The cost of borrowing remains historically low

5th May 2021

The cost of borrowing remains historically low, with the average mortgage rate just 2.09%. This rate remains unchanged since the start of 2021, with gross mortgage lending in March hitting its highest ever monthly total at £35.6 billion.

Mortgage approvals remain over 20% higher than the long-term, as interest in moving home continues. The UK base rate has now remained at 0.1% for over a year. With inflation remaining significantly below target and the economy still in recovery there is little evidence this will change imminently.

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Previous Mortgage Rates

2000      7.12%

2005      5.52%

2010      3.66%

2015      3.14%

2020      2.33%

2021      2.09%




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