The average monthly interest rate offered by U.K. lenders on two-year, fixed-rate mortgages funding 75% of a property's value rose in September to the highest this year, according to data released Friday by the Bank of England.

The average rate was 4.46% last month, up from 4.43% in August and 4.42% in July. The rise pushed the rate to its highest since it was 4.77% last December.

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