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5.0 Based on 135 reviews from review us onNicholas S. ★★★★★ Fantastic service. Ellie and Jardelle were always quick to reply to any queries and very helpful throughout the process. Highly recommend!Stacey S. ★★★★★ Jason was brilliant to work with! Always on top of the transaction! Would highly recommend 👍Scott ★★★★★ Although I've not bought anything yet, they (Jason in particular) have been super helpful in my search for the right mortgage deal, whilst also giving an honest opinion during these difficult times. Would highly recommend.Sandra I. ★★★★★ Fantastic from start to finish! Natalia and Jason found me the best rate for my remortgage and they were extremely efficient! Best service I’ve ever received from a brokerage company. Thanks so much.Virmantas N. ★★★★★ Amazing service and great communication. Ellie Morgan had quickly completed all requests and over delivered all expectations.Highly recommended for those who want to get the stuff done without any delays!David W. ★★★★★ I have used ascot for 3 renewals since they done helped me with my purchase which was complicated and will continue to use them going forward. Very fair prices and very helpful and knowledgeable even with just general information.Adam B. ★★★★★ Natalia made life very easy for us when remortgaging. Third time using ascot always a breezeTaff G. ★★★★★ Ascot Mortgages have been brilliant. Easy to work with and incredibly helpful. I am always happy to recommend them. Natalia and Jason have made the whole process much easier than I was expecting. Excellent service.Daryl L. ★★★★★ We've had a fantastic experience with Natalia Barry and Jason Jones at Ascot Mortgages for our property purchases and refinancing. Their expertise, coupled with genuine care and understanding of our needs, made the process smooth and stress-free.They were consistently communicative, keeping us informed at every step. Their assistance in consolidating our protection cover was invaluable, simplifying what could have been a complex process.What set them apart was their personal touch – always polite and ready to pick up the phone for a chat. This level of personal engagement is rare and much appreciated.In short, Natalia and Jason are not just skilled professionals but also truly dedicated to their clients. We highly recommend their services to anyone in need of mortgage advice.Jason J. ★★★★★ Great company!Sarah A. ★★★★★ I have used this firm for several years and they have always been super helpful and supportive, attentive and resolved issues in really useful ways. Shout out to Alison, Ellie and Jardelle (and the team!)Georgia W. ★★★★★ We worked with Ellie to secure our mortgage and protection, and she was a dream! Being a first time buyer, I was quite clueless about the process, and in a time where mortgage rates have been quite high, she worked right til the end to make sure we were getting our mortgage at the best possible rate and was always available to answer all questions I had. Can't recommend enough 🙂Richard D. ★★★★★ Laura S. ★★★★★ As a first time buyer, trying to navigate through potential mortgages was a very daunting thought. Ascot Mortgages were recommended to me and I've been extremely happy with the service provided. They have guided me through every step and I finally have a mortgage. Very pleased and would recommend.Lucy B. ★★★★★ Having Phil as my mortgage advisor was great from the very start! He is down to earth and speaking to him was always a pleasure. The kindness, compassion and support I have been given all the way through what can be a stressful process was immeasurable. Phil and Jardelle worked as a solid team and was able to make me feel at ease all the way through buying my first home. The team were always available and the communication between everyone was always clear and I felt safe in the hands of the company as a whole. Thank you for helping me buy my first home!Flora R. ★★★★★ I worked with Richard (Protection Adviser) for a couple of days to sort out life and critical illness insurance. Absolutely brilliant, he found me and my husband the perfect policy. Very knowledgeable and easy to get on, he definetely makes things easy to understand. Thank you for the great service provided.Matthew R. ★★★★★ I've dealt with Phil at Ascot Mortgages for a while now and Phil always comes back back to me with the right plan.Keep the good work up!rafal W. ★★★★★ I would thoroughly recommend Phil Greenwood at Ascot Mortgages ltd to anyone looking to seek advice on purchasing a home.Phil was absolutely fantastic. He made the process very smooth and easy and was always there to answer any questions I had.Shahid L. ★★★★★ This company has been truly amazing in constantly giving me the support and help i need for my mortgage and for their continuous work ethic guiding customers like myself and educating them into making the best possible decisions. My special mention goes to Phil Greenwood who deserves every single credit for his brilliant work and communication skills. The more I got to work with Phil, the more he gained my respect as he is a hugely likeable man and possibly the best mortgage advisor yet. Even after I finished my time with Ascot Mortgages, I will never lose my trust in the company and I hope they exceed their business and gain even more success and popularity.Best wishes,Shahid Latif and familyPretty L. ★★★★★ Phil helped me renew my mortgage. He was great at keeping me updated with any rate changes and secured a lower rate than at the time my mortgage went through. Thank you Ascot for your supportNikki E. ★★★★★ Huge thanks to Richard Johnson for sorting out all of my insurance policies! I had accumulated a variety of life cover and various other policies over the years that all needed a good review and refresh. Richard was extremely patient and helped me to remove the duplication and choose the best cover to suit our current needs. I have used Ascot Mortgages for over 12 years and have met several members of the team, always finding the right help and support to work through what can be a complicated and stressful time. Thanks again, Richard!Andrew T. ★★★★★ Working with Richard at Ascot has been a great experience. He listened to us and was very professional throughout. This was our first experience with Richard but we've been using Ascot now for 6-7 years. Thank you all at AscotAngie B. ★★★★★ Always give a great service and find you a mortgage in a timely fashion.Alison is awesomeAndrew M. ★★★★★ We have used Ascot Mortgages for over 5 years now and have had excellent service throughout, primarily with Alison and Kevin. Our latest dealings have been with Richard Johnson who although new to us (and to Ascot I believe) has once again provided the 5 star level of service we have come to expect. His product knowledge is excellent offering a range of options supported with consistent communication and updates, always available on the phone or on email every step of the way.Ali H ★★★★★ Excellent service, a big thanks to Natalia Barry for her excellent support with my buy to let mortgage application, Natalia was professional, transparent, and kept me informed during all the process, and thanks to Jason jones for his assistance and support.js_loader

Written by:

Alison Gibson

Ascot Mortgage Expert

Last Updated:

06.10.2023

Written by:

Alison Gibson

Ascot Mortgage Expert

Last Updated:

06.10.2023

What is a five-year fixed-rate mortgage?

A five-year fixed-rate mortgage is a mortgage type that offers borrowers a consistent interest rate for a period of five years, regardless of changes in the market rate. This means your monthly repayments remain the same for the specified period, providing financial stability and simplifying budgeting.

What are the pros and cons of a five-year fixed-rate mortgage?

The chief benefit of a 5-year fixed rate mortgage is the financial security it offers. No matter what happens with bank interest rates, your monthly payments stay the same. However, these mortgages often come with higher interest rates compared to shorter fixed-term deals, and they might lack the discount options found in variable rates. And if the market rate decreases, you won’t benefit from the reduction.

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When is a good time to get a five-year fixed-rate mortgage?

The best time to consider a five-year fixed-rate mortgage is when interest rates are low, or if you anticipate an increase in rates in the near future. It’s also a strong option if you require certainty in your monthly outgoings for medium-term financial planning.

How do I choose the best five-year fixed-rate mortgage for me?

To select the optimal five-year fixed-rate mortgage, consider your financial situation, future plans, and the current economic climate. Seek advice from a professional broker, we can guide you through the process and compare the best deals on the market for you.

How much deposit do I need for a five-year fixed-rate mortgage?

The amount of deposit required for a five-year fixed-rate mortgage can vary. However, most lenders offer the best rates to borrowers with a larger deposit, typically 25% to 40% of the property’s value.

Can I pay off a five-year fixed-rate mortgage in advance?

Generally, you can pay off a fixed-rate mortgage early. However, this can incur an early repayment fee. It’s important to review the terms of your mortgage agreement before making additional payments.

An experienced broker, such as Ascot Mortgages, can help you determine if a 5-year fixed rate mortgage is the best option for you. We assist in sourcing the best mortgage deals efficiently, ensuring your consideration is well-placed. 

Five-year fixed-rate mortgage deals offer long-term stability, particularly beneficial in fluctuating economic climates. Whether a first-time buyer or looking to switch your existing mortgage, you can enjoy this peace of mind. 

We’re experts in securing the right mortgage for all customers. Reach out for a free initial consultation. We will search across the market, ensuring you get the most cost-effective offer for your circumstances and budget.

After your fixed term ends, we can help you explore other options, such as the lender’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR), to ensure continuous optimal deals. Five-year terms are often the longest available, providing stability across a 60-month period.

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Yes, you can pay off a fixed-rate mortgage before it ends, but it’s important to be aware that many lenders will charge an Early Repayment Charge (ERC) if you pay off all or part of your mortgage during the fixed-rate period. The amount of the ERC will typically be a percentage of the outstanding loan balance, and it can be quite significant. Always consult your mortgage agreement or speak with your lender or mortgage advisor to understand the implications of paying off your mortgage early.

Yes, most lenders will allow you to overpay on a fixed-rate mortgage, but there will typically be a limit to how much you can overpay each year without incurring an Early Repayment Charge (ERC). This limit is usually expressed as a percentage of the outstanding loan balance and is commonly set at 10% per year, but this can vary between lenders. Overpaying can reduce your overall term and the amount of interest you pay over the life of the mortgage.

When your five year fixed-rate period is nearing its end, it’s a good time to start exploring your options. If you do nothing, your mortgage will usually revert to your lender’s standard variable rate (SVR), which could be higher than your fixed rate. You can avoid this by remortgaging to a new deal with your current lender or a different one. You should start the process a 6 months before your fixed rate ends to allow enough time for the application and transition.

Your credit score is one of many factors that lenders will consider when deciding whether to approve your mortgage application and what interest rate to offer you. Having a good credit score can increase your chances of being approved and may help you to secure a lower interest rate. However, each lender has its own criteria, and it’s possible to get a mortgage even if your credit score isn’t perfect. It’s always best to speak with a mortgage advisor who can guide you based on your specific circumstances.

The amount you can borrow is typically determined by your income, outgoings, and the lender’s affordability criteria, rather than the type of interest rate on the mortgage. However, a fixed-rate mortgage can provide certainty about your monthly payments for a set period of time, which can make budgeting easier. It’s important to only borrow what you can comfortably afford to repay, taking into consideration potential future interest rate rises.

No, the interest rate on a fixed-rate mortgage is set at the start of the term and remains the same for that term, regardless of changes to the Bank of England base rate. This is one of the key benefits of a fixed-rate mortgage, as it provides certainty about your monthly payments for a set period of time. However, once your fixed-rate term ends, your mortgage will typically revert to the lender’s standard variable rate (SVR), which can change in response to changes in the Bank of England base rate.

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