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Skipton relaunches fixed rate range

Skipton has relaunched its range of two-year, three-year, five-year, seven-year and 10-year fixed rate mortgages with rates starting from 5.34%.

This means borrowers could make initial monthly payments of only 604 on a 100,000 repayment mortgage.

Colin Dale, head of lending at Skipton, says: With the Bank of Englands base rate steadily rising, the majority of borrowers are still looking to secure their monthly repayments by choosing a fixed rate mortgage.

For example, for most first time buyers it is already an uphill struggle to get onto the property ladder and so when they find a mortgage, they want the security of knowing their repayments will remain the same for the entire term.

With Skiptons variety of fixed rate products, they can decide exactly how long they want the term to be.


Register free for Glasgow event

Free registration has begun for the Financial Services Scotland 2007 event in Glasgow on March 8. Organiser Clarion Events expects more than 1,000 visitors.

Praxis opens Northern Ireland office

Praxis has opened a new dedicated office in Northern Ireland days after announcing a new lender partner and the relaunch of its commercial arm.The office in Randalstown, County Antrim, opened on January 15. Fintan Monaghan, heads the Praxis team as well as national mortgage service Switch 2. He says he is looking forward to the […]

The good, the bad and the regulated

In our regulated world we regularly ponder the definition of good. We think we’ve got it until someone comes along and kindly informs us that we are wrong.

Bad weather could hit homes, warns Saga

Saga is urging homeowners to protect their properties against bad weather conditions as extreme weather is expected to hit Britain this week.It has produced a free guide called ‘Prepare your home for bad weather’.Saga says there are several quick, easy and inexpensive precautions that can reduce damage.These include being aware in advance of how to […]


Employer iPMI responsibilities could continue to escalate, says Jelf

New laws in Dubai will put the burden of providing international private medical insurance (iPMI) firmly on the shoulders of the employer in order to maintain the country’s leading healthcare facilities. With 10,000 UK nationals having moved to the country since 2007 and only 16.5 per cent of the total 8.2 million people living there being Emiratis, Jelf Employee Benefits believes this move was inevitable and employer responsibilities could continue to escalate in future.


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