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Standard Variable Rate

The mortgage definition for Standard Variable Rate:

The Standard Variable Rate is the rate which many mortgages revert to after the introductory offer, fixed rate or discount period is over. They are the simplest and most traditional mortgage product with no upper or lower limit on the rate charged, and the bank can raise or lower the rate at their discretion (though usually this is done broadly in line with the base rate).

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Variable interest rate

Variable interest rate
A loan rate that moves up and down based on factors including changes in the rate paid on bank certificates of deposit or Treasury bills.

Variable rate mortgages

Variable rate mortgages
As you would expect from the name, variable mortgage rates go up and down and generally don't stay at the same level for too long. This is because the interest rate and subsequent level of repayment varies with the lender's interest rate. This is usually derived from Bank of England base rate or some other index. One such index is the banks' base rate - an average of the rates of several leading lenders.

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