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Mortgage prices and rates in Poland

brazilii 8 | 97  
6 Jun 2008 /  #1
Does anyone know the average mortgage price in Poland? I`m paying 7% and was told it`is way too much.
andy b 4 | 156  
9 Jun 2008 /  #2
Well, it depends which currency the mortgage is in....

In Poland, most banks will give you the choice of denominating the mortgage in a range of different currencies, all with different interest rates.

Most mortgages are variable and based on a LIBOR 3mth interbank rate (or EURIBOR, WIBOR for złoty):

Currently, here are the base rates for the different currencies:
PLN 6.57% (Polish zloty)
EUR 4.85% (Euro)
USD 2.68% (US dollars)
GBP 5.86% (British Pounds)
CHF 2.77% (Swiss Francs).

To this, the bank offering the mortgage will add it's margin.
A competitive margin in Poland will be around 1%, an uncompetitive margin will be up to 3-4%.

So the question is, how much is the margin on your mortgage, and that will tell you if you are paying too much...
OP brazilii 8 | 97  
24 Jun 2008 /  #3
Thank you!
Tamara 9 | 202  
24 Jun 2008 /  #4
Related question - my husband was born in Poland but doesn't live there, I am an American citizen. Can we get a mortgage for purchasing an apartment in Poland for rental purposes?
andy b 4 | 156  
24 Jun 2008 /  #5
The answer is yes. Whilst it can be a benefit for non-resident mortgage applicants to have Polish citizenship/passport, it is not the most important factor. What matters most is the applicants' financial position - size of salary, liabilities etc.
Tamara 9 | 202  
24 Jun 2008 /  #6
Thank you.
vndunne 43 | 279  
18 Jul 2008 /  #7
Merged: Mortgage Interest Rates in Poland - Best Options

Hi. i have just come back from a mortgage broker and was surprised to see some of the mortgage interest rates given. And it was not a good surprise. Loan in Eur was coming in at over 8 % and loan in CHf coming in at over 6 %.

Can anyone tell me if this is normal for poland. I am especially surprised at the EUR as you can get EUR interest rates of about 5.85 % in ireland so i am not sure where the extra 2 per cent is coming in. Any recommendations on good interest rates welcome...
18 Jul 2008 /  #8
the first one is in PLN
Bank Rata Prowizja RRSO
DomBank 2 068,96 zł 1,50% 7,78%
Pekao 2 099,70 zł 0,00% 7,87%
ING Bank Śląski 2 120,29 zł 0,00% 7,90%
Fortis Bank 2 130,61 zł 0,00% 8,02%
Bank Zachodni WBK 2 130,61 zł 0,50% 8,02%
BOŚ 2 109,98 zł 1,50% 8,07%
Bank BGŻ 2 109,98 zł 1,20% 8,08%
Kredyt Bank 2 109,98 zł 1,35% 8,08%
Nordea Bank 2 109,98 zł 1,50% 8,09%
Santander Consumer Bank 2 140,95 zł 1,50% 8,20%

Kredyt we frankach szwajcarskich

Banku Rata Prowizja RRSO
ING Bank Śląski 1 477,61 zł 0,80% 4,09%
Deutsche Bank PBC 1 460,67 zł 2,00% 4,09%
mBank 1 456,29 zł 0,00% 4,30%
Polbank EFG 1 528,47 zł 1,50% 4,35%
Bank BGŻ 1 514,36 zł 1,20% 4,37%
MultiBank 1 501,16 zł 1,50% 4,45%
Millennium 1 514,47 zł 0,00% 4,45%
GE Money Bank 1 519,89 zł 2,90% 4,46%
DomBank 1 580,81 zł 1,50% 4,46%
Bank Zachodni WBK 1 560,77 zł 0,50% 4,49%

Kredyt w euro

Bank Rata Prowizja RRSO
Deutsche Bank PBC 1 871,67 zł 2,00% 6,39%
Millennium 1 912,47 zł 0,00% 6,65%
MultiBank 1 882,22 zł 1,50% 6,66%
Bank Zachodni WBK 1 967,58 zł 0,50% 6,72%
GE Money Bank 1 931,27 zł 2,90% 6,74%
Raiffeisen Bank 1 991,35 zł 1,80% 6,80%
Bank BGŻ 1 972,98 zł 1,20% 6,88%
Nordea Bank 1 962,42 zł 1,50% 6,98%
mBank 1 953,00 zł 0,00% 7,03%
PKO BP 2 015,02 zł 1,80% 7,14%

Kredyt w dolarach

Bank Rata Prowizja RRSO
MultiBank 1 470,44 zł 1,50% 4,34%
Millennium 1 497,28 zł 0,00% 4,44%
GE Money Bank 1 514,99 zł 2,90% 4,44%
Bank Zachodni WBK 1 544,86 zł 0,50% 4,48%
Raiffeisen Bank 1 561,25 zł 1,80% 4,49%
Nordea Bank 1 557,52 zł 1,50% 4,67%
mBank 1 533,52 zł 0,00% 4,79%
BOŚ 1 603,13 zł 1,50% 4,90%
Bank BGŻ 1 642,42 zł 1,20% 5,10%
DomBank 1 702,86 zł 1,50% 5,13%
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6139  
18 Jul 2008 /  #9
Mortgage Interest Rates - Best Options

Take WIBOR/LIBOR (~6.7% for PLN, ~3% for CHF, ~5% for EUR) and add to that 0.5-1% for PLN and 1-1.5% for foreign currencies... anything else is rip off...

a mortgage broker

They are not really brokers but rather agents... so they usually offer those of banks, which pays them better cash... also It's better to go directly to the bank...
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
19 Jul 2008 /  #10
The credit market has become crazy for foreigners in Poland. To get a mortgage loan you need at least 40% own capital. You have to show your last six pay slips and there is a special risk factor for you what makes the interest rate higher. It prolongs your pay off period. On the one hand the rise of the zloty has to do with the good economy situation in Poland, but on the other hand it is policy to fight against the inflation. In my opinion it is a small bubble ready to be pricked.
kneehawk 1 | 47  
19 Jul 2008 /  #11
I have just had a number of mortgage applications accepted by Metrobank (a subsidiary of Noble ).Loan to value or in reality loan to cost price 90-10.Interest only period 5 years .CHF base.6.6% until registered in loan book( 1-3 months )then 5.6%.Have to pay a one off higher lending charge ,but would not pay this if i put down 25% deposit.From a buy to let perspective the figures stack up and i will be in a positive cash flow situation,i am not unhappy.I have also been able to leverage 10% (put down 20% deposits originally).I use a broker who i am very happy with ,it saves a lot of time and hassle for reasonable cost.
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431  
20 Jul 2008 /  #12
Any recommendations on good interest rates welcome..

Be Careful guys, don't take a mortgage if it is not with a FIXED RATE because you could easily encounter negative equity .

Who is trusting banks nowadays?
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
21 Jul 2008 /  #13
Latest News: The zloty is under pressure. Polish experts fear that an ongoing revaluation of the zloty has bad impacts on Polish exports. It will also have an impact on bank policy. Poland is threatened by stagflation, so banks will have to ease credit conditions as well as mortgage rates. Of course, fixed rates!

If anyone has read the newspapers during the last weeks, he will have observed that nearly every day a new analysis was given by the so-called experts. I know that I know nothing, but I do it, provided, people do exactly that what they don't know. I hate experts.
22 Jul 2008 /  #14
i am mortgage broker and i am first time on this forum and i am really surprised that you are talking about the loans in metro bank or dombank. these bank are the most expensive banks in poland. in Metro bank your margin is 2,95% and this give you 6,66% with bridging insurance when your investment is off-plan.

instead of margin 2,95% i can offer 1,4% or lower. instead of 5% redemption charge i can offer at least 3% and in some bank it is 1,5%. sounds good??

there is one advantage of metro bank that is flexible but nothing more. i ma really shock when somebody who have full time employment is going to metro.

if you need any assistance please contact me.
vndunne 43 | 279  
22 Jul 2008 /  #15
Thanks for all that information. I will look and digest it. i suspected that i was getting quoted very high rates. I am living and working in poland.

Rednet..i might drop you an email to see what you can offer.

Miranda, Many thanks for those figures.
kneehawk 1 | 47  
22 Jul 2008 /  #16
Hi Daniel,
The situation you are painting is not so straightforward.As i have already mentioned,the rate with Metrobank drops to 5.6% within a short period of time.The percentages you quote are accurate if you are employed,but never in a million years will you get those rates if you are self-employed.Metrobank is the only bank that i am aware that offers a 5 year interest only period ,although it is possible that Raiffeison may also do this but at present i am not sure.The redemption charges are of little consequence since the CGT that you would pay if you sold up without reinvesting within 5 years and any additional charges incured on remortgaging make the 5 year interest only term worth its weight in gold ,and that excludes the increased yield you would make compared to a repayment mortgage.

My final comment is that i regularly trawl the property secrets forum and the comments i have read regarding the rednet group of companies ,do not fill me with confidence.
vndunne 43 | 279  
22 Jul 2008 /  #17
Hi Kneehawk, would you care to expand or direct me in relation to your comments on Redent? Very interested in hearing peoples experience.
kneehawk 1 | 47  
22 Jul 2008 /  #18
Hi Vincent,
I have no direct experiance of rednet myself,but you can google Property Secrets and join as a lite member that will give you access to the forum.You will find a lot of threads regarding Polish properties including mortgages,accounting,legals,fitouts etc, although most of the forum relates to off plan new builds.Rednet are discussed many times by investors in Poland and you can form your own opinion.You can go back in some cases many months on one particular thread .I forgot to mention that it costs nothing to be a lite member ,but should you wish to read detailed reports by the company then you would need to become a pro member which will cost £7.99 per month.
vndunne 43 | 279  
22 Jul 2008 /  #19
Great. Many thanks. Just looking around at the moment and nice to get all feedback.
GodandBrown 2 | 63  
23 Jul 2008 /  #20
It doesn't seem to be too serious at all. Be careful with guests' comments here who have always a better offer. I would not trust them.
23 Jul 2008 /  #21
halo Kneehowk

metro is not the only bank which are doing loan for self-employed investors but it is the most popular bank but as i mention and you notice that as well that every applicant situation is different and adviser must be able to offer the best possible offer , not only the easiest for the adviser.

about the rednet: there are a lot of opinions about the company: positive and negative but based on rednets recommendation a huge number of investors starts investing in poland, rednet also found the property investment. this is a first company with a such profile and there was no way to avoid some mistakes but now many issues was changed to bring customers a very high service.

kind regards

halo GodandBrown

i am not u quest in this business :)
when you check my CV you will find out that i worked with open finance/metro bank and now rednet so i am not a ghost
ParisJazz - | 172  
23 Jul 2008 /  #22
this is a first company with a such profile and there was no way to avoid some mistakes but now many issues was changed to bring customers a very high service.

How times have changed.. I remember rednet as a mere clumsy real estate website 4 or 5 years ago, with an even clumsier boss, robert something I believe, who was harassing all UK based property brokers trying to sell them the latest off-plan deals.

I must say he did VERY well for himself and rednet is now barely recognisable.

Hats off to his entrepreneurial genius.

23 Jul 2008 /  #23
i do not remember what was 5 years ago, because i work here not even a year

i hope you bought some apartments 5 yrs ago

kind regards
4 May 2009 /  #24
Merged: interest only mortgage in Poland

is there any chance to get an interest only mortgage in Poland?
What about buy to let? I mean real buy to let product, with rental coverage over 125per.
magdalenaG 2 | 67  
4 May 2009 /  #25
lending criteria has tightened significantly with almost all Polish lenders . "Real" buy to let mortgages were never available in Poland & if you are a non Polish resident then most Polish banks won't even consider lending to you.
5 May 2009 /  #26

That is not true that a such products are not available. I have never have problems with non-residential customers if they have asset. BTL is also availble but you have to have at least one property, it can be mortgaged.

mortgage advisor - free lancer
magdalenaG 2 | 67  
5 May 2009 /  #27
your optimism is commendable Daniel... if a little misplaced.
7 May 2009 /  #28

It is a pity you do not have these products in your offer....

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