Housing & mortgage round up: Cheaper fixed rate mortgages? Stable house prices

Housing & mortgage round upThis week we bring you news of the Bank of England’s latest interest rate decision and also look at whether fixed rate mortgages are about to get cheaper. On the house price front we have the latest Halifax house price survey. Bank of England keep interest rates on hold In a move that will be welcomed by mortgage borrowers the Bank of England decided to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%....

SIPPs: Interest rates on SIPP deposit accounts hold steady

Our research shows that interest rates on SIPP deposit accounts have shown little change since last month. The table below shows the average of the top three most competitive interest rates for SIPP deposit accounts in each category and it’s clear that there has been little change for most types of accounts The lack of dramatic changes is perhaps to be expected in a market where new entrants are rare and at a time when Bank of England base rate has been on hold for over three years. Type of account March April Change Instant Access 2.30% 2.38%...