‘When will mortgage rates drop?’

Online searches for the phrase ‘when will mortgage rates drop?’ surged from practically zero a year ago, to almost 7,000 during June and July this year.

Research* has shown that online searches for the phrase ‘when will mortgage rates drop?’ surged from practically zero a year ago, to almost 7,000 during June and July this year, as worry clearly dominates for UK mortgage holders.

Hopes that rates have peaked heightened in September. After 14 consecutive meetings where rates were increased, good news came when the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to retain Bank Rate at 5.25% at its latest meeting. 

In what has been a challenging time for mortgage holders, particularly those with a fixed rate coming to end, keeping track of available mortgage deals is hard as lenders alter their offerings. For advice on aspect of your mortgage, please get in touch. 

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage 

*Standard Life, 2023 

31 January, 2024

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