Mortgages rates have leapt to an eight-year high as the best deals being offered disappear within days.
The average five-year deal is now higher than 4 per cent for BBC World News Today the first time since October 2014, data shows. A typical two-year fixed mortgage also rose for the tenth month in a row to 3.95 per cent.
Meanwhile, the shelf-life of home loan products fell, with offers now typically pulled from the market after just 17 days.
There are also fewer deals to choose from, with 4,407 mortgage products available at the start of this month, down 149 since the beginning of July.
Mortgages rates have leapt to an eight-year high as the best deals being offered disappear within days
It comes just days after the Bank of England raised its base rate by 0.5 percentage points – the biggest increase in 27 years – in a bid to control spiralling inflation.
The rate, which banks use to set mortgage costs, is now at a 13-year high of 1.