Avant Money turned 1 year old, and in that time they changed everything.

Avant Money is part of the Bankinter group and they have been in the market for just one year and in that time they have been transformational in terms of what they have achieved in the current landscape.

To begin with they came in and offered the lowest rates we have ever had since the days of tracker mortgages, their fixed rates were also available for longer durations at these low rates than the other leading rates of the day. After that they brought out a suite of fixed rates which were also at the forefront of the market.

As a lender who distributes exclusively through brokers this is wonderful in our view as it drives people towards independent financial advice and greater selection. We can’t wait to see what Avant Money has coming down the line in year two!

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Myths about Mortgage that you Should be Aware of

 

Many people often consider mortgages as a complex and difficult matter. There are also some myths that people share. These myths leave most people worried about how the mortgage will affect them. After application, some people are mostly stressed by the repayment process. This perception and the reluctance to talk about them indicate that some people could be missing out on the benefits of mortgages. 

When it comes to your finances, knowledge is very important. Therefore, if you are thinking about getting a mortgage in the future, or have one at the moment, never fear to ask questions and always do research. These are three mortgage myths that you need to be aware of. 

A mortgage payment holiday or break will cost you nothing A payment holiday is when the financial institution suspends the payments of your mortgage for a given time. The payment and the interest are then moved to the mortgage’s balance. For most people, this means that at the end of the break, the payments they make on a monthly basis will increase. Therefore, always ensure …

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New Green mortgage offering one of Ireland’s lowest rates

AIB’s mortgage subsidiary Haven has launched a new, four-year, fixed rate green mortgage with one of the lowest rates currently available on the market.

Haven is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AIB which focuses solely on mortgage distribution through brokers. They offer a broad selection of fixed and variable rate mortgages to customers including first time buyers, movers, switchers, and investors.

The mortgage has a rate of 2.15 percent, and applies to both new and existing customers with a Building Energy Rating (BER) of between A1 and B3. The BER cert must also be less than 10 years old in order to be eligible. All new builds are expected to qualify for the low rate, and existing customers who remodel their home to meet the BER requirements will also qualify.

According to AIB, this low rate could result in substantial savings for the average customer. The lender reports that the new rate allows customers of a 25 year, €300,000 mortgage to save €155 monthly. This equates to a savings of €1,800 per year over the lifetime of the loan, when compared …

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What Types of Mortgages are Available in Ireland?

A mortgage is a type of debt that is secured by real estate. In default payments, the borrower is responsible for repaying the debt. The primary reason for obtaining a mortgage is to purchase a property that cannot be paid in total upfront for an individual in Ireland who cannot afford to pay in cash. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that financing a mortgage in the modern era of the economic downturn may be more complex and complicated than previously anticipated. In addition to limiting the guidelines, creditors and lending companies appear to pick and choose which people’s lives will improve.

Types Mortgages Available in Ireland

Fixed-Rate Mortgage: It is a type of mortgage with a fixed rate for the loan duration, allowing buyers to estimate the cost of a large purchase while making smaller, more predictable payments over time. Reverse Mortgage: It is a type of mortgage loan that allows the borrower to access the property’s unencumbered value through residential property. Typically, older homeowners are targeted for these loans, which do not require monthly mortgage payments. A reverse …

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The Advantages of Applying for Mortgage Online in Ireland

To a big number of people especially first time home buyers, mortgage application seems to be a difficult task that calls for the assistance of an in-person mortgage broker. However, it does not have to be! These advantages of online mortgage application are so much that you need to consider it as an option whenever you think about getting a mortgage.

Many people are applying for mortgage online

In Ireland, an increasing number of people are using the internet to apply for mortgage now more than ever before. In a recent report, an Irish banking survey indicated that over 40 percent of people use various digital platforms to apply for mortgage because of the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced people to practice social distancing and adhere to lockdown restrictions. This number is expected to increase as the number has forced many individuals to be more comfortable and familiar with technology to complete various tasks. Additionally, as millennials get older and begin to look for property, they will definitely look to save costs and ease of use when applying …

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Myths Associated with Acquiring Mortgages in Ireland Debunked

Purchasing a house can be both thrilling and terrifying for many people. We’ve all encountered the myths and tales about what you should or should not do while buying a house. But don’t be put off by these mortgage misconceptions. I have debunked two of the most popular ones for you below.

First, the most obvious myths that people hold is that they are unable or rather cannot afford to buy a home. The truth is, if you can afford to make rental payments on a monthly basis, you might be able to purchase a home as well through monthly mortgage payment. Speak with a competent mortgage provider to see how much mortgage you can afford. You can receive a pre-qualification, which is a fast, non-binding assessment of how much cash you might possibly borrow. A mortgage pre-approval may be available from some lenders. Pre-approval, unlike pre-qualification, implies you’ve provided verification of your loan, income, and savings. You know how much you can borrow once you’ve been pre-qualified or pre-approved.

Secondly, a myth that most people have is the idea that …

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Should you go to a broker or a bank?

First of all, a broker works with numerous banks or other lending organizations and can locate the best prices and conditions for you. Consider a broker as the intermediary between you and possible lenders and banking companies. A bank is, of course, an institution-specific direct lender. Many householders are looking for the best rates for loans. From 8 to 30 years, you’ll be stuck with your mortgage. Therefore you want a monthly payment that’s convenient to you.There are a few benefits to utilizing a mortgage broker, such as access to an extensive range of lenders; because brokers have access to a large number of direct lenders, they can shop and match your circumstances. They are like a personal tour guide who selects the finest airlines, hotels, and car rental businesses to get the most incredible bargain for you. You have your back, and they’re going to work together to make it work. A broker also saves you long-term time. As only one application must be submitted in full instead of only one application for each bank or lender alone, …

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Is switching mortgage providers a good idea in Ireland?

The Central Bank of Ireland claims that switching mortgages saves “significant money,” and that more and more Irish borrowers are cautiously but steadily taking advantage. Thus, consumers with higher mortgage rates have a better chance of saving money by switching their mortgage plans. Customers eventually pay less for loans than switching over time. Switching providers may be intimidating, particularly when it comes to your most significant monthly expense. After that, there is all the paperwork and small printing. There are still significant legal fees associated with transferring. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably put off by the idea of “legal fees,” expecting that they’re usually fabulous and feeling uneasy about the prospect of spending a lot of money without knowing what you’re getting into. It becomes easier to estimate the total cost by looking at the legal charges spent by the mortgage plans in more detail.

An applicant must be hired to manage the processing, papers, and interaction while switching mortgage providers. Fortunately, the solicitor’s charges and work when switching are around half of what it takes to …

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What does it mean if your mortgage is in arrears?

The mortgage on your house or apartment is one of the biggest and most important financial commitments that most people have. If you fall behind on these payments, it could put you in a very difficult  place financially. When you miss mortgage payments, you may fall into what’s known as mortgage arrears. If you fall into arrears, your lender may eventually repossess your home. This is why it’s important to contact your lenders Arrears Support Unit as soon as you fall into arrears, or even pre-arrears. However, repossession is a last resort for your lender, as they generally want you to make all your payments on time. This is why, before they repossess your home, your lender is required to offer a Mortgage Arrears Resolution Process (MARP), per central bank guidelines. Under the MARP, your lender will offer a variety of solutions to help you pay back what you owe, in addition to paying back the amount in arrears in full.

If you enter the MARP, your lender will first conduct an assessment of your financial situation and your ability …

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