Cyprus banks offer quite loyal terms for obtaining a mortgage to property purchasers.
The collateral to obtain mortgage for property acquisition in Cyprus is the very property to be purchased. To obtain mortgage you are definitely required to submit evidence of your ability to repay it to the banks.
You will have to determine basic parameters of the credit that are provided in the table below:
|Amount of credit||The maximum amount of credit is 50-60% (exact figure depends on the bank's policy and macroeconomic conditions) of contract value of the property. Accordingly a borrower shall pay at least 40-50% of property value out of his/her own funds.|
|Term for credit issuance||
The maximum term for credit issuance is calculated according to the formula “65 or 70 years minus borrower’s age”.
The minimum term usually equals to 10 years.
Advanced credit repayment is possible but it is associated with payment of a penalty
|Credit currency||Besides EUR, credits may be issued in USD or CHF|
Rates are lower for nationals or permanent residents of Cyprus
Credit payments are made on a monthly or quarterly basis.
To obtain a mortgage one is required to have life insurance (for the amount and period of the mortgage credit). The purchased property shall be insured as well.
The normal period within which a bank makes a decision on issuing a credit comprises 1-2 months upon receipt of all the required documents.
The standard set of information requested by a bank to issue a credit for immovable property acquisition in Cyprus includes:
This list is approximate and requires clarification with a bank in this or that specific situation.