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Disadvantages of five year fixed rates. Fixed rate mortgages usually have higher interest rates than other types. If interest rates fall elsewhere, you will still be stuck with this higher rate for the full five years. If you change to a cheaper mortgage during the five year term you have to pay early repayment fees, which can be expensive.
A five year fixed rate mortgage is a loan that maintains the same interest rate for the first five years you have it, no matter how much the Bank of England interest rates rise or fall in the market. Once the five years are up, your mortgage will generally transfer onto the lenders standard variable rate unless you move to an alternative mortgage.