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Halifax Intermediaries – 2-Year 4.89% Fixed

Halifax Intermediaries – 2-Year 4.89% Fixed

Type: Fixed-rate mortgage

Fixed term: Until November 30, 2011

Fixed rate: 4.89%

Minimum loan: No minimum

Maximum loan: Up to 85% of valuation subejct to a maximum of £500,000

Income multiples: Based on affordability

Flexible features:Overpayments, underpayments, payment holidays, interest calculated daily

Conditions: Capital repayments of up to 10% a year allowed without penalty in the fixed-rate period, available for purchase only,

Arrangement fee: £990 product fee payable £245 mortgage account fee

Redemption fee: 3% of the amount repaid in year one, 2% in year two

Introducer’s fee: Refer to lender




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