Libor mortgage With a variable interest rate, you can benefit when interest rates are falling

When you take out a Libor mortgage, you accept that there can be interest rate fluctuations, but you also benefit if interest rates are low or falling. In comparison to a fixed-rate mortgage, the interest rate for a Libor mortgage is generally lower.

Libor mortgage at a glance



3 years

Interest rate

Interest rate

Fixed for the chosen fixed-rate term (3 or 6 months)



Interest rate fluctuations over the full term

  • Short-term interest rate fluctuations, but generally lower interest than for a fixed-rate mortgage
  • The interest rate follows changes on the money market
  • At the end of each fixed-rate term, it is possible to switch to a fixed-rate mortgage

When is a Libor mortgage the right choice?

The interest rate for a Libor mortgage is adjusted regularly. To make sure that you can still plan ahead securely, you can select the length of time that interest is set for. In other words, you can choose whether the interest rate should be adjusted every three or six months. A Libor mortgage is a good choice if you expect interest rates to remain the same or to fall.

What will happen if Libor isn't there anymore?

The calculation of Libor, which is used as the reference rate for Libor mortgages, is expected to be discontinued at the end of 2021. The money market interest rate SARON (Swiss Average Rate Overnight) has been recommended as the new benchmark in Switzerland.

Wondering what that will mean for your UBS Libor Mortgage, and what the alternatives are? Find out here.

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Expert tip

The interest rate on the Libor mortgage depends on fluctuations on the money market and is adjusted every three or six months. Falling interest rates are of course ideal, but you can protect yourself against rising interest rates by canceling your Libor mortgage and concluding a multi-year UBS Fixed-Rate Mortgage. With UBS, this is possible at the end of each fixed-rate term - meaning every three or six months.

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