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Our client wanted to buy a property in London. However, because he is a British expat paid in a foreign currency, finding a mortgage was a challenge.
The client’s wife and children currently reside in Sweden, although for work the client is primarily based in another country. He was looking to purchase the property as pied-a-terre for personal use and for their daughter who will be studying in the UK in the next 12 months.
The client receives his salary in a foreign currency which is paid into an offshore account. An additional layer of complexity is that due to the nature of his work he could be anywhere in the world on any given day. These factors made finding a suitable mortgage complicated.
Using our expertise in placing large mortgages and our strong relationships with private banks we were able to find a lender who could offer the client a suitable foreign currency mortgage.
In order to put the client’s case forward successfully to lenders, our first step was to find a country in which to base the client’s application. This was tricky as the client was so mobile. We chose Sweden, where is family lived, as this was his strongest tie; it was also a country preferred by most lenders.
The purchase price of the property was relatively high at £1,050,000. This meant we were able to approach a private bank that would be flexible and take a view on the client’s work and travel itinerary. As a result we successfully secured a British Ex-pat 5 year fixed rate mortgage for the client at the favourable rate of 2.6%.
|Rate:||5 year fixed rate 2.6%|
|APR:||Overall cost for comparison 4.2% APR representative variable|
|Type:||Capital and interest repayment|
|Loan purpose:||Purchase property|
|Lender’s arrangement fee:||1% of loan amount|
|Early repayment charges:||3% in Years 1 & 2, 2% in Years 3 & 4, and 1% in Year 5 of loan amount|
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Overall cost for comparison 4.2% APR representative variable based on 19 years at 2.6%. Lender’s arrangement fee is 1% of the loan amount. The actual rate available will depend on your circumstances. Ask for a personalised illustration.
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