The headline should really read…
“Lloyds Bank offers 100% mortgages to rich families”…
However, Lloyds bank’s new “Lend a Hand” mortgage is different to those available a decade ago. Buyers will not need to provide a deposit for their home but instead a relative puts 10 per cent of the loan value in a savings account with Lloyds.
Mortages can be for a maximum of £500,000 for up to 30 years while the savings are secured for three years and pay a rate of 2.5 per cent.
@nickh at lease you have fleshed out the real way the article should be headed.
2.5% isn’t a bad rate to be honest.
I think the rate is fine - It’s the condition of the rate that would be an issue to myself (and I imagine, many others).
Taking the full 500K, a family member would have to put £50,000 aside for three years.
If you can afford that, then it looks a decent deal - But again, it very much benefits the people who already have a large amount of cash available to them.
Sounds similar to the Barclays Family Springboard mortgage which they’ve had a couple of years. (at least)
My first mortgage in 1985 was 100%, all done & paid up now.