Demand for two-year fixed rate deals rises
First look at the new interest rate environment.
- Two-year fixed rate deals bounce back – accounting for 23% of all remortgages
- Demand for five-year fixed rate deals reduces from 50% to 43%
- Interest rate rise impacts borrower behaviours as they seek to lower monthly bills
Demand for two-year fixed deals rose for the first time in four months following the interest rate rise on 2 November, according to conveyancing service provider, LMS.
After declining from a 30% market share in March to a 20% market share in October – the second lowest figure on record – demand rose in November, with two-year fixed deals making up 23% of all remortgages.
LMS says the increase in the market’s appetite for two-year fixed deals – the largest since March – is a first glimpse at the new interest rate environment and its effect on borrower behaviour.
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