Public Sector Mortgages Ireland
If you work in the public sector, Advice First Financial can offer you a mortgage which has been specifically designed for you.
The Public Sector Mortgages Ireland, which are provided by ICS Mortgages & Finance Ireland, are designed for First-time buyers, Second-time buyers and those switching from another lender and possibly releasing equity in their home.
On a joint application, only one applicant needs to be a public sector worker to avail of this offer.
Key Qualifying Criteria For Public Sector Mortgages in Ireland
- All properties must be in the Republic of Ireland
- They house must be used as your Principal Dwelling Houses, that is, it must be your home.
- You must have the required permissions to reside and work in Ireland
- A full valuation of each property is required
- Security, buildings insurance and life cover are required
- Minimum age of applicants is 18 years and maximum age on maturity on the loan is 70 years
- You must have a proven repayment capacity to meet stress test repayments
These mortgages are not available for self-builds.
Key Features of Public Sector Mortgages in Ireland
Your basic income will be considered to be two points up your current pay scale. Provided you are not on the point of your scale.
On variable income the following will apply
Overtime: Up to 100% of regular overtime earned may be factored into our assessment if your employer confirms it is regular on your salary certificate.
Allowances: 100% of contractual allowances will be factored in if your employer confirms it is guaranteed and is evident on the most recent Employment Detail Summary and on target income for current tax year
Employees who are promoted within the Civil Service on a one year ‘probationary’ period will be considered.
New entrants to the Civil/ Public service who are subject to any probationary period will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Your previous employment history will be required to establish your experience and suitability for their new position.
The detail of what is available
A range of variable & fixed rates are available.
An overpay facility – you can pay an additional 20% off the loan amount in any 12-month period without penalty whether you are on a fixed or variable rate. This will reduce your mortgage term and the amount of interest you pay.
Mortgage breaks – customers can apply for a 3-month break from their mortgage up to 3 times throughout their mortgage term. This is to give a little breathing space during certain life events such as the birth of a child, medical or educational expenses.
The mortgage must be drawn down for at least 12 months before applying for a mortgage break.
If you are a Public Sector employee, please contact us and we would be delighted to give you further details of this attractive mortgage package.
Your dream of owning your own home could be closer than you think.
Call us today in Letterkenny: 074 910 3938
Public Sector Mortgages From ICS
Public Sector Staff qualify for higher ICS Mortgages in Ireland
ICS came into the homeloan market again last year and have disrupted the marketplace with their lending criteria.
Where they are making a big difference is how they view Civil/ Public Servants income for mortgage lending.
All lenders use your income in the first instance to calculate the amount of lending available to you.
ICS will calculate the lending figure for Civil/ Public servants based on 2 points up on your pay scale.
ICS Mortgages is a 150-year-old brand that was originally established to service the needs of the Public Sector. So, they are going back to their roots.
They are offering slightly different lending guidelines for this sector due to the security of their employment and potential future earnings. The basic income for Public Sector employees will be considered to be two points up their current Pay Scale.
With regard to Variable income the following will apply
- Overtime: Up to 100% of regular overtime earned may be factored into our assessment if the employer confirms it is regular on their salary certificate
- Allowances: 100% of contractual allowances will be factored in if the employer confirms it is guaranteed and is evident on the most recent Employment Detail Summary and on target income for current tax year
- They will consider employees who are promoted within the Civil Service on a one year ‘probationary’ period.
- New entrants to the Civil/ Public service who are subject to any probationary period will be reviewed on a case by case basis. An applicant’s previous employment history is required to establish their experience and suitability for their new position.
- Only one applicant needs to be a public sector employee to apply for this competitive mortgage proposition.
- Their rates will be the same for Public sector and non-public sector applications
Helen is a teacher and was appointed before January 2011, she is currently on .9 on the pay scale. Her basic income is €46,278.
Based on this income Helen would qualify for a mortgage of €161,973 with the traditional lenders.
We can now increase Helen’s income by 2 points to €49,629, now Helen would qualify for €173,700
A difference of €11,727.
So, as a Civil/ Public Servant ICS will lend more than any other lender in the market place at this time.
Warning: In the example above we used a simple income multiple of 3.5 times to work out the amount of available lending. A higher lending amount may be available if Helen qualified for an exemption. Other lending terms, conditions and criteria apply.
As you can see lending criteria differs between lenders, the amount of lending available can differ greatly between lenders, so, it is important to speak an advisor/broker who knows the market place and who has access to a number of lenders, as well as some that are not on the high street.
Our advice is, if you are thinking of applying for a mortgage, or looking at your existing mortgage, get advice, this will be one of the biggest decisions you will make in your lifetime.
Asking for help and advice is first place to start
If you want help, we are happy to advise.
Call us today in Letterkenny: 074 910 3938
In accordance with the provisions of the Consumer Credit Act 1995, the following are for your attention:
YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP PAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER LOAN SECURED ON IT. THE PAYMENT RATES ON THIS HOUSING LOAN MAY BE ADJUSTED BY THE LENDER FROM TIME TO TIME
Note: The above notice in respect of adjustments to repayment rates will not apply during any period when the loan is at a fixed rate.
IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP YOUR REPAYMENTS YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME
In accordance with the provision of the Consumer Protection Code (CPC) 2012 the following are for your attention:
IF YOU DO not MEET THE REPAYMENTS ON YOUR LOAN, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL GO INTO ARREARS. THIS MAY AFFECT YOUR CREDIT RATING WHICH MAY LIMIT YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS CREDIT IN THE FUTURE
The following warning applies in the case of variable rate loans:
THE COST OF YOUR MONTHLY REPAYMENTS MAY INCREASE.
The following warning applies in the case of fixed rate loans:
YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY CHARGES IF YOU PAY OFF A FIXED RATE LOAN EARLY.
The following warning applies in the case of debt consolidation loans:
THIS NEW LOAN MAY TAKE LONGER TO PAY OFF THAN YOUR PREVIOUS LOAN. THIS MEANS THAT YOU MAY PAY MORE THAN IF YOU PAID OVER A SHORTER TERM.