Variable-Rate Mortgage

A traditional mortgage with conditions like never before.

The classic mortgage: you just have to choose the amount and the term.

From Euribor+
0.99%

1.52% Variable APR
1.99% NIR first year

This is how our variable-rate mortgage works

Who can apply?

Exclusive conditions for individuals residing in Spain looking to buy their primary residence or second home. Applicants must have a monthly income of at least €2,000.

To buy a primary residence or second home

Up to 80% of the value of the primary residence and 60% of the second home, using either the acquisition price or the appraisal value as a reference, whichever is lower.

Up to 30 years.

You can pay back a variable-rate mortgage over 30 years, provided that none of the holders are over 75 at the end of the mortgage term.

Early repayment.

You can make partial repayments or pay back your mortgage in full whenever you want.
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See Variable-Rate Mortgage terms and conditions Variable-Rate Mortgage terms and conditions

The variable-rate mortgage is a mortgage loan benchmarked against the Euribor plus a spread, with annual reviews. The Euribor is one of the official benchmark rates for the mortgage market. It is published by the Banco de España on a monthly basis.

This offer is available to individuals resident in Spain (non-residents, please contact us).

Terms and conditions

For new mortgages.

To buy your primary residence or second home.

For individuals resident in Spain whose total income exceeds €2,000/month.

Up to 80% of the value of the primary residence and 60% of the second home, using the lower of the appraisal value or the purchase value as the benchmark.

Interest rates

First year1: fixed rate of 1.99% NIR

Remaining years1 From Euribor + 0.99%

Variable APR1: 1.52%

This spread is maintained throughout the life of the mortgage, providing that these terms and conditions are met:

Payroll Account, Business Account or non-payroll account (discount of 0.50 percentage points).

Life insurance for 100% of the amount of the mortgage loan, contracted with Bankinter Seguros de Vida, S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros (discount of 0.60 percentage points).

Comprehensive home insurance with a minimum home contents coverage of €30,000 and structure coverage equivalent to the appraisal value of the property for insurance purposes, taken out with Línea Directa Aseguradora, S.A. and brokered by Bankinter, S.A., Operador de Banca-Seguro (discount of 0.10 percentage points).

Pension plan/EPSV: to have arranged and to keep in effect, over the entire term of the loan, a pension plan/EPSV with Bankinter Seguros de Vida (a Bankinter, S.A. Group company), and to make an annual contribution to that plan of at least €600 (bonus of 0.10 percentage points).

Arranging the products as described above is entirely optional for the customer. The aforementioned rate will be increased by the corresponding percentage points for each of these products that is not arranged.

Contract amount and term

Minimum amount of €30,000.
Maximum term of 30 years.

Arrangement fee

The arrangement fee is €500.

Mortgage expenses

The customer will pay the appraisal costs. The Bank will pay the expenses of the Notary, registry, management agency and stamp duty (the amount of which varies depending on the autonomous community where the mortgage is arranged), except in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (where the customer pays such costs, except for the acquisition of a primary residence which is exempt from this tax).

The mortgage is subject to the application being approved by Bankinter, S.A.

Offer valid until 30/09/2019 or until reaching a total of €750 million.

See FAQs FAQs

What is a mortgage loan?

A mortgage loan is a contract, usually between a financial institution and a customer (an individual or legal person), under which the financial institution delivers funds to the customer, who repays these in the period and under the terms and conditions agreed; this includes repayment of the nominal value of the loan and the payment of interest.

Why are mortgage loans the most suitable way of buying a home?

When someone buys a home but does not have the funds to pay for it, they apply to a financial institution for a loan. This loan is usually arranged as a mortgage loan, as this guarantees to the entity that the loan instalments will be met through the property that is going to be acquired. In most cases - but not our Hipoteca SIN mortgage - the borrowers must also give personal guarantees.

Mortgage loans have the lowest interest rates of the loans offered by banks.

What do personal guarantee and mortgage collateral mean in a mortgage?

In any mortgage loan, except for our Hipoteca SIN mortgage, there is a personal guarantee from the borrowers and the property is used as collateral. In other words, if the customer does not meet their obligations, in addition to the possibility of losing the property, their liability and that of the other parties involved in the transaction will extend to all of their present and future assets.

How do they differ from personal loans?

Mortgage loans mean that the loan repayment are guaranteed through a mortgage. This mortgage allows the financial institution to foreclose the home on a preferential basis compared to any other creditor.

Personal loans are usually for purposes other than buying a home, such as general expenses, vehicles, furniture or appliances; in such cases the interest payments are exclusively a personal responsibility.

How do you compare one loan to another to decide which is best?

The interest rate is the best way to compare one loan with another. It may be variable, fixed or mixed. However, the customer also has to meet other expenses, such as arrangement, cancellation and appraisal fees, in addition to the interest rate.

Therefore, the best way to find the cheapest loan is to look at the APR (annual percentage rate), which includes all of the expenses of the loan.

The customer should use this information to assess the terms and conditions of the loan and decide which best meets their needs and the needs of their family.

What is the Euribor?

The Euro Interbank Offered Rate.

European banks lend money to each other for which they pay interest. These loans can have different terms. The average of the interest rates offered by European banks is calculated and this gives us the Euribor. However, only 44 of Europe's biggest banks - the main ones - are involved in the process.

The Euribor for each term is published daily at about 11 o'clock in the morning. Previously banks had to report their interest rates over the previous 24 hours, and the arithmetic mean of these rates was taken, eliminating the highest 15% and the lowest 15% to give the Euribor for each term.

What other types of insurance can be contracted in addition to the loan?

Mandatory insurance: Damage insurance (called home insurance). This covers the damage a house might suffer, so as to keep the property in good condition.

The law requires mortgaged properties to be insured against damages for their appraisal value, as determined by regulation (Art. 8. Law 2/1981, of 25 March, on the Regulation of the Mortgage Market).

Optional insurance: it is good idea to contract life insurance to cover the contingency of death or permanent or absolute disability of the borrower, so that the compensation can be used to repay the loan.

What amortisation method do you use for your mortgage loans?

There are several different mortgage repayment methods. The method applicable to the mortgage loans offered by Bankinter is the French repayment system, under which the loan is repaid in fixed monthly instalments, comprising capital and interest.

The interest is calculated based on the outstanding capital to be repaid, and therefore the proportion of the instalment that represents the payment of interest is higher during the early years of the mortgage repayment period.

What is mortgage subrogation?

Subrogation is the changing of one of the parties to a loan contract, whether the creditor (the financial institution) or the debtor (the customer).

Subrogation of the creditor happens when the borrower decides to change to another financial institution. There is a procedure for this, which gives the original bank the possibility to voluntarily improve the existing terms and conditions. When using this option, the debtor must also consider all of the terms and conditions offered by the new institution, particularly the arrangement fees.

Subrogation of the debtor occurs when ownership of a mortgaged property is transferred, and the buyer accepts the original terms and conditions, or the new conditions agreed, for repayment of the outstanding loan. This is not mandatory, as the buyer can ask to buy the house free of encumbrances, with the debtor repaying the mortgage.

What documentation do I need to submit for Bankinter to consider my mortgage?

The bank will now detail the documentation required to allow Bankinter to assess the solvency of the transaction, for both the applicants and any guarantors.

Identification data:

  • An ID card/tax ID card or foreign-national residency card for the parties.
  • Indicate the number of children under your responsibility.
  • Indicate marital status: single, married, widowed, divorced, legally separated, etc. Should you be married under a financial system that requires marriage agreements, a copy of such documents will be needed. For the status of separated or divorced, a copy of the regulatory agreement and/or judicial sentence must be provided.

Financial details for employed workers:

  • Photocopy of the last 3 payslips or proof of receipt of a pension.
  • Photocopy of your employment history, when you have been at the company for less than 4 years and/or the same is not stated on your payslips.
  • Photocopy of your personal income tax return (IRPF) for the last year. If a Declaration of Assets has been made, a copy of the same will be required.

Financial details for self-employed workers:

  • A photocopy of your registration for tax on economic activity (IAE).
  • Photocopy of quarterly VAT and personal income tax (IRPF) returns, as well as the annual summary.
  • Photocopy of your personal income tax return (IRPF) for the last year. If a Property Asset Declaration has been made, a copy of this is required.

Financial data in both cases:

  • Photocopy of property tax (IBI) receipts should you hold other properties in your name.
  • Photocopy of property lease contract (if applicable).
  • Photocopy of the last 3 payment receipts should other debts be held in your name (loans, leasing, etc.). In the event of subrogation, as well as the last three loan payment receipts, a copy of the deed for the mortgage loan that will be subrogated must be provided.
  • Photocopy of proof of other income: pensions from other countries, etc.

Information on the property to be mortgaged:

  • Photocopy of the private purchase contract.
  • Photocopy of the deed of ownership, should there be no purchase operation.
  • Up-to-date land registry report (nota simple).

What documents are required on the day of signing the deed before the notary?

You will need

  • Fully valid ID card/Tax ID card or foreigner card.
  • In the case of second-hand properties, the last property tax bill and a certificate issued by the Association of Property Owners stating that the owner is up to date with all payments obligations.

What is our variable-rate mortgage?

This is our traditional mortgage, referenced to the Euribor— one of the official rates of the mortgage market published monthly by the Banco de España—to which we will add a spread. So the instalment will vary at each interest rate review.

What is the maximum amount that will be available when I apply for a mortgage?

The maximum amount available will be related to the value of the property, with the value of the mortgaged property being understood to be the lower of the appraisal value or the purchase price.

Thus, the maximum loan you can apply for is:

  • Up to 80% of the value of the mortgaged property if this is the customer/borrower's primary residence (either the purchase value or appraisal value, whichever is lower). For example, for a property that is the primary residence of the applicant with a value of €187,500, the maximum amount that may be applied for to finance this is €150,000.
  • Up to 60% of the value of the mortgaged property in the case of second homes. Thus, €112,500 is the maximum financing that can be applied for for a property that constitutes a second home for the applicant valued at €187,500.

What are the combined sales you offer in your mortgages?

The bank offers a range of optional products and services in combination with the mortgage loan for the property. These increase the interest rate or spread, depending on whether it is a fixed- or variable-rate mortgage, if they are not contracted.

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