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MCOB 13.6.1RRP
A firm must ensure that, whenever a property is repossessed (whether voluntarily or through legal action) and it administers the regulated mortgage contract or home purchase plan1in respect of that property, steps are taken to: (1) market the property for sale as soon as possible; and(2) obtain the best price that might reasonably be paid, taking account of factors such as market conditions as well as the continuing increase in the amount owed by the customer.1
MCOB 13.6.3RRP
A firm must ensure that, as soon as possible after the sale of a repossessed property, if the proceeds of sale are less than the amount due under the regulated mortgage contract or home purchase plan1, the customer is informed in a durable medium of:1(1) the sale shortfall; and(2) where relevant, the fact that the sale shortfall1may be pursued by another company (for example, a mortgage indemnity insurer).1
MCOB 13.6.6RRP
A firm must ensure that, on the sale of a repossessed property, if the proceeds of sale are more than the amount due under the regulated mortgage contract or home purchase plan1, reasonable steps are taken, as soon as possible after the sale, to inform the customer in a durable medium of the surplus and, subject to the rights of any subsequent mortgage or charge holders, to pay it to him.1
MCOB 13.8.1RRP
If a customer falls into arrears, a firm must provide the customer with adequate information about the arrears in a durable medium:(1) as soon as practicable after becoming aware of that fact;(2) at quarterly intervals; and(3) before commencing action for repossession.
MCOB 13.8.2GRP
A firm may want to refer to the provisions on the information to be provided to a mortgage customer in relation to arrears for guidance (see MCOB 13.4 and MCOB 13.5).RepossessionsNote: The rules regarding repossessions apply (see MCOB 13.6).
For the agreements referred to in CONC 4.3.2 R, a firm should consider whether it is necessary or appropriate to provide explanations of the matters in CONC 4.5.3R (2), in particular, a firm should consider highlighting key risks to the borrower including the consequences of missing payments or under-paying, including, where applicable, the risk of repossession of the borrower's property.[Note: section 55A(6) of CCA and paragraph 3.1 of ILG][Note: Until the end of 30 September
(1) Before a P2P agreement is made, the firm must:(a) provide the prospective borrower with an adequate explanation of the matters referred to in (2) in order to place the borrower in a position to assess whether the agreement is adapted to the borrower's needs and financial situation;(b) where the P2P agreement is not a non-commercial agreement, advise the prospective borrower:(i) to consider the information which is required to be disclosed under section 55(1) of the CCA; and(ii)
Before a P2P agreement which is secured on the borrower's home is made, a firm must in a prominent way give the following warning:“YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT”
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
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)
MCOB 14.1.7RRP
The following provisions do not apply to an MCD article 3(1)(b) creditor or MCD article 3(1)(b) credit intermediary where the conditions in CONC 1.2.10R(2)4 are fulfilled: MCOB 7.5 (mortgages: statements) and MCOB 13 (arrears, payment shortfalls and repossessions) (except for MCOB 13.3.1AR to MCOB 13.3.1BG, MCOB 13.3.2AR to MCOB 13.3.8G, and MCOB 13.6.1R to MCOB 13.6.2G, which apply even where those conditions are fulfilled).4
MCOB 13.1.2RRP

Table: This table belongs to MCOB 13.1.1 R

(1) Category of firm

(2) Applicable section

mortgage lender, and a firm that was a mortgage lender before the sale of a repossessed property

MCOB 13.1-MCOB 13.3, except for MCOB 13.3.9 R to MCOB 13.3.11 G1


mortgage administrator, and a firm that was a mortgage administrator before the sale of a repossessed property

whole chapter except for MCOB 13.81

1home purchase provider, and a firm that was a home purchase provider before the sale of a repossessed property

As for a mortgage lender

1home purchase administrator, and a firm that was a home purchase administrator before the sale of a repossessed property

As for a mortgage lender, plus: MCOB 13.6 and MCOB 13.8; and MCOB 13.4 and MCOB 13.5 in accordance with MCOB 13.8

MCOB 13.1.4RRP
The requirements in this chapter1will continue to apply to a firm after a regulated mortgage contract or home purchase plan1has come to an end following the sale of a repossessed property. References in this chapter to "customer" will include references to a former customer as appropriate.1
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 13.4.5RRP
Before commencing action for repossession, a firm must:(1) provide a written update of the information required by MCOB 13.4.1 R(2), (3), (4), (5) and (6);(2) ensure that the customer is informed of the need to contact the local authority to establish whether the customer is eligible for local authority housing after his property is repossessed; and(3) clearly state the action that will be taken with regard to repossession.
3A firm must, when dealing with any customer in payment difficulties: (1) make reasonable efforts to reach an agreement with a customer over the method of repaying any payment shortfall4 or sale shortfall, in the case of the former having regard to the desirability of agreeing with the customer an alternative to taking possession of the property;4(2) liaise, if the customer makes arrangements for this, with a third party source of advice regarding the payment shortfall4 or sale
MCOB 13.3.10GRP
The record referred to in MCOB 13.3.9 R should contain, or provide reference to, matters such as:(1) the date of first communication with the customer after the account was identified as having a payment shortfall;44(2) in relation to correspondence issued to a customer with a payment shortfall4, the name and contact number of the employee dealing with that correspondence, where known;4(3) the basis for issuing tailored information in accordance with MCOB 13.7.1 R in relation
A firm must ensure that advice provided to a customer, whether before the firm has entered into contract with the customer or after, is provided in a durable medium and: (1) makes clear which debts will be included in any debt solution and which debts will be excluded from any debt solution; [Note: paragraph 3.38j of DMG](2) makes clear the actual or potential advantages, disadvantages, costs and risks of each option available to the customer, with any conditions that apply for
(1) The information and advice referred to in CONC 8.3 should be provided in a manner which is clear fair and not misleading to comply with Principle 7 and CONC 3.3.1 R, and should be in plain and intelligible language in accordance with CONC 3.3.2 R. A firm should encourage a customer to read the information and allow sufficient time between providing the information and entering into the contract to enable the customer to seek independent advice if so desired. [Note: paragraphs
(1) In the FCA's view, a customer's interests will include:4(a) protection of the customer's rights under the plan, in particular the right to occupy the property throughout its term;(b) protection of any interest (legal or beneficial) that the customer retains, acquires or is intended to acquire in the property, including the expectation that such interests will be unencumbered by third party interests; 4(c) that, where a customer pays sums under a home purchase plan towards
This chapter applies in relation to:(1) home finance activities;11(1A) to4 the extent specified in MCOB 2.1.2 R, regulated sale and rent back activity;34(2) those activities in MCOB 12 and MCOB 13 that are carried on after a regulated mortgage contract or home purchase plan1 has come to an end following the sale of a repossessed property, and those activities in MCOB 12 that are carried on after a home reversion plan has ended for any reason1; and(3) the communication or approval
2The following may be relied on as tending to show contravention of MCOB 2.5A.1 R (The customer’s best interests):(1) an attempt by the firm to misdescribe the customer's reasons for considering a regulated sale and rent back agreement; or(2) an attempt to encourage a customer to enter into a regulated sale and rent back agreement involving a sale price for his property which is less than its value (as determined by the valuation which is required by MCOB 6.9.2 R, including where
(1) Where a firm makes an offer to a lender to repay a customer's debts on behalf of a customer, the offer should be realistic, sustainable and in accordance with CONC 8.3.2 R should, in particular, have regard to the best interests of the customer. (2) A sustainable offer should enable the customer to meet repayments in full when they are due out of the customer's disposable income for the whole duration of the repayment proposal.(3) Setting the offer should take full account
(1) MCOB 5.7.2 R(1) means that firms do not have to follow the ordering of sections set down in MCOB 5.6, although they may choose to do so.(2) In accordance with MCOB 5.7.2 R(8) an example of an appropriate variation to the risk warning would be:'Your home may be repossessed if you are unable to fulfil the terms of this secured overdraft'.(3) A firm may also choose to include other information beyond that required by MCOB 5.6. However, when adding additional material a firm should
MCOB 12.4.3GRP
Firms are also subject to requirements on information provision and standards relating to arrears and repossessions (see MCOB 13 (Arrears and repossessions)).
Principle 6 requires a firm to pay due regard to the interests of its customers and treat them fairly. Examples of behaviour by or on behalf of a firm which is likely to contravene Principle 6 include:(1) targeting customers with regulated credit agreements which are unsuitable for them, by virtue of their indebtedness, poor credit history, age, health, disability or any other reason;(2) subjecting customers to high-pressure selling, aggressive or oppressive behaviour, or unfair
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.
MCOB 9.4.33RRP
The illustration must include under the heading "Risks - important things you must consider" statements and warnings on the following:(1) a brief statement of the specific circumstances in which the mortgage lender is able to repossess the property;(2) a statement of how the mortgage lender will treat any negative equity arising during the life of the lifetime mortgage7 and at the time the amount borrowed under the lifetime mortgage7 is due to be repaid in full;77(3) a statement