GMAC who two years ago withdrew their self certified product from Spain are now writing to existing clients to try and reduce their Spanish mortgage book so they can remove their administration centre from Spain in its entirety. GMAC Spain are offering clients a reduction of 10% of the outstanding capital owed and to cover […]
CAM Bank Spain Sends Out Threatening Letters To Clients In Mortgage Arrears
A number of clients who currently hold CAM bank mortgages and are in arrears have recently received letters in the UK from a lawyer firm telling clients that should they fail to bring the mortgage up to date it is possible CAM Bank may pursue assets in the UK. Whilst clearly the bank has the […]
Spanish Banks Adding Compulsory Products To Mortgage Terms
Increasingly all banks in Spain have been adding compulsory and for them profitable products to their mortgage offers. It is in fact not legal in Spain for the banks to tie clients into products outside buildings insurance and a bank account unless the client gains a rate benefit for doing so. This seems to however […]
Spanish Mortgages: What is going on with the Lloyds Group in Spain?
Over the last few months the Lloyds Spanish group including Banco Halifax Hispania Lloyds TSB es Lloyds international have as part of their integration planning been discussing bringing their Spanish Mortgage criteria’s into line with each other so that whichever arm of the group a client accesses the terms and risk assessment are the same. […]
How to avoid the current poor exchange rates when buying in Spain.
Whilst many bargains exist in Spain low exchange rates are negating some of these benefits. Many cash buyers are torn between accessing property at low purchase prices versus the real cost given current Sterling to Euro rates. Whilst setting up a Spanish euro mortgage to overcome this is one solution many buyers are put off […]
Spanish Mortgage Advice in 2009
Mortgages in Spain annual reviews Many property owners in Spain who have loans have been looking forward to their annual review. Because Euribor rates peaked last year at over 5% and are now 1.41% mortgagees have been expecting their mortgage to rate to drop to around 3% or below. For most people this has been the […]
A Refreshing Change: An Ethical Spanish Property Developer
Whilst many buyers in Spain are currently price and discount focussed when looking for a distressed or discounted property other considerations should be taken into account. If you buy a property that forms part of a large development with many vacant units you may get it at a very good price but what are the […]