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Skipton Building Society mortgage review

Our Skipton Building Society mortgage review combines customer feedback with expert deal analysis to reveal whether the lender is worth considering next time you apply for a mortgage.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) mortgages update Skipton mortgage customer ratings What kinds of mortgages does Skipton offer? Does Skipton offer the best mortgage deals?
Interest rates on Skipton mortgages How much could I borrow from Skipton? Can I make overpayments? How can I contact Skipton Building Society?

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Skipton Building Society is based in North Yorkshire, and offers mortgages on homes across Great Britain. 

The table below shows how Skipton performed in our latest mortgage satisfaction survey, from application process to value for money.

Customer rating for: Star rating
Customer service

4 out of 5

Application process -
Value for money

4 out of 5

Keeping you well informed

4 out of 5

Clarity of statements

4 out of 5

Transparency of charges

5 out of 5

Query and complaint handling -
Ability to overpay or underpay mortgage

4 out of 5

Online access

4 out of 5

 

Star ratings based on a June/July 2020 Which? survey of 3625 members of the general public in which 40 people told us they had their mortgage with Skipton Building Society.

What kinds of mortgages does Skipton offer?

Many mortgage lenders have significantly cut their offerings this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

When we checked in September 2020, there were 18 mortgages available from Skipton. All of these deals were fixed-rate - meaning your interest rate will stay the same for a set initial period.

Skipton's mortgages came with a initial period of either two, five or 10 years.

 

Does Skipton offer the best mortgage deals?

Our experts analysed hundreds of mortgages over a four-week period in July 2020. They compiled a total of 208 ‘top-10 cheapest deal’ tables based on a variety of borrowing scenarios, and counted how many times each lender featured in a table.

The average number of times a lender made it into a table was 16, but Skipton featured just seven times, meaning it only occasionally offered the cheapest rates. (Data source: Moneyfacts.)

Interest rates on Skipton mortgages

In September 2020, the average rate on a two-year fixed-rate mortgage from Skipton was 2.43%, compared to the overall market average of 2.33%.

How much could I borrow from Skipton?

Skipton will lend to first-time buyers, home movers and remortgagers at 60%, 70%, 75%, 80% and 85% loan-to-value

Skipton will lend up to 4.75 times the borrower's annual earnings. 

Can I make overpayments?

Skipton's deals allow you to overpay up to 10% of the mortgage balance each year. 

How can I contact Skipton Building Society?

Skipton's mortgages are available directly from the lender and through mortgage brokers.

Skipton can be contacted on 0345 850 1711.

Its website is skipton.co.uk.

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