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Co-op fixing for 10 years at 5.69%

The Co-operative Bank is offering a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage which offers flexibility in repayments and ecologically friendly features.

The rate is fixed at 5.69 per cent until April 30, 2012 and is available for loans up to 95 per cent loan to value. Interest is calculated on a daily basis. If the loan is used for a remortgage, the bank will pay legal and valuation fees.

Borrowers can set up a flexible fund which can be used to pay off up to 5 per cent of the mortgage balance each year without penalty. All or some of the fund can be withdrawn at any time or used to take a repayment holiday.

Homebuyers will get a free home energy rating report with the property valuation which will identify ways for improving energy efficiency.

The bank will make an annual donation to the ecological organisation Climate Care which works to tackle global warming, as it says houses are one of the major sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK. The donations will go to help a reforestation campaign in Britain.

Deputy chief executive Mick Firth says: “With interest rates at their current low levels, it is a good time for many borrowers to consider a fixed-rate mortgage. With our new 10-year fixed-rate mortgage, borrowers have the peace of mind of knowing that, however much interest rates may rise between now and 2012, the amount they are paying will not change.”

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