Bank of England base rate rise

As we expected the BOE has raised the base rate for the first time in 10 years, it was moved from 0.25% to 0.5%.

This is only a small increase and will not have a massive impact on most households, however is the first raise of many, are we seeing the start of moving back to normality after a decade of historically low interest rates?

The raise will impact those on a variable rate, lenders normally increase their standard variable rates almost immediately. Mortgage rates for those looking to take out a mortgage will also rise.

Those households on a fixed rate mortgage will be currently unaffected but for those on a tracker mortgage, discounted rate or the lenders standard variable rate can expect their mortgage payments to increase.

A rise in the base rate does not always mean your rate will increase as lenders can alter their Standard Variable Rate at their own discretion, however a bank rate movement does normally get passed on by the lenders to mortgage holders.

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