What are the main caracteristics of the different housing loans? | Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat, Luxembourg

Conventional housing loan with fixed interest rate

  • equal monthly instalments during the chosen fixed interest rate period,
  • secures your budget by protecting you against interest rate increases,
  • terms of fixed interest rates (until revision): 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 years,
  • maximum term of the loan: 30 years,
  • the full or partial early repayment of a fixed interest rate loan without payment of an early repayment indemnity is limited to the interest rate resetting periods with 15 days’ prior written notice to be sent to BCEE,
  • outside the interest resetting periods, a request for a full or partial early repayment is to be sent with 15 days’ prior written notice to BCEE. After you receive BCEE’s prior written approval and an early repayment indemnity (breakage cost) and an early repayment fee currently equal to EUR 200 are debited from your loan account, repayment will be possible. The early repayment indemnity is calculated on the basis of the terms fixed at the signing of the loan in accordance with the legal provisions in force. Subject to fulfilling the conditions provided by law, the early repayment indemnity may thus be limited by a ceiling of six months’ interest calculated on the repaid amount. Note that the law excludes the financing of rental property from this ceiling.

Conventional housing loan with variable interest rate

  • monthly instalments adjusted according to changes in the interest rate,
  • maximum term of the loan: 30 years,
  • early repayment possible at any time and without penalties.

Mixed housing loan with variable/fixed interest rate

By financing your investment with a loan that is part fixed interest rate and part variable interest rate, you can take advantage of the benefits of both forms of interest rates:

  • flexibility of early repayment for the variable interest rate,
  • stability of the monthly repayment amount for the fixed interest rate.

LOGIFLEX housing loan

  • loan split into two parts: - classical part with monthly installments including principal and interest, - “in fine” part with monthly instalments limited to the payment of accrued interest and the borrowed capital repayable no later than the loan’s final due date,
  • reduction of the monthly repayment,
  • maximum term of the loan: 25 years,
  • increased repayment flexibility.

Housing loan at Euribor rates

  • Euribor, or the Euro Interbank Offered Rate, is the average lending rate at which 20 banking institutions grant unsecured loans to other banks. The rate is calculated for a given maturity at 11 a.m. on each working day and published by the European Money Markets Institute (Euribor's administrative body) at https://www.emmi-benchmarks.eu/euribor-org/euribor-rates.html,
  • early repayment possible at any time and without penalty fees.

Bridge loan

  • interim financing solution pending the sale of real estate or the receipt of certain funds (for example, a life insurance payment),
  • interest payable monthly,
  • maximum loan term: normally 24 months,
  • principal repayable at the final due date of the interim financing.

EcoPrêt

  • simplifies the financing of your projects to improve the energy performance of your home,
  • attractive interest rates,
  • no mortgage registration,
  • no handling fee,
  • loan between EUR 5.000 and EUR 50.000,
  • term of the loan: 13 to 120 months.

Climate loan

In keeping with its policy to further promote sustainable energy renovations and prevent energy insecurity, the Luxembourg State has established a financial assistance system that includes a climate loan at a reduced interest rate and another at a zero interest rate.  As a bank authorised as part of the KlimaBank measures, BCEE grants these two types of loans subject to a prior approval in principle to be requested from the central contact point for housing allowances (“Guichet unique des aides au lodgement”).

 

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