Interest rate rise – What will it mean to you

 So, who are the winners and who are the losers of the recent Bank of England base rate rise.

The winners will be 45 million savers, many providers have already announced they will be increasing savings rates in line with the rise

But for at least four million households with variable rate mortgages, monthly payments are set to rise.

Those on a variable rate

There are between four and five million households currently on a variable rate.

These are the people who will be most affected, as their monthly payments will increase almost immediately.

Fixed rate mortgages

Thankfully a large majority of new mortgage loans are on fixed interest rates.

While such rates have already started to increase, in expectation of the rate hike, borrowers will see no immediate rise.

However, when such borrowers reach the end of their term, they may find they have to make higher monthly payments.

Savers

The average easy-access savings account is currently paying 0.14% in annual interest, according to the Bank of England. So, someone with £10,000 worth of savings is earning £14 a year. If the rate rise is fully passed on, they would earn an extra £25 a year, making £39 in total.

Following the Bank’s decision, Nationwide, TSB, Skipton and Yorkshire Building Society have promised to increase their variable savings rates.

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