- September 21, 2010 at 5:29 pm #55866
Anyone got an opinion on these terms I’m being offerred by the bank on a new 2 bed apartment. They feel OK but not sure how typical they are.
–Interest % : 3.50 during 1 year then the Euribor plus 0.75. Reviewed every 6 months
–Mortgage Duration: 25 years
–Overpayment/early repayment charges: 0.50 % in 1st 5 years – then 0.25 %
–Bank receiving charges (for euros) 0 for up 50,000 then 0.2% above that
–Arrangement fee : 0.50%
Interested to hear any thoughts
- September 22, 2010 at 7:54 am #100830
Tell them to forget the Arrangment fee and try to negotiate early payment charges. The rest doesn’t sound too bad.
- September 25, 2010 at 8:53 am #100894
Agree, no arrangement fee and no early payment charges. As part of the negotiation you can say that you will not make an earley settement of the full amount of the loan say before seven years. During the seven year period a mimimum of say 10% repayment of the capital borrowed should be allowed.
- September 25, 2010 at 10:22 am #100898
OK thanks for the suggestions folks. Am going to talk to the bank
- October 9, 2010 at 7:54 am #101066
When I got a mortgage with solbank it was euribor plus .75% then in the small print there was a minimum rate of 4%.
So when I should have been paying 1% I was paying 4%.
- October 9, 2010 at 10:24 am #101069
This is a normal condition that is applied by most banks world wide popularly known as “collar”
- October 9, 2010 at 10:27 am #101070
You would never have been paying 1%. The lowest that a Euribor has been was around 0.65%+/_ add to that the banks margin of 0.75%, it would have been 1.40%. I agree it would not have been 4%.
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