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Skipton cuts rates on Help to Buy range


Skipton Building Society is tomorrow cutting rates on most of its Help to Buy products by up to 0.19 per cent.

Skipton’s Help to Buy purchase range includes a two-year fixed rate at 1.61 per cent to 75 per cent LTV with £995 completion fee and free upfront valuation.

It also has a fee-free two-year fixed rate at 2.25 per cent to 75 per cent with free upfront valuation and £500 cashback.

Five year fixes are available at 2.25 per cent to 60 per cent LTV with £995 fee and free valuation, and fee-free 2.70 per cent to 75 per cent LTV with free valuation and £500 cashback.

Skipton Building Society head of products Kris Brewster says: “We are delighted to offer lower rates across the majority of our Help to Buy range, with 60 per cent, 75 per cent and 80 per cent LTV products available to purchase customers.”



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