Average mortgage interest rates in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2019

As of December 2020, 10-year fixed mortgage rates were at their lowest since recording began by the Bank of England at 2.53 percent. This is particularly good news for first-time home buyers and those remortgaging their property. Across the fixed date terms, all mortgage rates fell between September and December 2019. Two year variable mortgage rates fell from 2.03 percent in September to 1.94 percent in December.

What decides a mortgage

For anyone trying to obtain a mortgage, they will want the lowest possible rates. For the lender, they will want to attract as many borrowers as possible by staying competitive, all the while trying to manage their risks with appropriate rates.

Number of homes sold

During 2018, the overall number of residential properties sold fell from the previous year in the United Kingdom. Of the plus one million transactions made across the UK in 2018, the majority of residential properties were sold in England.

Average interest rates for mortgages in the United Kingdom (UK) from March 2014 to December 2019, by type of mortgage*

2 year fixed rate mortgages*3 year fixed mortgage**5 year fixed mortgage***10 year fixed****2 year variable*****
Mar '142.37%2.97%3.48%-2.68%
Jun '142.6%3.01%3.69%-2.71%
Sep '142.46%2.94%3.61%4.06%2.44%
Dec '142.08%2.89%3.21%4%1.6%
Mar '151.99%2.63%2.98%3.47%1.56%
Jun '151.83%2.54%2.82%3.24%1.66%
Sep '151.91%2.4%2.84%3.35%1.74%
Dec '151.9%2.26%2.75%3.36%1.78%
Mar '161.9%2.14%2.7%3.19%1.67%
Jun '161.75%2.13%2.54%3.1%1.62%
Sep '161.59%1.92%2.34%2.84%1.54%
Dec '161.45%1.79%2.26%2.98%1.48%
Mar '171.37%1.68%2.15%2.8%1.42%
Jun '171.48%1.7%1.99%2.82%1.42%
Sep '171.4%1.6%1.9%2.72%1.46%
Dec '171.57%1.7%2.07%2.66%1.69%
Mar '181.53%1.77%2.02%2.76%1.58%
Jun '181.74%1.8%2.03%2.74%1.56%
Sep '181.71%1.81%2.01%2.68%1.68%
Dec '181.73%1.81%2.01%2.64%1.7%
Mar '191.7%1.8%2.03%2.56%1.61%
Jun '191.64%1.77%1.97%2.59%1.6%
Sep '191.55%1.66%1.79%2.58%2.03%
Dec '191.45%1.56%1.69%2.53%1.94%
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Sources

Release date

February 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2014 to December 2019

Supplementary notes

* Monthly interest rate of UK monetary financial institutions (excl. Central Bank) sterling 2 year (75% LTV) fixed rate mortgage to households (in percent) not seasonally adjusted

** Monthly interest rate of UK monetary financial institutions (excl. Central Bank) sterling 3 year (75% LTV) fixed rate mortgage to households (in percent) not seasonally adjusted.

*** Monthly interest rate of UK monetary financial institutions (excl. Central Bank) sterling 5 year (75% LTV) fixed rate mortgage to households (in percent) not seasonally adjusted.

**** Monthly interest rate of UK monetary financial institutions (excl. Central Bank) sterling 10 year (75% LTV) fixed rate mortgage to households (in percent) not seasonally adjusted.

***** Monthly interest rate of UK monetary financial institutions (excl. Central Bank) sterling 2 year (75% LTV) variable rate mortgage to households (in percent) not seasonally adjusted.

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