95% Mortgages

Nationwide are the first major building society to bring back a 95% mortgage. This may be helpful for first time buyers who are struggling to get a deposit. However, the rate at 7.19% is far above the base rate of 2%. Also there are still expectations of falling house prices so that many who take a 95% mortgage could be left with negative equity – where the value of the house is less than the value of the outstanding mortgage.