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60% LTV mortgages

Finding the right 60% mortgage deal can be really tricky. What is LTV? Should I fix my rate? Are there extra fees? So, let Mojo’s expert comparison call compare deals to find your best 60% LTV mortgage rate.

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Last updated
June 11th, 2024


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What is a 60% LTV mortgage?

A 60% loan to value (LTV) mortgage is available when you have a deposit of at least 40% of the value of the property you’re buying or remortgaging.

LTV shows how big your deposit is relative to the value of the property. You won't need an LTV mortgage calculator to work out that this means you'll be borrowing the remaining 60% of the property value from the lender.

A 60% LTV ratio is considered quite low, so you'll generally be seen as less risky by the lender which should help you access your best mortgage rates.

How do 60% LTV mortgages work?

With a 60% LTV mortgage, you put down a deposit worth 40% of the property value – the remaining 60% is funded by the lender as a mortgage. The actual mortgage works the same as any other mortgage deal – you repay the amount you've borrowed over a predetermined time period (mortgage term).

Some mortgages are repaid on an interest-only basis, although if you're buying a residential home, it's more likely that you will have a capital repayment mortgage where you repay an element of the loan, and the interest each month. If you are providing a 40% deposit, the mortgage interest rates available to you will be some of the best on the market. The table opposite shows how much the deposit and loan amount would be for a 60% LTV mortgage for a range of different property values.

Property valueDeposit amount (40% of property value)Mortgage loan amount (60% of property value)
£200,000£80,000£120,000
£300,000£120,000£180,000
£400,000£160,000£240,000
£500,000£200,000£300,000
£600,000£240,000£360,000

Best 60% LTV mortgage rates

This table shows some of our partner Mojo's best 60% LTV mortgage rates. LTV (or loan to value) is the amount you borrow compared to the value of the property - so in this case 60% of the full value. This is based on the initial rate that you pay during the introductory deal period (for a two-year fixed-rate mortgage, the introductory period is two years).

The Annual Percentage Rate of Change (APRC) can also be found after the initial rate for each deal. This takes fees and the lender's standard variable rate (SVR) into account, so can be useful when comparing the overall cost of different mortgage deals.

Keep in in mind that APRC is less useful to those planning to remortgage onto another deal at the end of their introductory deal, rather than moving onto the SVR.

2 year fixed 60% LTV mortgages5 year fixed 60% LTV mortgages

Halifax

Initial rate: 4.78% | APRC: 8.2%

Repayment mortgage of £168,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 8.2%. Repayments: 27 months of £959.74 at 4.78% (fixed), then 273 months of £1,348.16 at 8.74% (variable). Total amount payable £393,960.66. Early repayment charges apply until 30-Sep-2026. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1099. Legal fees £161.27.

Santander UK Plc

Initial rate: 4.28% | APRC: 6.1%

Repayment mortgage of £168,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 6.1%. Repayments: 64 months of £912.07 at 4.28% (fixed), then 236 months of £1,179.67 at 7.5% (variable). Total amount payable £336,774.60. Early repayment charges apply until 02-Nov-2029. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1224. Legal fees £184.75.

Santander UK Plc

Initial rate: 4.8% | APRC: 7.1%

Repayment mortgage of £168,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7.1%. Repayments: 28 months of £961.67 at 4.8% (fixed), then 272 months of £1,219.31 at 7.5% (variable). Total amount payable £358,579.08. Early repayment charges apply until 02-Nov-2026. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1224. Legal fees £184.75.

TSB

Initial rate: 4.39% | APRC: 7.2%

Repayment mortgage of £168,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7.2%. Repayments: 63 months of £922.44 at 4.39% (fixed), then 237 months of £1,295.85 at 8.74% (variable). Total amount payable £365,230.17. Early repayment charges apply until 30-Sep-2029. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £995.

NatWest

Initial rate: 4.82% | APRC: 7.9%

Repayment mortgage of £168,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7.9%. Repayments: 27 months of £964.57 at 4.82% (fixed), then 273 months of £1,297.28 at 8.24% (variable). Total amount payable £380,200.83. Early repayment charges apply until 30-Sep-2026. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1525.

TSB

Initial rate: 4.39% | APRC: 6.8%

Repayment mortgage of £168,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 6.8%. Repayments: 63 months of £922.44 at 4.39% (fixed), then 237 months of £1,204.52 at 7.74% (variable). Total amount payable £343,584.96. Early repayment charges apply until 30-Sep-2029. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £995.

NatWest

Initial rate: 4.82% | APRC: 7.8%

Repayment mortgage of £168,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 7.8%. Repayments: 27 months of £964.57 at 4.82% (fixed), then 273 months of £1,297.28 at 8.24% (variable). Total amount payable £380,200.83. Early repayment charges apply until 30-Sep-2026. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1025.

Nationwide BS

Initial rate: 4.39% | APRC: 6.5%

Repayment mortgage of £168,000.00 over 25 years, representative APRC 6.5%. Repayments: 60 months of £923.34 at 4.39% (fixed), then 240 months of £1,231.39 at 7.99% (variable). Total amount payable £350,934.00. Early repayment charges apply until 5 years. Arrangement, mortgage discharge, valuation and CHAPS fees total £1079.

Date Updated 15 June 2024

The above fixed rates are provided by Mojo Mortgages and updated every 12 hours. THEY MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN YOU'RE READY TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.

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Why get a 60% LTV mortgage?

A key reason to aim for a 60% mortgage is that the lower your LTV ratio, generally the lower your mortgage rate will be. This is because the lender will consider you a less risky borrower and can loan you money at a more competitive rate.

A 60% LTV mortgage is typically one of the lowest thresholds offered by lenders, which means these deals will likely have some of the best and cheapest interest rates available.

Plus, putting down a 40% deposit as opposed to a smaller one, means you'll have to borrow less. Borrowing less means you'll pay less in interest over the course of your mortgage. You may also be able to repay it more quickly than if you borrowed a greater percentage of the property value.

Mortgage interest rates rose across the board throughout 2022, so opting for a lower LTV ratio (if you're able to save up a larger deposit) will help you access better interest rates and reduce the amount you'll pay in interest overall.

Lending criteria for 60% mortgages

To be eligible for a 60% LTV mortgage, you will need to save up a deposit of 40%, which is not going to be easy for most buyers to save.

Most people raise the money for a 40% deposit when they've already owned property before, typically from the sale of their home, or savings built up over many years. These mortgages are generally more difficult to get if you're a first-time buyer.

Of course, you'll also need to meet the lender's other criteria, which, in addition to deposit size, often includes:

  • Income - you can typically borrow around 4 to 4.5 times your annual income.

  • Expenditure - lenders will look at your spending habits and outgoings in addition to your income to check you can afford the monthly repayments.

  • Credit history - checking your credit history allows lenders to see if you have a history of managing debt well.

Can I get a 60% mortgage with bad credit?

If you've got bad credit and are looking for a mortgage, having a larger deposit may help encourage some lenders to consider you as this will reduce the risk slightly. However, having a 40% deposit is still not a guarantee that you'll be accepted.

If you've got bad credit, it's worth taking steps to try and improve that (by taking out a credit building card for example) and speaking to a mortgage broker who can help identify lenders who may be willing to consider you.

What types of 60% LTV mortgage rates could I get?

With mortgage deals, there are two main types of mortgage rate you can get – fixed and variable.

Fixed mortgage rates

A fixed mortgage rate means your interest rate (and therefore monthly repayments) will be fixed for the duration of your deal.

Fixed rate deals are often popular as borrowers have peace of mind that their repayments will stay the same for a set period of time, even if interest rates rise. This makes it a good option for those who need to stick to a specific budget.

However, the downside of a fixed rate mortgage is that if mortgage interest rates decrease during your deal, you won't benefit from a reduction in your monthly repayments.

Fixed rate deals typically have higher rates than variable rate mortgage deals, such discount and tracker rates. This is due to the fact that they will remain the same over the deal period, while discounted and tracker rates are subject to change.

Two-year fixed-rate mortgages and five-year fixed-rate mortgages are the most common deal lengths, but you can get longer deals.

How long a deal you should opt for depends on you and your personal circumstances, including how long you expect to stay in the property for and whether you'd like repayments to remain the same for a longer period of time.

Variable rate mortgages

A variable mortgage rate is subject to change during your deal. This means your monthly repayments won't necessarily stay the same - they may increase (or decrease) depending on mortgage interest rate fluctuations.

The main types of variable rates are discounted, tracker and standard variable rate (SVR).

  • Discount mortgage – the interest rate is pegged at a certain level below the lender's SVR. It will rise and fall in line with the SVR.

  • Tracker mortgage – the interest rate is set a specific level above an external financial indicator, often the Bank of England (BofE) base rate. A tracker mortgage rate will rise and fall along with the base rate.

  • SVR – you'll normally go onto your lender's SVR once your initial deal comes to an end. This is often higher than the rate you'll have been paying so it's often worth remortgaging in order to get the best deal, unless you're moving or only have a small amount to pay off on your mortgage.

The main thing to remember with variable rates is that, even though the mortgage rates can appear lower than fixed deals at first glance, your monthly repayments could increase substantially if interest rates rise. Make sure you could afford repayments if this were to happen.

Advantages of 60% mortgages

  • A low LTV ratio generally allows you access to better mortgage rates and deals

  • You'll have borrowed less compared to a higher LTV ratio, meaning you'll pay less in interest overall

  • You're less likely to fall into negative equity compared to if you put down a smaller deposit

Disadvantages of 60% mortgages

  • It can take a while to save up a 40% deposit , so you may be able to purchase a home more quickly with a higher LTV deal

  • You may be better to hold some of your mortgage deposit money back for home renovations or an emergency fund

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In the current market, interest rates are fairly high, so a 60% LTV mortgage is a good option if you're able to raise the 40% deposit. This is because you'll generally get access to better deals than with a higher LTV mortgage
Kellie Steed, Mortgage Content Writer

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Kellie Steed
Kellie has a wealth of content writing experience, however, in 2020 took a vested interest in the mortgage industry, and chose to specialise in this area exclusively. Her personal goal is to author the most comprehensive and helpful online guide available for each mortgage type, as well as every customer need, no matter how niche.

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