Coventry Building Society offering ‘excellent’ mortgage deal despite ‘small rise’ in interest rates

Coventry Building Society offering ‘excellent’ mortgage deal despite ‘small rise’ in interest rates

UK faces serious housing crisis as mortgage rates rise

Patrick O'Donnell

By Patrick O'Donnell

Published: 09/02/2024

- 11:40

High street lenders, including Coventry Building Society, are updating their mortgage interest rates

Coventry Building Society is offering customers an “excellent” mortgage deal despite a “slight increase” to interest rates.

The lender’s two-year fixed rate mortgage with 95 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) is one of Moneyfacts’ “Picks of the Week”.

Currently, the deal from the building society has an interest rate of 5.50 per cent which is fixed until August 31, 2026.

There is no product fee attached to Coventry’s mortgage offering and it is also available to first-time homebuyers.

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The building society is being praised for its 'excellent' mortgage deal despite rates rising


Furthermore, the financial institution has included incentives to get customers to take advantage of this deal.

Among them a £500 cashback offering and a free valuation of the property which could reduce costs in the long-term.

Notably, Coventry Building Society’s fixed rate mortgage deal allows customers to make overpayments.

Caitlyn Eastell, a spokesperson at, outlined why this particular product is an “excellent” rating from the money experts.

She explained: “This week, Coventry Building Society has made slight increases on selected fixed rate deals.

“Seeing a small rise of 0.01 per cent is its two-year fixed deal for first-time buyers at 95 per cent loan-to-value.

“Now priced at 5.50 per cent until 31.8.26, this may appeal to borrowers looking to keep their mortgage costs low, as there are no chargeable arrangement fees.

“Also included in this deal is an enticing incentive package which includes a free valuation and £500 cashback. Overall, this product earns an Excellent Moneyfacts product rating.”

Bank of England base rate chartThe Bank of England has held the base rate at 5.25 per cent GB NEWS

For the past year-and-a-half, homeowners and first-time homebuyers have been soaring mortgage repayments due to rising rates.

Interest rates have been raised by the Bank of England to ease inflation which is expected to drop in the coming months.

As such, analysts are betting on lower mortgage rate to come into effect in the months ahead which will benefit those looking to get on the property ladder.

The Bank of England has raised, and is holding, the country’s base rate at 5.25 per cent, as of today.

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