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Standard Life cuts rates across Freestyle range

Standard Life Bank has cut rates across its Freestyle flexible mortgage ranges.

All three, five and ten-year fixed residential rates have been reduced as well as all Freestyle term tracker products.

The new products include a three-year fix, with rates from 5.95% and up to 50% LTV, a five-year fix with rates from 6.09% up to 75% LTV and a ten-year fix with rates from 6.25% up to 75% LTV.

A term tracker is also available with rates from 6.50% up to 75% LTV.

These rates are available from September 5.


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