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Fixed Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Level Since 2008 Financial Crisis

Fixed rate mortgages have hit the highest level seen since the 2008 financial crisis with 2-year fixed rate average standing at 6.53% and 5-year fixed rates coming in at 6.36% (data from Moneyfacts).

Yesterday the new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ripped up former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget after which the cost of borrowing dropped and the Pound started to recover as the market’s digested the news. It also appears that the Bank of England will be able to slow interest rate rises which markets now predict will be less severe than initially predicted.