Chris Lloyd, associate director at mortgage brokers Enness, says this move gives more security to borrowers. It gives borrowers flexibility and a bit of extra time to make any decisions. Experts warn that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is dampening the housing market.
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Those who took out a mortgage deal before 23 January will still transfer to the SVR — at the moment, this means they are paying more interest than that offered on the FoR. But as both rates will vary, this may not always be the case. Your mortgage account must be up to date in order to make the switch.
Your mortgage will carry on as usual. Broadly speaking, changes are made to encourage spending, lending or borrowing, depending on the economic climate.