Over the past two days, both Barclays and Nationwide have notified us that they will be increasing their interest rates for new borrowers.

Whilst there is no need to panic as the increases are small, with two of the top five mortgage lenders in the UK increasing their rates, it is significant. Feedback from other lenders is that they are considering a rise in the near future.

The good news is that rates are still historically low with Banks and Building Societies still keen to lend. With this in mind if you are looking at taking out a new mortgage or re-mortgaging there seems little evidence to suggest there is any advantage in waiting.

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Your team at Mortgage Required are available 6 days a week to help you find the right deal to suit your individual needs.

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We would be delighted to hear from you on 01628 507477 or click here to book an appointment.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

There will be no fee for Mortgage Advice. There may be a fee for arranging a mortgage. The precise amount will depend upon your circumstances, but we estimate it to be £399.

Mortgage Required Ltd, Finance House, 5 Bath Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4AQ is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority reference 573718 at www.fca.org.uk.

The Financial Ombudsman Service is an agency for arbitrating on unresolved complaints between regulated firms and their clients. More detail can be found on their website: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk