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Regulatory Protection for Consumers and Buy to Lets

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Regulatory Protection for Consumers and BTL

To understand the level of regulatory protection you get, you need to establish a few things. First of all, find out whether the mortgage you are proposing to take out is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A regulated mortgage gives you much more protection. Firstly, in how it is sold. Secondly, in your ability to complain if it is not sold correctly.


What you should expect…


Your broker will normally inform you at the outset. However, in the case of regulated mortgages, it is mandatory for your broker to explain the scope of their service beforehand. This includes the types of products offered, the likely fees involved and information about complaints. Also, information on how they are regulated.

When getting a regulated mortgage, your broker should give you full advice on mortgages that are best for your circumstances and needs. This means carrying out a detailed fact find and only offering products which the broker deems suitable. You should be able to rely on this advice, provided you have given accurate information. If you have a material complaint which the broker won’t resolve, you can refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Scheme.


Is my mortgage regulated?

Regulated mortgages are aimed at consumers who may not be experienced in taking finance of this nature. The following are examples of mortgages which are typically regulated. They should be offered on a fully advised basis:

  • mortgage secured on your main residence taken out by the homeowners in their personal names.
  • A mortgage taken out on a buy to let property where the property is or will be occupied by family members.

Borrowers taking out regulated mortgages enjoy a higher level of protection.


Is my mortgage non-regulated?

Non-regulated mortgages usually have some business or commercial element. It could depend on the type of property being offered as security, who is borrowing the money (perhaps a company) and the purpose of the mortgage. The mortgage may be offered on a non-advised basis. It’s faster and gives businesses the options to do as they please. The broker will ordinarily offer products which closely match the requirements. Or, given the circumstances and relevant information, it allows borrowers to decide which they feel is suitable for themselves.

Borrowers taking out a non-regulated mortgage on a non advised basis are taking more responsibility to ensure the product meets their needs.

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    Promise Money is a broker not a lender. Therefore we offer lenders representing the whole of market for mortgages, secured loans, bridging finance, commercial mortgages and development finance. These loans are secured on property and subject to the borrowers status.

    More than 50% of borrowers receive offers better than our representative examples

    The %APR rate you will be offered is dependent on your personal circumstances.

    Mortgages and Remortgages

    Representative example

    Borrow £270,000 over 300 months at 7.1% APRC representative at a fixed rate of 4.79% for 60 months at £1,539.39 per month and thereafter 240 instalments of £2050.55 at 8.49% or the lender’s current variable rate at the time. The total charge for credit is £317,807.66 which includes £2,500 advice / processing fees and £125 application fee. Total repayable £587,807.66

    Secured / Second Charge Loans

    Representative example

    Borrow £62,000 over 180 months at 9.9% APRC representative at a fixed rate of 7.85% for 60 months at £622.09 per month and thereafter 120 instalments of £667.54 at 9.49% or the lender’s current variable rate at the time. The total charge for credit is £55,730.20 which includes £2,660 advice / processing fees and £125 application fee. Total repayable £117,730.20

    Unsecured Loans

    Representative example

    Annual Interest Rate (fixed) is 49.7% p.a. with a Representative 49.7% APR, based on borrowing £5,000 and repaying this over 36 monthly repayments. Monthly repayment is £243.57 with a total amount repayable of £8,768.52 which includes the total interest repayable of £3,768.52.


    THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE SECURING OTHER DEBTS AGAINST YOUR HOME

    REPAYING YOUR DEBTS OVER A LONGER PERIOD CAN REDUCE YOUR PAYMENTS BUT COULD INCREASE THE TOTAL INTEREST YOU PAY. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT.


    Promise Money is a trading style of Promise Solutions Ltd – Company number 04822774
    Promise Solutions, Fullard House, Neachells Lane, Wolverhampton, WV11 3QG

    Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – Number 681423
    The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate some forms of commercial / buy-to-let mortgages

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