Types of property
Finance is available for the purchase of property in Portugal. Stage payments for construction of a property will also be considered.
The Bank will satisfy itself that an applicant is in a financial position to be able to meet the conditions of the loan which will be based on "affordability".
If an applicant is self-employed, an application must be accompanied by audited accounts for the previous three years together with the current year’s management or unaudited accounts, satisfactorily certified by an accountant acceptable to the Bank, together with three years tax returns.
The Bank will usually consider lending up to 65% of the valuation of the property, or purchase price whichever is lower, with a minimum loan of GBP 100,000 or the Euro equivalent thereof.
Loans are available in EUR and GBP. Interest will be charged at a margin over the Bank’s mortgage loan rate applicable to the currency borrowed.
The bank currently has two main mortgage products available
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The security will be either a mortgage over the property or if the property is owned by a company (which the Bank requires to be managed by a specialist management company from it’s approved list) the Bank will require a charge over the shares of the company. The Bank will recommend an assignment over a suitable life policy.
It will also be a condition of the loan that the property is insured for it’s full replacement value and the Bank’s interest noted thereon.
If required, the Bank can effect introductions to it’s Insurance Brokers.
Valuation of property
Approval of any loan application will depend upon the Bank’s valuers providing a favourable report on the property, the cost of which will be borne by the applicant.
Costs associated with the Mortgage:
With each application the Bank will require a processing fee of GBP500 which is non-refundable and includes the cost of valuation.
Upon acceptance by the applicant of the Bank’s Offer a cheque covering the following must be given:
i) The Bank’s arrangement fee of 0.50% of the amount borrowed (minimum GBP 1,000).
ii) The Bank’s legal fee as follows:
• When lending against a mortgage on the property GBP 2,000
• When lending against a charge on the shares of a company GBP 3,500
When a mortgage is registered over the property, mortgage stamp duty, notarial fees and land registration fees will be payable.
Once an application has been approved by the Bank and the terms and conditions have been offered and accepted, all legal documents will be prepared by the Bank’s lawyers with all legal fees to be borne by the applicant.
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Full written quotations are available on request.
Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loans secured on it.
Where a loan is arranged in a foreign currency the sterling equivalent of your liability under a foreign currency mortgage may be increased by exchange rate movements.
Authorised by the Bank of Portugal and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of UK business. The Financial Services Authority does not regulate loans secured on overseas properties.
* This calculator is only an indicator of the monthly payments you could make.
* It is not a quotation.
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