The Bank of Ireland UK has announced a range of 95% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage deals to replace the government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme which came to a close at the end of 2016.
The purchase-only scheme includes three products which come with a minimum loan size of £50,000.
Deals in the scheme are a two-year fixed rate at 3.89%, a three-year fix at 3.98% and a five-year deal at 4.09%.
The bank stated that it hoped its range will give greater opportunities to first-time buyers, particularly those who are struggling to save a deposit.
Alison Pallett, Director of Sales at the Bank of Ireland UK, said: “We believe that first-time buyers are integral to the long-term health of the housing market, helping to stimulate activity at all stages of home ownership. We hope that this new proposition will help to enable the next generation of home owners to take their first steps onto the housing ladder.”
It was also announced last month by Clydesdale Bank that they will be waiving the valuation fee on their first time buyer range, but for a limited time only.
They are currently offering FTB products including a two-year fixed rate at 3.59% up to 95% LTV. Three-year fixed rates start from 2.89% up to 90% LTV and 3.99% at 95% LTV.
The bank is able to lend up to five times the income (sole or joint) of mortgage applicants, depending on the overall affordability.
They are also reducing rates across its mortgage range by up to 0.50%. Two-year fixed rates now start from 1.34% at 75% LTV. Five-year fixes are available from 2.04% at 75% LTV, rising to 2.19% at 80% LTV.
Here at Limetree Financial Services, we are able to access offers from Clydesdale Bank, where not all brokers can. So do call us today for more information about this incredible deal while it lasts!