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 Added: 12 April 2018

Ipswich Building Society launches revised self-build discount mortgage product
Support for self-build borrowers – boosting access to home ownership

Available for new builds, conversions and those undertaking a knock down and rebuild project – for both purchase and remortgage applicants – the new product is at the Society’s Standard Variable Rate, currently 5.49%, with a discount of 1.39% giving a current pay rate of 4.10% for two years from completion (5.4% APRC*). A completion fee of £1000 applies and loans are available up to 80% LTV, with a maximum loan of £500,000. An application fee of £199, CHAPs fee of £35 and a tiered valuation fee - based on final build value - apply.

The product features a generous 50% fee free overpayment facility, whereby borrowers can overpay penalty free by up to 50% of the original loan amount. An Early Repayment Charge (ERC) of 3% applies for first twelve months#, reducing to zero for the remaining twelve months – marking a change from a previous ERC of 3% for the full 2 year period. On completion of the self-build project, subject to meeting qualifying criteria, borrowers can switch penalty-free to one of the Society’s non self-build loyalty products.

Commenting on the new product, Ipswich Building Society Chief Executive Richard Norrington, said:
“We’re keen to continue supporting self-build borrowers, a typically under-served element of the mortgage market, by lowering costs and providing attractive rates with penalty-free switching and early repayment options.

“Our manual approach to mortgage underwriting allows us to remain flexible in offering innovative products to some of the UK’s so-called mortgage misfits, those who are often overlooked by other lenders because they do not meet ‘standard’ criteria for lending.”