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MCOB 5.6.6RRP
As a minimum the illustration must be personalised to reflect the following requirements of the customer:(1) the specific regulated mortgage contract in which the customer is interested;(2) the amount of the loan required;(3) the price or value of the property on which the regulated mortgage contract would be secured (estimated where necessary);(4) the term of the regulated mortgage contract. If 12the customer is unable to suggest a date at which they expect to repay the loan,
MCOB 5.6.31RRP
Under the section heading 'Overall cost of this mortgage' where the regulated mortgage contract has an agreed term for repayment and a regular payment plan (that is, it is not a revolving credit agreement such as a secured overdraft or mortgage credit card, or a regulated mortgage contract where all of the interest rolls up, such as an open-ended bridging loan9):9(1) the following text must be included in the illustration: 'The overall cost takes into account the payments in Sections
MCOB 5.6.32RRP
Under the section heading 'Overall cost of this mortgage' where the regulated mortgage contract has no agreed term for repayment, (and a 12 month term has been assumed), or no regular payment plan, or both (for example, a revolving credit agreement such as a secured overdraft or mortgage credit card or a regulated mortgage contract where all the interest rolls up such as an open-ended bridging loan9):9(1) the following text must be included in the illustration: 'The overall cost
MCOB 5.6.39RRP
MCOB 5.6.40 R to MCOB 5.6.57 G do not apply to loans without a term or regular payment plan where some or all of the interest rolls up, for example bridging loans9, secured overdrafts or mortgage credit cards. In these cases, MCOB 5.6.134 R to MCOB 5.6.138 G apply.9
MCOB 5.6.58RRP
MCOB 5.6.59 R to MCOB 5.6.65 R do not apply to loans without a term or regular repayment plan where some or all of the interest rolls up, for example, bridging loans9, secured overdrafts or mortgage credit cards. In these cases MCOB 5.6.140 R to MCOB 5.6.145 R apply.9
MCOB 5.6.133RRP
MCOB 5.6.134 R to MCOB 5.6.138 G apply only to loans without a term or regular payment plan where some or all of the interest rolls up, for example bridging loans9, secured overdrafts or mortgage credit cards.9
MCOB 5.6.134RRP
The heading for Section 6 of the illustration and the heading of the column on the right-hand side of this section must state the frequency with which payments must be made by the customer. (For example, if payments were to be made on a monthly basis, the heading for this section would be 'What you will need to pay each month' and the column would be headed 'Monthly payments'). Where no regular payments are required on the regulated mortgage contract, for example where all interest
MCOB 5.6.135RRP
All the payments in Section 6 of the illustration must be calculated based on the frequency used for the purposes of the headings in MCOB 5.6.40 R and must be shown in the column on the right-hand side of this section. If no payments are required, for example on a bridging loan9 or secured overdraft, then this column should be marked on the illustration as nil.9
MCOB 5.6.136RRP
Section 6 of the illustration must contain the following information:(1) the loan amount on which the illustration is based. Where fees are being added to the loan then this figure should include all fees, charges and insurance premiums that have been added to the loan in accordance with MCOB 5.6.18 R(2) and MCOB 5.6.18 R(3), and the following text must follow the loan amount:'and include[s] the fees [and insurance premiums] that are shown in Section 8 [and Section 9] as being
MCOB 5.6.139RRP
MCOB 5.6.140 R to MCOB 5.6.145 R apply only to loans without a term or regular payment plan where some or all of the interest rolls up, for example bridging loans9, secured overdrafts or mortgage credit cards.9
PERG 4.4.1-AGRP
5A contract is not a regulated mortgage contract if it is:(1) a loan to a commercial borrower excluded under PERG 4.4.17 G or PERG 4.4.21 G; or(2) a second charge loan by a credit union excluded under PERG 4.4.24 G; or(3) a second charge bridging loan excluded under PERG 4.4.27 G;66(4) a CBTL credit agreement excluded as described in PERG 4.4.31G.6
PERG 4.4.11GRP
The definition of regulated mortgage contract also covers a variety of types of product. Apart from the normal mortgage loan for the purchase of property, the definition also includes other types of secured loan, such as secured overdraft facility, a bridging loan (although bridging loans described in PERG 4.4.27 G are not regulated mortgage contracts)5,4 a secured credit card facility and regulated lifetime mortgage contracts under which the borrower (usually an older person)
PERG 4.4.28GRP
5The Regulated Activities Order refers to this as a “limited payment second charge bridging loan”.
PERG 4.4.28AGRP
8A contract is excluded from the definition of regulated mortgage contract if, at the time is entered into, it meets the following conditions:(1) it is a bridging loan described in PERG 4.13.6G;(2) it is secured by an equitable mortgage on land; and(3) it is an exempt agreement within the meaning of article 60B(3) (regulated credit agreements) of the Regulated Activities Order by virtue of article 60E(2): in summary, the lender is a local authority, or the agreement is specified
PERG 4.4.28BGRP
8The Regulated Activities Order refers to such a contract as an ‘exempt equitable mortgage bridging loan’.
PERG 4.4.28CGRP
8A contract is excluded from the definition of regulated mortgage contract if, at the time is entered into, it meets the following conditions:(1) it provides for credit to be granted by a ‘housing authority’ within the meaning of article 60E of the Regulated Activities Order. The definition in article 60E includes housing associations registered under the relevant housing legislation (see PERG 2.7.19FAG);(2) if entered into on or after 21 March 2016:(a) it is an agreement of a
MCOB 11.6.1GRP
(1) This section sets out rules and guidance for lenders and providers under regulated mortgage contracts and home purchase plans, in relation to the assessment of affordability for the customer of these contracts. Firms have the option of applying certain of the rules and guidance on a modified basis in relation to regulated mortgage contracts and home purchase plans which are solely for a business purpose or are with high net worth mortgage customers. This section also contains
MCOB 11.6.49RRP
(1) This rule applies in relation to all interest-only mortgages which a mortgage lenderenters into on or after 26 April 2014 except:(a) lifetime mortgages7;(aa) retirement interest-only mortgages;7(b) bridging loans; and(c) any other case where the repayment of capital borrowed and, if applicable, interest accrued, is certain.(2) Except as set out in (3), a mortgage lender must carry out a review (as a minimum, once) during the term of the mortgage, in which contact is made with
MCOB 11.6.53ERP
For a bridging loan which is an interest-only mortgage, acceptance by a mortgage lender as a repayment strategy for the purposes of MCOB 11.6.41R (1) of an expectation that, by entering into the bridging loan, the customer's credit status will be sufficiently improved to enable him to refinance to a longer-term regulated mortgage contract (except where the mortgage lender has evidence of a guaranteed offer for such a longer-term contract) may be relied upon as tending to show
MCOB 11.6.54GRP
For a bridging loan which is an interest-only mortgage, in complying with MCOB 11.6.41R (1):(1) where the customer'srepayment strategy is the sale of his existing home, the mortgage lender may wish to consider asking for it to be supported by an independent valuation of that property, as a condition of accepting that repayment strategy; and (2) where the customer'srepayment strategy is the replacement of the bridging loan with a mainstream regulated mortgage contract, the mortgage
MCOB 11.6.55RRP
Except in relation to a secured overdraft which is solely for a business purpose or is with a high net worth mortgage customer:(1) when considering extending the term of a bridging loan, a mortgage lender must comply with MCOB 11.6.2 R as if the bridging loan were a new loan;(2) where MCOB 11.6.2 R does not apply in relation to extending the term of a bridging loan (because the bridging loan is an interest roll-up mortgage, and therefore MCOB 11.6.57 R applies), the mortgage lender
MCOB 11.6.56GRP
Firms are reminded that, when extending the term of a bridging loan to which MCOB 11.6.55 R does not apply, in accordance with MCOB 2.5A.1 R, they must act honestly, fairly and professionally in accordance with the best interests of their customer.
MCOB 11.6.58RRP
A mortgage lender may not enter into an interest roll-up mortgage, or vary an existing regulated mortgage contract so that it becomes an interest roll-up mortgage, unless it is:(1) a lifetime mortgage; or(2) a bridging loan; or(3) a loan to a high net worth mortgage customer; or(4) a loan solely for business purposes; or3(5) a shared equity credit agreement.3
MCOB 11.6.60RRP
(1) A firm must make, in paper or electronic form, an adequate record of the steps it takes to comply with the rules in this chapter in relation to each customer.(2) The record in (1) must include the information taken into account in each affordability assessment, so that it is possible to understand from the record the basis of the mortgage lender's or home purchase provider's lending or financing decision, including (except as provided in MCOB 11.6.32R (3) and MCOB 11.6.39R
MCOB 4.7A.12RRP
Where a firm has identified a bridging loan as appropriate for a customer, the firm must ensure that the customer is aware that he will have to demonstrate to themortgage lender that he has a clearly understood and credible repayment strategy in place.
MCOB 4.7A.13RRP
Where a firm is considering giving advice to a customer to enter into a bridging loan, the reasonable steps in MCOB 4.7A.2 R include considering why it is not appropriate for the customer to take out a regulated mortgage contract which is not a bridging loan.
MCOB 4.7A.14ERP
If a firmadvises a customer to enter into a regulated mortgage contract with a term of a particular length so that MCOB 4.7A.11 R to MCOB 4.7A.13 R do not apply because the regulated mortgage contract does not fall within the definition of a bridging loan, that advice may be relied on as tending to show contravention of MCOB 2.5A.1 R (The customer’s best interests).
PERG 4.13.5GRP
3Exempted regulated mortgage contractsType of regulated mortgage contractExplanationExempted under article 3(2) of the Mortgage Credit DirectiveSee PERG 4.10A.5G (1) to PERG 4.10A.5G (6)Bridging loanSee PERG 4.13.6 GRestricted public loanSee PERG 4.13.7 G
PERG 4.13.6GRP
3A bridging loan is exempt if it meets the following conditions:(1) it is:(a) either of no fixed duration; or(b) is due to be repaid within 12 months; and(2) the borrower is:(a) an individual; and(b) acting for purposes which are outside their trade, business or profession; and(3) the loan is used by the borrower as a temporary financing solution while transitioning to another financial arrangement for the land.
CONC 11.1.2RRP
(1) For a credit agreement there is no right to cancel under CONC 11.1.1 R, unless (2) or (3) applies, in respect of:(a) a regulated consumer credit agreement (within the meaning of that section) to which section 66A (right to withdraw) of the CCA applies;(b) a credit agreement under which a lender provides credit to a consumer and where the consumer's obligation to repay is secured by a legal mortgage on land;(c) a credit agreement cancelled under regulation 15(1) of the Consumer
CONC 11.1.3GRP
Section 66A of the CCA (right to withdraw) does not apply to an agreement for credit exceeding £60,260 (unless the agreement is a residential renovation agreement)2, an agreement secured on land, a restricted-use credit agreement to finance the purchase of land or an agreement for a bridging loan in connection with the purchase of land. Section 67 of the CCA (cancellable agreements) applies to regulated credit agreements (apart from agreements secured on land, restricted-use credit
MCOB 11.5.1GRP
(1) This chapter requires a firm to treat customers fairly by assessing, before deciding to:(a) enter into a regulated mortgage contract or home purchase plan; or(b) vary a regulated mortgage contract or home purchase plan;whether the customer will be able to repay the sums borrowed and interest (in the case of a regulated mortgage contract) or pay the sums due (in the case of a home purchase plan).(2) This chapter aims to ensure that customers are not exploited by firms that
MCOB 4.4A.3GRP
(1) A firm that only offers products from one part of a relevant market (for example, just bridging loans) should not disclose its service as unlimited.(2) When considering whether there are any limitations in its product range across the relevant market, a firm need not take account of the existence of exclusive deals which a mortgage lender offers to be sold by one or a limited number of mortgage intermediaries only (and not generally by mortgage intermediaries across the relevant
MCOB 4.4A.6GRP
The disclosure required by MCOB 4.4A.1R (1), MCOB 4.4A.2R and MCOB 4.4A.4R(1) about limitations in product range and direct deals should be expressed in simple, clear terms. A firm may wish to consider using a sentence appropriate to the circumstances, along the following lines:• “We are not limited in the range of mortgages we will consider for you.”• “We offer a comprehensive range of mortgages from across the market, but not deals that you can only obtain by going direct to
PERG 4.10.10GRP
1There are exclusions that apply, in relation to each of the regulated mortgage activities and to advising on regulated credit agreements for the acquisition of land,5 if the person carrying on the activity is a local authority or a wholly owned subsidiary of a local authority. They can be found in article 72G of the Regulated Activities Order, but only apply where:53(a) the relevant agreement was entered into before 21 March 2016; or5(b) the relevant agreement is entered into
MCOB 10A.3.1RRP
(1) If an MCD regulated mortgage contract gives the consumerfreedom of drawdown, the total amount of credit must be deemed to be drawn down immediately and in full.(2) If an MCD regulated mortgage contract provides different ways of drawdown with different charges or borrowing rates, the total amount of credit must be deemed to be drawn down at the highest charge and borrowing rate applied to the most common drawdown mechanism for that type of MCD regulated mortgage contract.(3)
MCOB 1.2.18RRP
8A firm that makes the election in MCOB 1.2.16 R to treat an MCD exempt bridging loan as if it were an MCD regulated mortgage contract must calculate the APRC for the MCD exempt bridging loan by applying the following additional assumptions:(1) the total amount of credit must be deemed to be drawn down in full and for the duration of the MCD exempt bridging loan; and (2) if the duration of the MCD exempt bridging loan is not known, the APRC must be calculated on the assumption
PERG 4.10B.21GRP
A contract is excluded from the definition of regulated mortgage contract if, at the time it is entered into, it meets the following conditions:(1) it is a consumer buy-to-let mortgage contract within the meaning of the MCD Order (see PERG 4.10B.10G for an explanation of what this means); and(2) it is either:(a) of a kind to which the Mortgage Credit Directive does not apply by virtue of the exclusions summarised in PERG 4.10A.5G(1) to (8); or(b) a bridging loan (see PERG 4.
PERG 4.10A.5GRP
(1) This paragraph lists the regulated mortgage contracts outside the MCD.(2) MCD exempt lifetime mortgages are excluded from the Mortgage Credit Directive. These are regulated mortgage contracts or article 3(1)(b) credit agreements where the creditor:(a) contributes a lump sum, periodic payments or other forms of credit disbursement; (b) contributes the sums in (a) in return for a sum deriving from the future sale of a residential property or a right relating to residential property;
PERG 2.7.19IGRP
15A credit agreement is also an exempt agreement17 in the following cases:(1) if it is a borrower-lender agreement, the lender is a credit union and the rate of the total charge for credit (see CONC App 1) does not exceed 42.6 per cent provided that:33(a) the agreement is not an MCD regulated mortgage contract or an article 3(1)(b) credit agreement; or33(b) the agreement is an MCD regulated mortgage contract or an article 3(1)(b) credit agreement but:33(i) the agreement is of
PERG 2.6.27GRP
In accordance with article 61(3)(a) of the Regulated Activities Order, a regulated mortgage contract is a contract which, at the time it is entered into, satisfies the following conditions:(1) the contract is one where the lender provides credit to an individual or trustees (the "borrower");(2) the obligation of the borrower to repay is secured by a mortgage on land in the EEA;12 and12(3) at least 40% of that land is used, or is intended to be used, as or in connection with a
PERG 2.9.24GRP
(1) 12Subject to (2), (3) and (4),15 the exclusions apply, in relation to any activity carried on by a local authority.15(2) The exclusion relating to the regulated activities of:(a) dealing in investments as agents;(b) arranging (bringing about) deals in investments;(c) making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments;(d) assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance; and(e) advising on investments;applies to any activity carried on