Foreign Currency Mortgages

The Society is now lending to mortgage customers within Northern Ireland who will either:

  • Make their monthly mortgage payments from an income that is earned in either Euro (€) or US Dollar ($), or
  • Use an asset (vehicle/strategy) held in Euro or US dollar to repay an interest only balance

Please see below for Foreign Currency Mortgage rates.

Foreign Currency Mortgage Products

Type of
mortgage
LTVProduct typeRateFees
House purchaseUp to 90%2 year variable discount2.29%Free
House purchaseUp to 90%2 year fixed2.69%Free
RemortgageUp to 85%2 year variable discount1.94%Free
RemortgageUp to 85%2 year fixed2.45%Free
Self-buildUp to 60%2 year variable discount3.74%Arrangement fee – £995
Self-buildUp to 75%2 year variable discount4.24%Arrangement fee – £995
Self-buildUp to 60%3 year variable discount2.74%Arrangement fee – £995
Self-buildUp to 75%3 year variable discount3.24%Arrangement fee – £995

Further product information:

  • A mortgage will be classified as a Foreign Currency Mortgage if the customer uses foreign currency income or a foreign currency asset to repay the mortgage;
  • The Society’s loan will remain in Sterling (£);
  • The accepted foreign currencies are only either Euro or US Dollar;
  • The Society will only accept 1 of the 2 foreign currencies per application. Therefore, we can accept an application in Sterling and Euro or Sterling and US Dollar but not both Euro and US Dollar;
  • The Society can only accept either income in a foreign currency or an asset in a foreign currency, but not both, i.e. the customer can make the mortgage payments using a foreign currency income or repay an interest only balance using a foreign currency asset, but they cannot do both;
  • Once classified as a Foreign Currency Mortgage the mortgage will remain classified as a Foreign Currency Mortgage for the duration of the mortgage;
  • The Society will monitor and track the exchange rate on each
    Foreign Currency Mortgage daily;
  • The Society must alert Foreign Currency Mortgage customers if the exchange rate moves against them by 20% or more.  We will continue to contact customers for as long as the position of the exchange rate remains at more than a 20% reduction in the exchange rate.  During this time, the Society will issue a letter to the customer every 90 days;
  • The exchange rate applicable to the mortgage (i.e. the rate that future exchange rate movements will be measured against) is the Reuters exchange rate applicable on the day funds are released (the completion date). For Self-build cases, this will be the rate on the day funds are released for the 1st stage;
  • As our Affordability Calculator is in sterling, please convert the foreign currency from either Euro or US Dollars to the sterling equivalent at the appropriate exchange rate on the day of the calculation.  Our Affordability Calculator is designed for guidance purposes only.
  • To apply for a Foreign Currency Mortgage, please contact your local Progressive branch.