Capped Rate Mortgage

The Deal:

Similar to fixed rates, a capped interest rate provides an upper limit through which the lender cannot increase the interest rate. A capped rate allows you to benefit from low periods of interest, unlike fixed rates, a capped rate can fall if a lender lowers their variable interest rates below the level of the cap set.

Advantages:

  • Knowing the maximum monthly cost of your loan for a set period, allowing security within your budgeting
  • Giving potential for a rate reduction, unlike the fixed rate mortgage

Disadvantages:

  • Generally rates for capped mortgages will be higher than fixed rate mortgages available

Suitability:

Capped rate mortgage are suitable options in a number of circumstances the most common being those listed below:

  • Individuals requiring flexibility in terms of rate decreases than fixed rates
  • Larger borrowings.
  • Individuals on a tight budget expecting wage increases over the first few years of the mortgage.
  • First time buyers looking for security during the first few years of setting up home.