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Yorkshire BS reduces its two year fixed rate mortgage

Yorkshire Building Society has reduced its two year fixed rate mortgage for the second time this month.

The new deal is fixed at 4.34 per cent until October 31 2007 ad is available to new and existing borrowers.

Features include free accident, sickness and unemployment cover for the first six months and overpayments of up to 10 per cent of the capital each year without charge.

Interest is charged daily. Early repayment charges are only applicable during the fixed rate period at 3 per cent.

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