Interest rates - spot the difference!

29 November 2017
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Currently there is a difference in the standard variable rates of two major lenders of 1.4%.

Interest rates are really important when it comes to long term mortgage value assessment.

A 1.4% extra interest charge on a €200,000 mortgage over 25 years costs a whopping €45,900 in additional interest payments!

Imagine instead if you used this money to invest in a pension scheme and got tax relief of 40% .

Including the tax benefit you would be €64k better off, plus the return this generates in your fund....