In a world of fluctuating interest rates are you looking for a reliable repayment plan? A fixed rate mortgage can fix the amount of interest you pay, for years to come.
But with such security comes a price and fixed rate mortgages can end up being slightly more expensive than a variable rate equivalent. So first, you’ll have to make sure a fix is definitely right for you.
A five year fixed-rate is simply a mortgage where the interest rate stays the same for five years. They offer static payments and protection from interest rate rises, but are slightly more expensive than variable rate mortgages.
If you are on a tight budget and/or don’t want to worry about the threat of rising interest rates a five-year fixed mortgage might be for you. They offer the security of knowing exactly what you’ll pay each month.
But you’ll pay a premium for this. Fixed rate mortgages carry slightly higher interest rates than tracker mortgages. So, if you are convinced interest rates won’t rise to an unaffordable level a tracker mortgage may be a cheaper option.
A five-year fix is one of the longer fixed-rate deals on the market, so only go with one if you believe that interest rates are likely to rise in the next five years, and you wouldn’t be able to afford larger mortgage repayments.
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