Saskia Gruijters, Friday, 10 March 2017
Mortgage interest rate in Spain
The mortgage interest rate in Spain has some differences with the interest rate in your home country. Besides the interest rate, there are some more
important components in choosing the right mortgage in Spain.
Until 2016 in Spain, mortgages were usually taken out at a variable interest rate. Spanish banks only offered an interest rate based on the Euribor.
Usually this was a 12 month Euribor which was revised every year. This meant that the interest rate could fluctuate depending on the market
situation, which indeed has happened: the increasing interest rate has caused quite some problems.
It gives a feeling of security when you know that the monthly costs are fixed, especially when it comes to your own house (your main residence).
Spain too has learned its lesson and nowadays fixed interest rates are being offered by almost all banks.
In periods of low interest rates people usually choose for a fixed rate to benefit from low monthly costs during a long period. This is called the
fixed-interest mortgage of which the interest rate is fixed during the whole loan period. This may be different in your home country. The loan period
depends on your age. For more information,
It may still be interesting to have a variable interest rate when the mortgage is taken out for a short period. For early repayment only minimum
administration fees will be charged.
If you have taken out a mortgage with a variable interest rate it can be interesting to fix the rate. You can negotiate with the bank to renew the
mortgage. If your current bank does not wish to cooperate or when communications do not go smoothly, please consider contacting a mortgage
intermediary who can sort this out for you. They know exactly how to go about and are informed of all the regulations and procedures. For more