Europe’s lending rule like UKIP policy: anti-foreign?

Is the Mortgage Credit Directive a Regulatory-step too far? Two years’ ago I wrote about impending changes to property financing and how lending would be affected by new Continue reading Europe’s lending rule like UKIP policy: anti-foreign?

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Overseas home owner, Polish property buyer, got a Swiss Franc Mortgage?

Some homeowners might have become unnerved by the shock move of the Swiss Central Bank to abandon its policy of pegging the Swiss Franc to the euro with a 1.2 euro cap, which has been in force since 2011.

The original purpose of this policy was to create stability Continue reading Overseas home owner, Polish property buyer, got a Swiss Franc Mortgage?

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Fifty Shades of Finance–Property Investor Mortgages in Europe

This is shaping up to be a key theme for overseas property investors in the short and medium term. The mortgage market is no longer black and white but ‘grey’, no longer sexy, full of Continue reading Fifty Shades of Finance–Property Investor Mortgages in Europe

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European Property Investment: Mortgages-which currency?

A recent class action by British-based Solicitors Maxwell Alves, against Alpha Bank, Cyprus, for the alleged mis-selling of mortgage products denominated in Swiss Francs, has prompted Continue reading European Property Investment: Mortgages-which currency?

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Cyprus Holiday Home owners-affected by financial fiasco?

Cyprus has never been in the press so much. This time not due to property-related news, but to do with how the Cypriot authorities are treating people’s money Continue reading Cyprus Holiday Home owners-affected by financial fiasco?

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Overseas exchange rates-when did they last help you so much?

In light of stumbling progress in the Eurozone, many currencies have strengthened against the Euro, thereby creating stronger buying power in Europe. Sterling has emerged Continue reading Overseas exchange rates-when did they last help you so much?

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Overseas Mortgage Finance-the challenge for 2012

It is emerging that obtaining finance for a mortgage is going to be more difficult to obtain in the future Continue reading Overseas Mortgage Finance-the challenge for 2012

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