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Halifax May Raise Standard Variable Mortgage Rate, BBC Says

March 03, 2012

Halifax Group Ltd (HFX). may raise its standard variable mortgage rate starting May 1 to 3.99 percent because of the higher cost of raising money for mortgages, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.

The bank has written to customers to tell them it is raising the cap rate, the BBC said. The current rate is 3.5 percent, the BBC reported.

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