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Ipswich Building Society relaunches shared ownership mortgages

21 Sep 2021

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Added: 21 September 2021

Ipswich Building Society relaunches shared ownership mortgages

Ipswich Building Society has re-entered the shared ownership mortgage market with 2- and 5-year fixed rate products for up to 95% LTV of the borrower’s share and a 2-year fixed rate mortgage of up to 90% LTV of the borrower’s share. The return signals the Society’s ongoing commitment to supporting would-be homeowners in getting a foot onto the property ladder with minimum deposits.

The following products are all available for purchase and remortgage cases, each with no application, completion or valuation fees. A minimum loan of £75,000 and maximum £500,000 applies:

Up to 95% LTV of the share being purchased:

  • 2-year fixed rate at 3.74% until 30 November 2023, then reverting to SVR (currently 5.24%) minus 1.74% until 28 February 2027
  • 5-year fixed rate at 3.99%, fixed for 60 months from the date of completion

Up to 90% LTV of the share being purchased:

  • 2-year fixed rate at 3.25% until 30 November 2023, then reverting to SVR (currently 5.24%) minus 1.74% until 28 February 2027

Charlotte Grimshaw, Head of Intermediary Relations at Ipswich Building Society said: “It’s great to be back in the shared ownership market once again. Our previous range was very popular and, having implemented other crucial changes to our products and lending criteria, we have been committed to bringing these products back into our range to  make buying a home more accessible . With house prices rising faster than wages, and fewer higher LTV deals on the market than before the pandemic, shared ownership mortgages can offer a more affordable, achievable option for would-be borrowers.

“In particular, I’m excited about our 5-year fixed rate product, which should provide borrowers with comfort and security over their mortgage repayments, offering stability over a longer time period. Additionally, as the affordability assessment for this 5-year fixed rate product is calculated on product pay rate only, rather than applying a stress scenario, this will further help those looking to borrow.

Recent research shows that nearly two thirds of first time buyers have to rely on an additional source of income when saving for a mortgage deposit. It’s clear this generation is working hard to fund their dreams of owning their own home, and we’re keen to support them. These new products, combined with our personal approach to underwriting, allow us to offer borrowers more choice while retaining a diligent approach to lending.”

All products have a CHAPS fee of £35. During the initial mortgage term, the Society offers fee-free overpayments up to 50% of the original loan amount.*

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