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There have been a lot of whispers about Bank of England lately and the assumed raise of interest rates.

Any type of raise would clearly influence home owners, but here’s an example of how a small increase can look like for a monthly budget: a 0.25% rise of rates would mean that a typical variable mortgage repayment could cost an extra £13 a month. However, switching to a fixed rate deal could save borrowers £119 per month.

But, as the latest research suggests, the homeowners are not prepared for a raise in this sector. 68% do not actually know how a base interest raise can affect them.

Research suggests many British home owners are not prepared for interest rate rise

Knowing the risks and the implications is vital to choosing rightfully, at least when it comes to money.

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We know the news about house prices going up or down, from month to month. We heard about the slowdown in the growth rhythm from quarter to quarter.

All in all, the specialist now call this phenomena on the UK housing market a period of ‘plateau’. Details and previsions about the future of the market in the article on PropertyWire.

UK housing market has reached a plateau, analysis suggests

How do you think this will affect you? Any of you already felt the effects of this stagnation?

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