a £500 cashback irrespective of which product they choose. This is in addition to the benefits available on the Flexclusive range of mortgages, including £250 cashback or the option of free valuations and legal fees."

The new Nationwide mortgage rates are as follows:

10 year fixed:

  • 85% LTV rate with a £999 fee reduced by 0.15% to 3.99% and with no fee to 4.09%
  • 90% LTV rate with a £999 fee reduced by 0.45% to 4.34% and with no fee to 4.44%

5 year fixed:

  • 90% LTV rate with a £999 fee reduced by 0.10% to 3.64% and with no fee to 3.84%

3 year fixed:

  • 85% LTV rate with a £999 fee reduced by 0.10% to 2.69% and with no fee to 2.99%
  • 90% LTV rate with a £999 fee reduced by 0.10% to 3.39% and with no fee to 3.69%

2 year fixed:

  • 85% LTV rate with a £999 fee reduced by 0.05% to 2.04% and with no fee to 2.44%
  • 90% LTV rate with a £999 fee reduced by 0.15% to 2.99% and with no fee to 3.39%

Flexclusive* 4 year fixed:

  • 85% LTV rate with a £999 fee reduced by 0.05% to 2.94% and with no fee to 3.19%
  • 90% LTV rate with a £999 fee reduced by 0.10% to 3.49% and with no fee to 3.74%

Existing mortgage customers continue to benefit from a 0.10% discount on new customer rates. Nationwide offers a core range of competitive rates for all mortgage applicants, as well as a £500 cashback for first time buyers. Remortgage customers are able to borrow up to 85 per cent LTV and benefit from a free standard valuation and the choice between free standard legal work and £250 cashback.

Notes to Editors

Key features of Nationwide's fixed and tracker mortgage product range for new applications

  1. Flexibility:
    • Overpayments (maximum of 10% of the initial amount borrowed per annum where an ERC applies to the product. Where a product is not subject to an ERC, there is no maximum overpayment allowance).
    • Apply for a Further Advance, the additional borrowing facility.
  2. Free Standard Valuation:
    • No standard valuation fees for homebuyers (on Flexclusive products only*) or for those who are remortgaging.
  3. 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.
  4. Cashback is payable one month after completion of the mortgage
  5. Maximum LTV:
    • Lending above 90.01% is available on fixed rate mortgages.
    • 95% LTV mortgages are available to:
      • First-time buyers and home movers.
      • Existing Nationwide mortgage borrowers switching at the end of their current deal or moving home.
      • Save to Buy customers.
    • Maximum 75% LTV on new build flats and 85% LTV on new build houses
  6. 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.
  7. Early repayment charges (ERCs)
    If you repay a mortgage early or make an overpayment of more than your overpayment allowance, you may need to pay an Early Repayment Charge. For Nationwide mortgages reserved after 8 October 2014, you would need to pay a percentage of the outstanding loan amount as follows:

    Details of the Fixed Rate Deal Period
    Fixed Rate Deal Period
    2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 10 years
    Year 1 2% 3% 4% 5% 7%
    Year 2 1% 2% 3% 4% 7%
    Year 3 1% 2% 3% 7%
    Year 4 1% 2% 7%
    Year 5 1% 6%
    Year 6 5%
    Year 7 4%
    Year 8 3%
    Year 9 2%
    Year 10 1%

ERCs don't currently apply to our Tracker Rate mortgages.

*Flexclusive mortgages are available to Nationwide main current account holders who:

  1. Hold a FlexOne account and be aged 18 or over, or hold a FlexAccount with a Visa debit card (not cash card or cash card+) and have:
    1. Been paying in £750+ a month for the last 3 months (excluding internal transfers); or
    2. Completed an account switch to us (from a non-Nationwide account) using our Current Account Switch Team in the last 4 months; or
  2. Hold a FlexDirect or FlexPlus account

About Nationwide

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 customers.

Customers can manage their finances in a branch, via the mobile app, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 18,000 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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