HSBC pulls all its mortgage deals for new customers

HSBC has withdrawn all its mortgage deals for new customers after being inundated by applications from borrowers rushing to refinance before rates rise again.

The lender gave borrowers just four hours’ notice yesterday that it was going to withdraw its new business, residential and buy-to-let offers at 5pm.

But it was forced to close applications even earlier, at 3.30pm, after receiving a flood of inquiries. No mortgage products will be available to new customers of HSBC until Monday at the earliest.

Homeowners and buyers have rushed to lock in deals as rates keep increasing amid the ongoing turmoil in the mortgage market.

Banks and building societies have pulled hundreds more home loans in recent weeks, after official figures revealed that inflation had remained higher than expected, at 8.7% in April.

David Hollingworth, of mortgage broker L&C, said: “Lenders are having to make tough decisions because the market is moving so quickly.

“We haven’t seen such a big lender withdraw rates like this in 2023, it is quite radical.

“HSBC was at the top of the buy list because they hadn’t repriced in a whole week. It’s no wonder it was inundated, and it just shows the speed rates are moving at.”

HSBC commented: “To ensure that we can stay within our operational capacity and meet our customer service commitments, we occasionally need to limit the amount of new business we can take each day.”


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  1. northernlandlord

    Watch this space, all the pulled mortgage deals will be replaced by new improved deals (for the lenders that is) in the coming weeks. If landlords had increased rents by the 30% or so that is facing borrowers there would be outcry about greedy “buy to leech” landlords and the Government egged on by Shelter (or is it the other way round?) would probably bring in rent controls and eviction bans to stop people being cruelly exploited and thrown out just because they can’t afford their rent.
    When financial institutions “chuck people out on the street” or cause them extreme financial hardship they are not being greedy or exploitative because it’s “just business” and nobody bats an eye.  Why it is not realised that being a PRS landlord is also “just business”. The PRS does not provide subsidised social housing that is the Governments job. It’s true that many PRS landlords (like me) perhaps do let sentiment get in the way of business, we are not made of stone after all but maybe we are not  doing ourselves any favours, maybe we should all be more ”professional” and hard faced. We would be better off financially but would we be able to sleep at night?    

  2. Superstar

    tenants can only afford what they can afford, your 30PC hike will probably leave you with an empty unit, and zero rent self sabotage


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