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MCOB 7.7 Business loans

1Further advances

  1. (1)

    Where, in relation to a regulated mortgage contract for a business purpose, a customer either:

    1. (a)

      seeks an immediate increase in the borrowing provided under the regulated mortgage contract; or

    2. (b)

      overdraws on the borrowing under the regulated mortgage contract;

    the further advance rules in MCOB 7.6.7 R to MCOB 7.6.17 R do not apply.

  2. (2)

    Where (1) applies, the firm must within five business days provide the customer with either:

    1. (a)

      a business illustration for the new total borrowing; or

    2. (b)

      the following information, in a single communication:

      1. (i)

        the new amount outstanding on the regulated mortgage contract;

      2. (ii)

        details of any changes in the repayment arrangements or interest rate charged as a result of the change;

      3. (iii)

        where there is a new early repayment charge or a change to the existing early repayment charge, the maximum amount payable as an early repayment charge in respect of the regulated mortgage contract; and

      4. (iv)

        details of any charges that apply for changing the regulated mortgage contract.


2Firms are reminded that in accordance with MCOB 1.2.3 R, they should eithercomply in full with MCOB or comply with all tailored provisions in MCOB that relate to business loans. Therefore, a firm may only follow the tailored provisions in MCOB 7.7 if it also follows all other tailored provisions in MCOB.


Where a customer remains in breach, for more than one month, of an agreed borrowing limit or of an obligation to repay where the regulated mortgage contract does not have a regular repayment plan, firms are reminded that MCOB 13 (Arrears and repossessions) applies.


Where a customer applies for a further advance that is a regulated mortgage contract for a business purpose and MCOB 7.7.1 R does not apply:

  1. (1)

    the business illustration must be based upon the total borrowing; and

  2. (2)

    MCOB 7.6.9 R to MCOB 7.6.10 G and MCOB 7.6.12 G do not apply.

1Arrangements to repay capital


Where MCOB 7.6.28 R(5) applies, a firm may omit the final sentence of the required text where it is aware, in the context of an interest-only mortgage, that the customer's intention is not to use a savings plan as a repayment vehicle.



1MCOB 7.4 (Disclosure at the start of the contract) does not apply in relation to a regulated mortgage contract that is for a business purpose.