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HSBC 2 Year 4.79% Fixed Help to Buy
0800 077 4270
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%4.79% fixed
until 28 Feb 2017
3.94%4.2% APR
Leeds Building Society 2 Year 0.90% Discount
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%4.79% variable
for 24 months
5.69%5.7% APR
Clydesdale Bank 3 Year 4.89% Fixed + Cashback
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%4.89% fixed
until 31 Dec 2017
4.95%5.1% APR
Available for first time buyers only.
Yorkshire Bank 3 Year 4.89% Fixed + Cashback
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%4.89% fixed
until 31 Dec 2017
4.95%5.1% APR
Available for first time buyers only.
Post Office 2 Year 4.99% Fixed Help to Buy Guarantee
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%4.99% fixed
until 31 Dec 2016
4.49%4.7% APR
Chelsea Building Society 2 Year 4.99% Fixed Branch Only
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%4.99% fixed
until 31 Oct 2016
5.65%5.7% APR
Available for first time buyers and in branch only.
Yorkshire BS Flexi 2 Year 4.99% Fixed Branch
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%4.99% fixed
until 31 Oct 2016
4.99%5.2% APR
Available in branch only.
Yorkshire BS Flexi 2 Year 4.99% Fixed Branch
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%4.99% fixed
until 31 Oct 2016
4.99%5.1% APR
Available for first time buyers and in branch only.
Chelsea Building Society Flexi 2 Year 5.19% Fixed Offset Branch
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.19% fixed
until 31 Oct 2016
5.65%5.7% APR
Available for first time buyers and in branch only.
Halifax 2 Year 5.19% Fixed + Cashback Help to Buy
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.19% fixed
until 28 Feb 2017
3.99%4.4% APR
Available for first time buyers and for existing customers only. Such mortgages might not be listed on the lender's website.
Halifax 2 Year 5.19% Fixed Help to Buy
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.19% fixed
until 28 Feb 2017
3.99%4.4% APR
Available for first time buyers only.
Halifax 2 Year 5.19% Fixed H2BGtee New Build
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.19% fixed
until 28 Feb 2017
3.99%4.4% APR
Available for first time buyers only.
Halifax 2 Year 5.19% Fixed + Cashback LTV 95% H2BGt NewBuild Di
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.19% fixed
until 28 Feb 2017
3.99%4.4% APR
Available for first time buyers and for existing customers only. Such mortgages might not be listed on the lender's website.
Post Office 3 Year 5.19% Fixed Help to Buy Guarantee
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.19% fixed
until 31 Dec 2017
4.49%4.8% APR
Yorkshire BS Flexi 2 Year 5.19% Fixed Offset Branch
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.19% fixed
until 31 Oct 2016
4.99%5.2% APR
Available in branch only.
Yorkshire BS Flexi 2 Year 5.19% Fixed Offset Branch
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.19% fixed
until 31 Oct 2016
4.99%5.2% APR
Available for first time buyers and in branch only.
Virgin 2 Year 5.24% Fixed + Cashback Help to Buy
0845 322 8311
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.24% fixed
until 01 Feb 2017
4.79%varies
Interest only mortgages are not available where property value is less than £500k or where combined applicants income is less than £100k. Maximum LTV is 70%.
HSBC 5 Year 5.29% Fixed Help to Buy
0800 077 4270
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.29% fixed
until 28 Feb 2020
3.94%4.6% APR
Yorkshire BS Flexi 2 Year 5.29% Fixed + Cashback Branch
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.29% fixed
until 31 Oct 2016
4.99%5.2% APR
Available in branch only.
Yorkshire BS Flexi 5 Year 5.39% Fixed Branch
Maximum LTVInitial RateSubsequent RateOverall Cost for Comparison
95%5.39% fixed
until 31 Oct 2019
4.99%5.3% APR
Available in branch only.

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How to find the best 5% deposit mortgages for first time buyers

by DanB from money.co.uk

As a first time home buyer 5% of the value of the house you want might be the most you can save for a deposit. Our guide lets you know how to make your deposit go as far as possible.

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As you might expect, first time buyers mortgages are easier to apply for successfully if you have a large deposit. But if you want to get on the property ladder as soon as possible, you might need to look at what 5 percent mortgages for first time buyers are available.

The loan to value (LTV) ratio is the percentage of your new property's value you will need to borrow from a mortgage provider, so if you've saved a 5% deposit, your LTV will be 95%. You'll find a better choice of mortgages with decent interest rates with an LTV lower than 95%.

Having said that, there are an increasing number of lenders willing to offer 5% mortgages for first time buyers.

What to look for in a first time buyer mortgage 5% deposit

The interest rate on your mortgage is important, as the amount you pay each month will depend greatly on this, as well as the amount you borrow but there are some other factors to consider as well.

Mortgage type

Most of the deals you'll find with a 95% LTV are likely to be fixed rate mortgages, including some offset mortgages too.

Repayment or Interest Only

The monthly payments on repayment mortgages cover the interest due and reduce the balance until it's paid off. With an interest only mortgage, you just pay the interest, then separately arrange to raise the capital to pay off the balance at the end of the term. Our guide explains the pros and cons of both options. However, the offers you find with a 5% deposit will most likely be for repayment mortgages.

Fees & charges

Make sure you check the terms and conditions for any charges or extra fees, and take these into account when you get you head around how much the mortgage will cost. With a 5% deposit, a higher lending charge might apply, which providers use to cover the increased risk of offering mortgages with a high LTV.

Finally, you'll need to make sure you're eligible for the mortgage before you apply. Some mortgages will only be available if you meet a certain criteria or if you're an existing borrower or customer. Applying for a mortgage you aren'e suitable for will waste your time and possibly affect your credit rating.

How to compare 5% deposit mortgages for first time buyers

Our 5% first time buyer mortgage comparison will help you work out what products are out there with a 95% LTV. You'll need to check the terms and any charges or fees, and then find the best interest rate.

Further help

Our guide on how to get your first mortgage lets you know what you need to consider. If your first time buyer deposit isn't enough to find a good mortgage deal, try looking into the Help to Buy scheme. Our guide lets you know how it works.

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