The Abbey National announced rate cuts on some of its mortgage products at the weekend as well as bringing out two new fixed rate mortgage offers.
Some of the Abbey National two year tracker mortgages have seen rate reductions of up to 0.2 percent, with the lowest introductory rate now standing at 6.04 percent. One of the new mortgages offered by the Abbey is a 10 year fixed rate mortgage, with a lowest rate available of 6.25 percent.
An Abbey National spokesman explained that it was the strength the big high street name had in the mortgage market that made these rate cuts possible. The bank also feels that the 10 year fixed rate mortgage is going to prove very popular, combining as it does an attractive interest rate and a long fixed term period.