The Leeds Building Society has launched two new discounted buy-to-let mortgages.
The new discount variable mortgages are priced at 1.14% up to 60% LTV (loan to value) and 1.34% up to 70% LTV.
“These shorter-term discount mortgages offer market-leading rates and a package of incentives,” said Jaedon Green, director of product and distribution at the Leeds Building Society.
“Widening our range of discounted residential mortgages was well-received so we’ve seen that there’s an appetite for variable rate deals – with the potential for lower monthly repayments than equivalent fixed rate mortgages – among borrowers who don’t expect interest rates to increase significantly in the near future.
“We may be in a rising rate environment but the Bank of England has suggested any Base Rate increases will be small and gradual, in recognition of the fact that rates have been at historically low levels for the last decade.
“The past couple of years have seen a lot of change for landlords, with the introduction of new rules for portfolio landlords and wide-ranging tax changes, the impact of which is still being felt.
“For that reason we know landlords need to take a far more active role in managing their portfolio to maximise yield and making sure they have the best deal on their mortgage finances.”