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MCOB 12.4.1RRP
(1) A firm must ensure that any regulated mortgage contract that it enters into does not impose, and cannot be used to impose, a charge or charges 4for a payment shortfall4 on a customer unless the firm is able objectively to justify that the4 charge is equal to or lower than 4a reasonable calculation4 of the cost of the additional administration required as a result of the customer having a payment shortfall4. 14444(2) [deleted]44
When:5(1) a customer has a payment shortfall in respect of a regulated mortgage contract;5(2) a payment is made which is not sufficient to cover all of the amounts that are currently due under that contract and the firm must therefore decide how to allocate the payment; and5(3) as part of that decision, the firm is considering the respective priority to be given to:5(a) the current month’s periodic instalment of capital or interest (or both);5(b) the payment shortfall; and5(c)
5MCOB 12.4.1BR does not preclude a firm applying part or all of a payment received to fees and charges not resulting from the payment shortfall (such as ground rent settled on behalf of the customer).
MCOB 12.4.2GRP
For each type of payment shortfall charge (for example, a monthly arrears management charge), a 4firm may calculate the same level of additional administration costs and payment shortfall charges4 for all regulated mortgage contracts where the customer is in payment shortfall4, rather than performing a calculation 4on the basis of the individual regulated mortgage contract with the particular customer. 444
MCOB 12.4.4RRP
4In calculating the cost of the additional administration required as a result of a customer having a payment shortfall, a firm must not take into account:(1) the following types of costs:(a) funding or capital;(b) general bank charges that are not incurred as a result of a customer having a payment shortfall;(c) unrecovered fees;(d) advertising costs; and(e) regulatory fines;(2) the costs of preparing financial reports for the firm unless there is an objectively justifiable reason
MCOB 12.4.8RRP
4A firm must not impose a charge for a payment shortfall that is calculated as a proportion of the outstanding loan.
(1) 4Where a customer has a payment shortfall in relation to a regulated mortgage contract or home purchase plan, a firm must not attempt to process more than two direct debit requests in any one calendar month.(2) Where a firm’s direct debit request, in respect of a customer who has a payment shortfall on a regulated mortgage contract or home purchase plan, has been refused, on at least one occasion in each of two consecutive months, due to insufficient funds, the firm must:(a)
MCOB 13.4.1RRP
If a customer falls into arrears on a regulated mortgage contract, a firm must as soon as possible, and in any event within 15 business days of becoming aware of that fact, provide the customer with the following in a durable medium:(1) the current MoneyHelper5 information sheet “Problems paying your mortgage”;33(2) a list of the due payments either missed or only paid in part;(3) the total sum of the payment shortfall4;4(4) the charges incurred as a result of the payment shortfall4;4(5)
MCOB 13.4.4RRP
If a customer's account has previously fallen into arrears within the past 12 months (and at that time the customer received the disclosure required by MCOB 13.4.1 R), the arrears have been cleared and the customer's account falls into arrears on a subsequent occasion a firm must either:(1) issue a further disclosure in compliance with MCOB 13.4.1 R; or(2) provide, as soon as possible, and in any event within 15 business days of becoming aware of the further arrears,4 a statement,
MCOB 12.1.4RRP
The payment shortfall4 charges and excessive charges requirements in this chapter1 will continue to apply to a firm after a regulated mortgage contract has come to an end following the sale of a repossessed property. The excessive charges requirements will continue to apply to a firm after a home reversion plan has ended.1 References in this chapter to 'customer' will include references to a former customer as appropriate. 14
MCOB 12.1.5GRP
The FCA will expect a firm to ensure that charges made to a customer arising from the sale of a repossessed property and charges arising in relation to a saleshortfall1 are not excessive and are subject to the same considerations as apply with respect to payment shortfall4 charges under this chapter.14
5The rules in MCOB 12.4 (Payment shortfall charges: regulated mortgage contracts) and MCOB 12.5 (Excessive charges: regulated mortgage contracts, home reversion plans and regulated sale and rent back agreements) apply to:6(1) second charge regulated mortgage contracts entered into before 21 March 2016, in relation to charges imposed on a customer for events occurring on or after 21 March 2016; and6(2) regulated mortgage contracts which are legacy CCA mortgage contracts secured
Different considerations apply when giving advice to a customer with a payment shortfall. For example, the circumstances of the customer may mean that, viewed as a new transaction, a customer should not be advised to enter into a regulated mortgage contract. In those cases, a firm may still be able to give advice to that customer where the regulated mortgage contract concerned is, in the circumstances, a more suitable one than the customer's existing regulated mortgage contra
A firm that enters into a lifetime mortgage1 with a customer where interest payments are required (whether or not they will be collected by deduction from the income from an annuity or other linked investment product) must provide the customer with the following information before the customer makes the first payment under the contract:1(1) the amount of the first payment required;(2) the amount of the subsequent payments;(3) the method by which the payments will be collected
Where thelifetime mortgage1 provides for a lump sum payment to be made to the customer, and all or part of the interest will be rolled up during the life of the mortgage, the firm must provide the customer with the following information before the customer makes the first payment under the contract, or if no payments are required from the customer, within seven days of completion of the mortgage:1(1) if no payments are required from the customer, confirmation that no payments
MCOB 13.5.1RRP
Where an account is in arrears, and the payment shortfall2 or sale shortfall1is attracting charges, a firm must provide the customer with a regular written statement (at least once a quarter) of the payments due, the actual payment shortfall2, the charges incurred and the debt.212
MCOB 13.5.2GRP
(1) For the purpose of MCOB 13.5.1 R, charges that trigger the requirement for regular statements include all charges and fees levied directly as a result of the account falling into arrears. This includes charges such as monthly administrative charges, legal fees and interest. If interest is applied to the amount of the arrears, as it is applied to the rest of the mortgage, a firm need not send a written statement, unless other charges are also being made. If interest is applied
MCOB 14.1.3RRP
Subject to MCOB 14.1.5R and MCOB 14.1.7R: (1) MCD article 3(1)(b) creditors and MCD article 3(1)(b) credit intermediaries must comply with the following provisions in MCOB. These provisions apply with such changes as are necessary to apply them to MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreements and activity undertaken in relation to those agreements (see MCOB 14.1.4G):(a) MCOB 1.2.19G (identifying MCD credit agreements);(b) MCOB 2.3 (inducements);(c) MCOB 2.5A (the customer’s best interests);(d)
If a firm chooses to use the annual statement to provide a customer with a regular written statement in accordance with MCOB 13.5.1 R (Statements of charges), as described in MCOB 13.5.2 G(4), it will need to include the actual payment shortfall5in the annual statement.5
1A payment shortfall is defined in the Handbook as the total sum of periodic payments of capital or interest (or both) that have become due under the terms of a regulated mortgage contract but which, in breach of those terms, remains unpaid. For the purpose of that definition, capital includes any amounts rescheduled over the term of the loan. An amount that has been rescheduled for payment over the remaining term of the mortgage in accordance with the terms of the contract does
MCOB 4.8A does not apply to any variation which is made solely for the purposes of forbearance where the customer has a payment shortfall, or in order to avoid a payment shortfall.
MCOB 1.2.21GRP
(1) 10By virtue of amendments to articles 60B, 60C and 61 of the Regulated Activities Order which came into force on 21 March 2016, certain regulated credit agreements became regulated mortgage contracts (but see the transitional provisions described in (3) below). The provisions of MCOB that apply to these regulated mortgage contracts include:(a) MCOB 7 (Disclosure at start of contract and after sale);(b) MCOB 12 (Charges); and(c) MCOB 13 (Arrears, payment shortfalls and repossessions: