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UCB Home Loans launches new 2-year tracker to self-cert range

UCB Home Loans is adding a two-year tracker, free from early repayment charges, to its self-cetification range on October 31.

The new product will be set at Bank of England base rate plus 1.29 per cent, giving a current rate of 5.79 per cent.

The lender will also reduce its tracking increment on its BTL two-year ERC-free flexible tracker to 1.29 per cent from its previous position of base plus 1.64 per cent giving a pay rate of 5.79 per cent.

The current self-cert variable rate product will be removed on October 31.


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