It would be the first time that mortgage rates have reached this level since the recession of the 1990s. The warning comes after a leading think tank warned that the Bank of England may have to increase interest rates sharply – to as high as 8 percent – to choke off soaring inflation. Once lenders have added their profit margins, it could push the rates offered to home owners to 12 to 14 percent, according to personal finance website Moneyfacts.- Telegraph
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